The Shepherd's Home History

Ministry Founded 2009

Rooted in the ministry of the Celebrate Recovery program of Campbell County, Today, The Shepherd’s Home embodies the passion of Christian individuals to provide a safe place for men and women seeking freedom from addiction.

In 2009, the leadership of Celebrate Recovery and Celebrate Recovery Inside (the women’s jail ministry) quickly recognized the destructive cycle of addiction and dependency among women after release from jail.  Sadly, approximately 70% of women return to jail.

The Celebrate Recovery Leadership prayerfully approached the First Baptist Church of Jacksboro deacon board with a proposal to open a residential recovery program. The program was approved on August 23, 2009 and the First Baptist Church Jacksboro agreed to provide support to establish a separate 501c3 organization.

With donations from multiple individuals and local businesses, a house previously owned by the church was refurbished in order to safely and comfortably house the women in recovery.  The By-Laws for The Shepherd's Home were written and a business license obtained. A board of five persons, chaired by Larry Tanis, developed procedures, recruited staff, and connected with other local agencies for support, including the 8th Judicial District Drug Court.


The Opening of The Shepherd's Home for Women

On November 30, 2009 The Shepherd’s Home opened its door to applicants. The first resident arrived on December 5, 2009. That resident is now one of many who have completed the program.  Many of the residents who participate in the program come through Recovery Court, while others come to us through probation or by referral.


The Shepherd's Home for Men

August 1, 2016 the Board of Directors hired a new director to open a men's home for men recovering from addiction.


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