At Shepherd’s House we assist clients in gaining life skills which empower them to take responsibility for their lives. We strive to create an atmosphere that is conducive to recovery and to establish a life-changing fellowship that will ultimately lead to a successful recovery and reentry into the community. We believe the needs of individuals in recovery are best met through a healthy reliance on peer group support, twelve-step programs and the concept of caring and sharing. In doing so we create a framework for a life that can be lived substance free and that can produce productive members in the community.
It’s hard to believe that the Shepherd’s House became a reality over 25 years ago this year. All as a result of Fred Hood our founder and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Since that time Shepherd’s House has grown to three facilities and has treated over 1400 men.Now that is something to talk about. We have become one of the most recognized programs in the region committed to recovery of alcoholism and drug addiction. None of this would be possible without people like you, people who care about making a difference in our community. We have been so blessed to have such wonderful volunteers, staff and board members who are so committed to our vision and mission.
I would like to take this time to sayTHANK YOU! Thank you for your dedication, your passion, your values, your generosity, your giving heart, your leadership and your commitment to help so many. I appreciate you and your support more that I can adequately express!
I am truly grateful for you all,
Guy A. Huguelet III
We began a process two years ago to develop a strategic plan that would help us to continue to move forward in improving our program. The process was lengthy, including contributions from our Board Members, staff and clients, which has allowed us to establish goals for the short and long-term future of the Shepherd’s House.
As Executive Director, I was in charge of developing the clinical and administrative goals and I would like to share some of our ideas with you, our supporters. I believe it is important for you to realize the vision that we have set for our agency and to understand that we are constantly trying to improve upon our services.
Our short-term clinical goals include improving aftercare services, increasing life skill education courses, and investigating best practices for dealing with relapses.
Short-term administrative goals include increased communication with all staff, increasing community awareness, improvement to facilities and revision of our policy manual.
Long-term clinical goals include providing rental housing for graduates, incorporating additional evidence-based treatment programming and increasing retention rates. We are striving to both improve the services we offer to clients during and after our program while exploring opportunities to meet more of the treatment needs within our community.
Long-term administrative goals include options for treating specific populations, such as veterans, and investigating the potential need for other treatment modalities besides transitional living. We are excited about the future of the Shepherd’s House and will continue to share our vision with you because without you we would not be able to provide our much needed services to the community.
Shepherd’s House program is a 12 to 18 month program. Our long-term goals are measured at a year after graduating the program. This means that the outcomes are measured at 2 years to 30 months after entering our program. These are astounding results as most of our clients have a long history of relapses, incarcerations and failed employment attempts. Our first long-term outcome is that 60 percent of graduates contacted one year after program completion will report no use of alcohol or other drugs of abuse. Second, 60 percent of program participants will have maintained fulltime employment one year or longer following completion of the program. Third, 80% of program graduates will remain free of any alcohol/drug related arrests one year from program completion. As we have a history of consistently meeting our intermediate and long-term outcomes, Shepherd’s House is very proud of the long term, measurable changes that occurs for our clients and their families.
Initial urine drug screens are given to clients upon admission. Random urine screens are performed and recorded throughout treatment. Upon entrance, an initial assessment is given to assess current employment status. Upon obtaining or switching employment, clients fill out updated employment information sheets. We do criminal background checks on all of our clients and any additional arrests are noted in their charts. Shepherd's House has clients within the program complete 6-month and 12-month follow-up forms to continue to monitor all three indicators. One of the most rewarding achievements of the Shepherd's House is the supportive community that has evolved from the large number of graduates. We are able to have face-to-face interviews with most of our graduates, either on-site or at outside AA/NA meetings. For those we do not have regular contact with, we obtain a follow-up phone number and address in an effort to collect follow-up data.
I began using drugs at age twelve, starting with marijuana and after a short time graduated into amphetamines, barbiturates, narcotics, cocaine and hallucinogens. I became increasingly withdrawn and prone to outburst of violence. I would steal money from both my mother and father so I could buy more drugs. Most of my adult life went on much the same way, repeated failed attempts at employment and relationships. I was given a chance at rehabilitation and a life via the Shepherd’s House, where I spent some thirteen months learning how to become a productive and responsible member of society. The truth is, I don’t really have the words to express how profoundly that program has changed my life. Everything that I have and everything that I am I owe to the Shepherd’s House. I’ve been since January 23, 2008. I have an apartment, work two steady jobs, pay my bills, true and trusted friends and a relationship with my family. Today I have dreams, today I’m truly free…
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