154 Bonnie Brae Dr.
Lexington KY 40508
Contact Information
Address 154 Bonnie Brae Dr.
Lexington, KY 40508
Phone (859) 252-1939
Fax 859 2521935
Contact Name Jerod Thomas
At A Glance
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Besides donating online, supporters can send donations to our office address of 635 Maxwelton Court, Lexington, KY  40508.  We also accept in-kind donations of twin bed linens, pots, pans, dishes, silverware, towels and wash clothes. 
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement 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.
Background Statement Shepherd's House is a private, non-profit agency that works with adult men in recovery from substance dependence. Shepherd's House is unique in that it's the only licensed long-term, treatment transitional living facility for men in the state. Shepherd's House program is built on structure and a therapeutic relationship with each of our clients. The Shepherd's House community continues to grow as we continue to assist more individuals and their families within the community.
Impact Statement Over the past year 1. We purchased and renovated a 10 one-bedroom apartment building for our new permanent housing program. 2. We opened the new facility in August, 2013 and our graduates now have a safe and supportive environment in which to continue their recovery. 3. We served our 1,400th client since our opening in 1986. Upcoming Year 1. We hope to focus on opportunities to expand and add beds to the transitional living component of our program. 2. We hope to initiate an additional annual fundraiser to help with operations of our program. 3. We hope to apply/receive additional grants to continue with our strategic plan.
Needs Statement 1. Monetary support from individuals, corporations and foundations. 2. In-kind donations (linens, applainces, dishes-anything to make a house a home) 3. Increased assistance with marketing and fundraising activities.
CEO/Executive Director Statement Shepherd's House is a unique program that allows adult men in recovery from a substance dependence to develop responsibility and accountability as they return to being responsible members of the community. We are a licensed facility, our clients obtain employment, participate in a structured and therapeutic treatment program and work a recovery program using the resources of AA/NA. The duration of our treatment program (12-18 months), has shown an ability to help clients remain sober, employed and out of incarceration long after they graduate. As Executive Director/CEO, I have been with the agency for over six years and continue to be excited about the work that we do. It is nothing short of a miracle to see how our clients change over their long treatment experience. Other short term programs teach client how to get sober; we are excited about the opportunity to teach clients how to stay and live sober. Shepherd's House is continuously thankful for its supporters that allow us to provide such a helpful service to our clients and the community. We need our supporters now more than ever as we are moving forward with our strategic plan. We continue to assess the needs of our clients and the community and will extend our services to meet that need.
Board Chair Statement 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 jChairman Shepherd's House Board of Directors
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Health Care /
Geographic Areas Served
Boyle County
Mercer County
The Shepherd's House primary geographic area is Fayette and surrounding counties. However, the uniqueness of the program allows us to receive referrals from other counties in Kentucky and other states in the US.
Board Chair
Board Chair John McGregor iii
Company Affiliation Print Again Ink
Board Members
Elizabeth BancroftCounty AttorneyVoting
Chris ChaffinTraditional BankVoting
Kenny CoxClay Ingels Co. Inc.Voting
Guy HugueletDupree FinancialVoting
John McDonaldCommunity VolunteerVoting
Connie MilliganBluegrass MH/MRVoting
Thomas RichardsVolunteerVoting
Carl RogersBluegrass TrussVoting
Jerod ThomasPresident/CEONonVoting
John WilliamsWilliams Kilpatrick and True, PLLCVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 14
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 65%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 71%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Additional Board Members and Affiliations
David Cole
David Hollingsworth LCSW
Gordon Hyde MD
Greg Jones MD
Robert Kraus MD
Wayne Musick
Allen Rodes
Ralph Scearce
CEO Comments  It is always important to be able to plan for the future. At Shepherd’s House, we take the approach of “never satisfied” when describing the effectiveness and the efficiency of our treatment program. 

  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.                         

Jason Thomas

 Executive Director


CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Jason Thomas CADC
Term Start Mar 2007
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 7
Volunteers 25
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 90%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Primary Therapist
Title Resident House Manager
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Description Shepherd’s House is a 12-18 month transitional living facility for adult men that are battling a substance dependence. Shepherd’s House is unique in offering structure and an intense therapeutic program, which is not often found in a prototypical “halfway house”. Shepherd’s House assist clients in becoming more responsible/accountable to themselves, their family and the community. Shepherd’s House provides a multitude of services, including therapy from a licensed clinician, to address any issues that have resulted from clients history of substance abuse, including issues regarding family, employment, mental health, physical health, legal troubles and/or financial concerns.  Shepherd’s House is the only licensed transitional living facility for men with substance abuse issues in Lexington and in the state. There is no discrimination for race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability-As everyone deserves a chance at Recovery.
Budget 340000
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Specific Populations
Population Served Adults, Males
Program Short Term Success
Shepherd's House intermediate goals are also revolved around sobriety, employment and avoiding incarceration.  These goals include that 43% of clients admitted to the program will remain clean and sober for at least 60 days.  Also, 80% of clients will obtain full-time employment within four weeks of entering the program.  Finally, 90% of clients admitted to the program will remain free of any alcohol/drug related arrests while in the program.
Program Long term Success

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.

Program Success Monitored By  

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.

Examples of Program Success  

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…

Program Comments
CEO Comments
The primary need that we are continuing to address with our strategic plan is additional beds for Phase I or the transitional living component of our program.  We have successfully opened a 10 one-bedroom apartment building that has enabled us to initiate permanent housing for our graduates.Within our program, Phase I is the most structured and therapeutic component of the program.  As we consistently have a waiting list of 20-25 clients, we have accepted the challenge of extending our Phase I occupancy capabilities.  We continue to look for an appropriate piece of property, as well as appropriate funding to meet this need.  Shepherd's House will continue to keep all of its supporters updated on the advancement of our strategic plan.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted May 2009
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2014
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2015
Projected Revenue $319,091.00
Projected Expenses $331,269.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$235,278$229,917$473,704
Investment Income, Net of Losses$205$31$6
Membership Dues--$0$0
Special Events$42,775$44,838$28,824
Revenue In-Kind--$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$497,084$392,679$355,762
Administration Expense$62,914$45,606$25,620
Fundraising Expense$5,498$6,041$4,177
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.200.961.65
Program Expense/Total Expenses88%88%92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$1,485,814$1,373,067$1,396,249
Current Assets$285,143$65,179$39,284
Long-Term Liabilities$347,643$347,081$351,783
Current Liabilities--$0$0
Total Net Assets$1,138,171$1,025,986$1,044,466
Form 990s
2017 Form 990
2016 Form 990
2015 Form 990
2014 Form 990
2013 2013 990
2012 990 2012
2011 990 2011
2010 990EZ
2009 990EZ
2008 990EZ
2007 990EZ
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address 154 Bonnie Brae Dr.
Lexington, KY 40508
Primary Phone 859 252-1939
CEO/Executive Director Jason Thomas CADC
Board Chair John McGregor iii
Board Chair Company Affiliation Print Again Ink