ABOUT SHEPHERD’S SHELTER ROSS REHAB
Founded by a pastor who was formerly a homeless alcoholic and drug user, Shepherd’s Shelter Ross Rehab is a faith-based nonprofit that offers long-term Christian residential and outpatient care plus sober-living facilities for adult men and women who are struggling with substance abuse.
The center accepts many court-ordered clients.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The program lasts six to 18 months, and residents are required to be drug-tested every other day.
Treatment is based on the 12-Steps, and in particular the Recovery Dynamics curriculum, a course developed by the Kelly Foundation that guides individuals through the 12-Steps. The program also includes individual and group counseling two to three times a week, as well as relapse prevention, life skills, and socialization training, in the form of adapting to the group dynamic. Shepherd’s Shelter Ross Rehab’s website emphasizes that the program treats the whole person.
Since the program accepts many court-ordered clients, it includes training in identifying and altering criminal thinking.
An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is offered as either entry level or step-down care, and transitional living arrangements are available once clients have completed the program.
The founder of the facility is a registered addiction specialist and clinical supervisor, and all classroom instructors are certified to teach the Recovery Dynamics program. The three individuals polled to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave it one star, two stars, and five stars, all out of five.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
This is a 56-bed facility. All three of the individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility four or five out of five stars for its accommodations, meals, and cleanliness.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, Best-rehabs.com has not received any reviews directly from alumni of this facility, but secondary review sites yielded mostly positive coverage. On Facebook, where Shepherd’s Shelter Ross Rehab manages its own page, the facility had an average rating of 4.4 out of five stars based on 16 reviews, and on Yelp, it had three five-star ratings and a four-star rating.  “One of the best places I know of!! Not only do they help you learn about addiction but they help you find your way out- God!!” Paula wrote in a representative review on Facebook.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Of the three reviewers polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing, only one would recommend the center. The three reviewers gave Shepherds Shelter Ross Rehab low ratings for its holistic options and its counseling options, and more than one reviewer commented on a perceived lack of training in staff: “It is mostly faith based and staff is not educated and/or trained,” one anonymous reviewer wrote. Despite this, clients praised the center’s home-cooked food and desire to help people.
The facility does not appear to accept insurance, and functions largely on donations. Because of this, the center can charge just $800 for the first month of treatment, and $700/month thereafter. The three individuals polled to date on the facility’s affordability gave it two, three, and four out of five stars.
Updated May 2017