FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Governor Mike Pence visited a home for men recovering from addiction to award its founders with the Sagamore of the Wabash award. Co-founders of the Shepherd’s House, Lonnie and Barbara Cox, were surprised with the honor on Wednesday afternoon.
The governor toured the Tennessee Avenue facility and visited with people staying there.
“To those who find themselves struggling with addictions a place like Shepherd’s House is truly remarkable and special,” Pence said. “And it’s just inspiring to be around.”
The Shepherd’s House is a residential and transitional home for men, especially veterans, who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. The men are helped through their recovery and transition to sobriety by using faith.
The Sagamore of the Wabash is the highest honor the governor can present to a citizen. It was first created in the 1940s.