WV Sober Living Receives Highmark Funds
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WBOY) – Last month, West Virginia Sober Living received funding from High Mark West Virginia as part of a larger initiative to fund substance use disorder recovery programs. substances statewide.
West Virginia Sober Living was one of eight organizations to receive combined funding of $600,000. Below is a full list of organizations that have received funding.
- Camden-on-Gauley Medical Center, Inc. (Webster County)
- CAMC Health Education Research Institute, Inc. (Kanawha County)
- Lily’s Place (Cabell County)
- Right to health of Milan Puskar (Monongalia county)
- Semper Liberi Inc. (Berkeley County)
- The Martinsburg Initiative, Inc. (Berkeley County)
- Religious Coalition for Community Renewal (Kanawha County)
- West Virginia Sober Living, Inc.
WV Sober Living chief operating officer Dan McCawley said the money was a game-changer for the program.
“The only peer we have right now is being inundated with phone calls. They can’t track the number of people asking for help, so it’s basically going to more than double our outreach capabilities,” McCawley said.
West Virginia Sober Living offers recovery housing for people in the early stages of addiction recovery, but also conducts outreach with their Peer Recovery Support Specialists.
These specialists go through recovery themselves and, at the same time, will strive to find those who need help.
“Substance use disorders are a disease, not a moral failing. A lot of people make a lot of big mistakes in order to feed their addiction and keep going. But redemption is possible, recovery is possible,” McCawley said.
To learn more about West Virginia Sober Living, you can visit their website here.