Help Good Shepherd Ministries complete its third sober living house
DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Help Good Shepherd Ministries put people on the road to recovery.
The faith based nonprofit helps give men a fresh start through its sober living houses, but they can't take on more clients until they can finish work on its third house.
The agency has three sober living houses on Linden Avenue.
Good Shepherd Ministries has spent about $40,000 renovating several apartments at 261 Linden Avenue house from electrical to framework, but it still needs a lot of work.
The nonprofit is seeking funding to complete the home to house more clients.
Many of the men who belong or went through the recovery program have had a hand in the renovations.
"Us working together, joking and actually being productive members of the society really helps our recovery," said Joey Lane.
Before jumping into work or employment, those in the program first serve the community.
"They spend a couple of months doing service work, pay for their programs fees and rent here,” said Cody Cohoon, Good Shepherd Ministries House Manager and Client Coordinator. “They also get to serve the community, different local churches, volunteer programs, and our neighbors have good feedback at the little rallies that we have."
Well over 15 men are on a waiting list to get into Good Shepherd Ministries.
Good Shepherd Ministries also operates a thrift store on E. Third St. which helps finance the recovery center and holding a Spring Gala Banquet on May 11th at the Epiphany Lutheran Church to raise funds for the organization.