In 1986, with the help of Lexington’s Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Shepherd’s House was conceived and began treating men with substance abuse issues. After working with over 1,400 individuals on their road to recovery, Shepherd’s House now continues to meet the needs within the community with a permanent living facility, its fourth recovery house in Lexington, Kentucky. On Tuesday, September 24, Shepherd’s House will host a Dedication of The Joseph W. Minor House, which is named in honor of Joe Minor’s son, a Shepherd’s House graduate who passed away in 2009. The Minor House marks an incredible milestone made possible by generous private donations and public funding. “My son Joe was very involved at the Shepherd’s House and was always supportive of the program. It is my hope that his memory will give inspiration to the young men who live here, and I’m sure he would be thrilled about this new project,” Joe Minor said. John McGregor, Chairman of the Board of Directors, officially opened the doors on September 13. Minor House has 11 apartments that will house graduates of the Shepherd’s House long-term residential treatment program. “We are forever grateful for the donations, time and prayers that have sustained our clients and helped us provide hope for their recovery. Minor House is one-of-a-kind facility for our community that provides a safe and affordable place for these men to continue their physical, psychological, spiritual and social recovery,” McGregor said. The Joseph W. Minor House is located at 2117 Fontaine Drive and the Open House, beginning at 11am, is open to the public. Lexington May Jim Gray will speak at the ceremony. For additional information or questions, please contact: Guy Huguelet at 859.576.5770 or [email protected]
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