Real Hope For Addiction

aka Isaiah House Treatment Center   |   Willisburg, KY   |
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EIN: 26-2961334


Isaiah House exists to provide comprehensive, evidence based treatment for individuals with substance use disorder by instilling hope through healing, opportunity, purpose, education, and employment for lifelong success. Our vision is to be the industry leader in equipping individuals with the resources to achieve lifelong recovery while restoring families and improving communities. In 2022, clients were accepted from 115 of Kentucky’s 120 counties with 3,626 admissions, a 33% increase over 2021. We are a faith-based, non-profit addiction treatment center that provides Residential and Outpatient substance use disorder treatment for men and women. Our program is unique among other treatment models by guaranteeing employment opportunities after 100 days in treatment.

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Isaiah House Inc. provides hope- healing, opportunity, purpose and employment through a comprehensive, holistic approach to addiction treatment that addresses the whole person providing job skills training, second chance employment, education GED to college classes, vocational training, clinical therapy, medical services, transportation, financial and legal case management, after care and transitional living. All of our services aim to provide a person with all of the necessary tools to lead a healthy and productive life after completing our program.

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Chief Executive Officer

Nick Wren

Main address

P.O. Box 188

Willisburg, KY 40078 USA

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Formerly known as

Isaiah House Recovery Center



Subject area info

Residential mental health care

Substance abuse prevention

Substance abuse treatment


Addiction services

Population served info


LGBTQ people

Multiracial people

Economically disadvantaged people

Substance abusers

NTEE code info

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

Mental Health Disorders (F70)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Residential & Outpatient Treatment

Isaiah House offers comprehensive treatment addressing spiritual, physical, mental, financial, legal, and educational aspects of clients’ lives in order to help them achieve a lifetime of recovery. Treatment practices include peer support/mentoring, cognitive and dialectic behavioral therapy, trauma-informed practices, medication-assisted treatment, and personalized care. Our staff include licensed medical staff, RN’s to Psychiatrists and licensed clinicians, LCADCs to Psychologists that provide individual and group therapy, state certified peer support specialists. We also offer classes for financial management, and case management for legal aid. Our program is unique among other treatment models by guaranteeing employment opportunities after 100 days in treatment. Isaiah House is dedicated to improving workforce participation and also holds the distinction of being the only treatment center in Kentucky, and in the nation, to serve as a satellite college campus.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
Pregnant people

A non profit business of Isaiah House, INC Real Hope Behavioral Health is CARF accredited, AODE and BHSO licensed outpatient substance use disorder treatment and mental health therapy. Groups are in person and through telehealth. We also offer parenting classes that meet in the evenings on Mondays.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers

Our Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient program are for the clients that are suited for a lower level of care and may not have the option to leave their job or home for residential treatment. We understand there are various reasons why you may be seeking outpatient services. We are here to help. This program consists of individual and group therapy, medication for opiate use disorder, and target case management

Centers are located in Danville, Hillview, & Georgetown, Ky.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers

Isaiah House has more than 25 transitional living houses. Participants in our Long Term Residential program are eligible to go to transitional living when they are employed and have been in the program for at least 6 months. Clients in transitional living have the opportunity to attend church and 12 Step meetings weekly. They are required to check in regularly and report for random drug testing to make sure they are progressing in the program and that they haven’t suffered a relapse.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers

Where we work


Innovative Nonprofit of the Year 2019

Kentucky Nonprofit Network

Affiliations & memberships

CARF-Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities 2022

AODE- Alcohol and Other Drug Entity licensure 2013

BHSO- Behavioral Health Service Organization 2013

Intensive outpatient 2016

Outpatient 2016

CARF - Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities 2024

NARR - National Alliance for Recovery Residences 2020

NARR - NAtional Alliance for Recovery Residences 2022

NARR - National Alliance for Recovery Residences 2024

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients who achieve and maintain abstinence from alcohol and drugs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Residential & Outpatient Treatment

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

These are our admission numbers. Better and more specific success rate numbers are being calculated by our in-house statistician.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Isaiah House is a faith based, drug and alcohol treatment center. The Isaiah House aims to provide Hope, Opportunity, Purpose, and Employment to those we serve through an innovative, holistic approach to treatment through job skills training, employment, education and much more. Our goal is to provide the best possible addiction treatment and to help our clients become successful, employed members of society.

Isaiah House, Inc. provides treatment with a holistic approach, becoming involved in strengthening the spiritual, physical, mental, financial, legal and educational aspects of our clients' lives. We continue to expand facilities to serve more men and women as well as add to the tools of knowledge, opportunity, purpose and employment for our clients to create a lifetime of recovery. Sixty percent of our clients arrive in treatment with little to nothing. We provide basic clothing items for our clients, our medical department addresses physical issues, our clinical department addresses mental issues (dual diagnosis), our target case managers meet with our clients to create goals, to address getting a GED, or enrolling in college courses, and we bring in other organizations to team with us to provide life skills classes from nutrition and parenting classes to balancing a checkbook while in treatment.

We are Kentucky’s first Christ-centered licensed treatment facility.
• We have four men’s facilities in the Central Kentucky area, along with women’s facilities in Harrodsburg, Versailles and Hustonville, Kentucky.
• We have 275 licensed and nationally accredited beds. We have residential facilities in Washington, Nelson, Mercer, Woodford and Lincoln counties, as well as Real Hope Behavioral Health outpatient center and Real Health Primary Care in Boyle County.
• We feature 25 transitional living homes with after care programs for clients.
• We offer job training skills in our Mike Mullins Vocational Center, including a certified welding program as a satellite campus of Campbellsville University.
• We guarantee the option of full-time employment to our long-term clients after 100 days of treatment.
• We have 423 employees, and 50 percent of those are alumni of the program or family of alumni.
• We offer financial stability to our clients, and 98 percent of all our clients at day 150 are taken off all financial aid, including Medicaid and SNAP benefits.
• We have more than 50+ licensed staff members, including a psychiatrist, psychologist, APRNs, RNs, LCSWs, LPCCs, CSWs, and LPCAs. We also employ certified staff including MAs,CNNs, CADCs, Targeted Case Managers and Peer Support Specialists.

The Isaiah House has been serving those battling addiction since 1999, and we continue to transform lives. Our clients not only overcome addiction, they also become better educated, and leave Isaiah House ready to be productive members of society. In addition to earning their GED and the ability to earn college credits, they also gain valuable job skills. Going forward, Isaiah House continues to expand. We opened a welding program as a satellite campus of neighboring Campbellsville University in 2019 and continue to look at other educational/vocational programs that will benefit our clients. We are hoping to open plumbing and HVAC classes, as well as barbering in partnership with Campbellsville University. We opened a primary care medical center and a third women's center in 2021, and have plans for another women's center, a men's center with both short and long-term treatment and an outpatient program in 2022. Through two federal grants that we received, we are expanding second chance employment, offering our clients classes and additional skills training and opportunities in transitional living. A long-term treatment program is in the near future for women.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 2021 Audit 2020 2020 Form 990 Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax 2018 2018 990
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.05 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 12% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of ISAIAH HOUSE INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $967,198 -$132,659 $3,854,362 $3,288,615 $1,016,924
As % of expenses 15.7% -1.5% 35.4% 19.0% 4.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $815,151 -$335,799 $3,515,854 $3,278,190 -$48,525
As % of expenses 12.9% -3.8% 31.4% 19.0% -0.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $6,945,079 $8,581,492 $14,727,763 $21,645,314 $26,872,405
Total revenue, % change over prior year 59.9% 23.6% 71.6% 47.0% 24.1%
Program services revenue 87.8% 87.5% 81.5% 89.9% 85.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 2.2% 0.4% 9.1% 0.0% 6.8%
All other grants and contributions 8.4% 4.5% 3.6% 3.0% 2.1%
Other revenue 1.5% 7.5% 5.5% 7.1% 6.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $6,177,689 $8,714,151 $10,873,176 $17,282,063 $25,339,952
Total expenses, % change over prior year 57.2% 41.1% 24.8% 58.9% 46.6%
Personnel 69.5% 77.6% 75.0% 69.9% 71.7%
Professional fees 2.1% 0.9% 2.4% 2.6% 3.7%
Occupancy 2.4% 2.9% 3.1% 3.1% 5.1%
Interest 0.6% 0.9% 0.6% 0.4% 1.5%
Pass-through 0.4% 0.1% 0.3% 0.5% 0.4%
All other expenses 24.9% 17.5% 18.6% 23.4% 17.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $6,329,736 $8,917,291 $11,211,684 $17,292,488 $26,405,401
One month of savings $514,807 $726,179 $906,098 $1,440,172 $2,111,663
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $1,628,702 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $752,056 $379,396 $1,102,159 $5,213,310 $10,905,728
Total full costs (estimated) $7,596,599 $10,022,866 $14,848,643 $23,945,970 $39,422,792

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.3 0.3 1.1 2.1 0.7
Months of cash and investments 0.3 0.3 1.1 2.1 0.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.8 1.3 2.3 2.8 1.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $143,411 $227,266 $974,413 $3,090,163 $1,550,107
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $544,067 $965,648 $1,374,741 $1,691,376 $2,336,639
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $3,725,491 $4,074,610 $5,124,029 $10,659,340 $21,730,422
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 15.8% 18.6% 20.4% 12.9% 12.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 36.6% 50.9% 13.6% 36.4% 64.0%
Unrestricted net assets $2,741,486 $2,405,687 $5,921,541 $9,199,731 $9,151,206
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $2,741,486 $2,405,687 $5,921,541 $9,199,731 $9,151,206

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chief Executive Officer

Nick Wren

Nick Wren is the Chief Executive Officer of Isaiah House, Inc.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 05/29/2024
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Board chair

Ronnie Ping

Southside Christian Church

Term: 2018 - 2024

Mike Kalfas

Physician, The Christ Hospital

Ronnie Ping

Pastoral Care, Southside Christian Church

Mark Dowden

Owner of 3D Paving

Tiffany Yeast

Human Resources, Kentucky Department of Education

Emily Bottoms

Owner of Bottoms Law Office

Sarah Bryant

Legal Counsel, Administative Office of Courts

Daryl Carlson

Benefits Advisor, McGriff

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/29/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data


Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/29/2024

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.


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