Isaiah House opens women’s treatment facility

Published 8:21 am Friday, October 14, 2022


Isaiah House continued its commitment to increase substance use disorder treatment services for women with the opening of the Shelley Center, located at 1090 Industry Road in Harrodsburg. The 34-bed center offers comprehensive treatment for women including therapy with licensed clinicians, life skills training, medical care and peer support services. 

“This expansion of treatment options for women is vital to Kentucky’s efforts to address the addiction crisis,” said Mike Cox, Isaiah House Chief Operating Officer. “We are grateful for the opportunity to help meet the demand for programs that provide women with the SUD treatment and life skills they need to restore their lives and families.”   

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The Center is named in honor Harrodsburg natives Cloyd “C.A.” and Rita Shelley. Both C.A. and Rita faithfully served Isaiah House clients in support roles until C.A.’s death in March 2022. Rita continues to provide discipleship to the women of Isaiah House today. 

“I am so thankful for Isaiah House and the work they do to pull people out of the hopelessness of addiction,” said Shelley. “For the organization to honor me and C.A. with the naming of the center where lives will be saved is just an amazing gift from God. I am excited to see how the Lord uses this place.”   

The Shelley Center is Isaiah House’s 4th women’s facility to open since 2018 joining the Lisa Walker Center, also located in Harrodsburg, Isaiah House Women’s Center – Hustonville, and Isaiah House Women’s Center – Versailles. Between the four facilities, Isaiah House has 96 residential treatment beds for females. 

According to a joint report published in June 2022 by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy and the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, 2,250 Kentuckians died from a drug overdose in 2021. This was a 14.5% increase from 2020 when 1,964 overdose deaths were reported in the state. 

Nationally, the Center for Drug Abuse Statistics reports females are twice as likely to die from overdose as opposed to males. So far in 2022, Isaiah House has provided its life-changing services to 787 women.