Shepherds Fold FAQS

Did You Know

  • Shepherds Fold was established in October of 2008 
  • Steve McCracken is not only our President but the Founder
  • Steve struggled with addictions for many years, and when he gave his heart to the Lord he knew he wanted to help! 
  • Our in house Facility holds a maximum of 19 people
  • Our Residents experience a strategically planned schedule consisting of Morning Devotions, Chores, Christian Classes, Quiet Time, Overcomers, Celebrate Recovery, Evening Class, and Night Time Devotions
  • Shepherds Fold requires a Resident without a High School Diploma or GED to get one during the program, as well as helping Residents to attend college classes
  • Shepherds Fold works with our Residents in every avenue of their life including Life Skills, Parenting, Interview Skills, and Budgeting
  • Once a Resident is ready and eligible for our Out-Patient Recovery, Shepherds Fold helps in setting them up with a new job

If you have a loved one that is experiencing any of the above symptoms and signs, and are ready to make a real change, call us today don't wait. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I donate to Shepherds Fold online?

     Yes you can! Shepherds Fold offers a quick donation button through PayPal. 

Where do I get information regarding a loved one needing to join? 

     The best scenario is to call our Main Office at 573 654 2280. You may also send us a message through our Facebook page: ShepherdsFoldOfficial, or email us at

Where can I send a love offering to help Shepherds Fold? 

     Our mail is best distributed to P.O. Box 36 Paragould, AR 72451, or if you would like to personally come and meet our staff you are welcome anytime to visit our current facility at 201 East Loeb Street, Cardwell, MO. 

What supplies does Shepherds Fold need? 

     We have a more detailed list on the Ministry Page, but we always need food, cleaning supplies, office products, and of course all paper products. 

What does "I AM THE ONE" mean? 

     I AM THE ONE is from Luke 15:4 in which the Shepherd left the 99 sheep and went after the 1. It is the staple of our ministry proving to these men with addictions that even if the world gave up on them Jesus has not! 

How can I join the team, If I feel called? 

     If you feel called to give to this cause call us anytime at the number above! We are always looking for people with a heart and passion to help! 

Warning Signs of Commonly Abused Drugs

Marijuana: Glassy, Red eyes, loud talking, inappropriate laughter followed by sleepiness, loss of interest, motivation, weight gain or weight loss

Depressants: Including Xanax, Valium, GHB: Contracted pupils, drunk-like behavior; difficulty concentrating; clumsiness, poor judgement, slurred speech, and sleepiness

Stimulants: Including amphetamines, cocaine, crystal meth: Dilated pupils, hyperactivity, euphoria, irritability, anxiety, excessive talking followed by depression or excessive sleeping at odd times, may go long periods of time without eating or sleeping, weight loss, dry mouth and nose

Inhalants: Including Glue, Aerosols, Vapors: Watery eyes, impaired vision, memory and thought, secretions from the nose or rashes around the nose and mouth, headaches, nausea, appearance of intoxication, drowsiness, poor muscle control, changes in appetite, anxiety, irritability, lots of cans/aerosols in trash

Hallucinogens: Including LSD, PCP: Dilated pupils, bizarre and irrational behavior including paranoia, aggression, hallucinations, mood swings, detachment from people, absorption with self or other objects, slurred speech, and confusion  

Heroin: Contracted pupils, no response of pupils to light, needle marks, sleeping at unusual times, sweating, vomiting, coughing, sniffing, twitching, loss of appetite 

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