BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – It has been announced that Seed Sower will host a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony along with an open house for the launch of The Well, Southern West Virginia’s first Recovery Community Organization (RCO) to assist peers seeking support.
The event will take place on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, with the ribbon-cutting beginning at 12:15pm. The open house will run from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Those interested in RSVPing for the ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce may do so by calling (304) 252-7328 or by emailing email@example.com.
The location of the event will be 313 Neville Street in Downtown Beckley, next door to the Fruits of Labor Restaurant on the 3rd floor.
More information on Seed Sowers and the Well can be seen below.
Seed Sower Inc. was founded to provide safe, secure housing, transportation, and recovery support services to adults in recovery from a substance use disorder. Our vision specifically seeks the creation and nurturing of sustainable recovery ecosystems in each community we serve. Our goal is to broaden and deepen the integration of safe, stable housing, transportation, workforce development, peer recovery support, and community engagement with an existing system of training, certification, and employment programs operated by Fruits of Labor, Inc, partnered with state workforce development agencies including WorkForce WV and Jobs and Hope WV.
Some of the services we provide:
Recovery Housing: Seed Sower operates 2 NARR Level III certified recovery homes with a combined capacity of 29 beds, plus a new NARR Level II recovery home located in Beckley WV for transitional housing for our 1 year graduates. Our first residence, Seed Sower Village in Dawson WV, houses 12 recovery beds for women. Our second house, Seed Sower Manor in Montgomery, WV houses an additional 17 beds with priority for pregnant and parenting women (PPW) in recovery with children up to age 2. Our third and newest house, Seed Sower Villa in Beckley – provides transitional living for our Dawson and Montgomery graduates – providing up to an addition 4 years of active recovery engagement through The Well – our Recovery Community Organization opening in May.
Transportation: Seed Sower contracts with local drivers to provide 100% of the transportation needs of our residents in Dawson and Mongtomery. We are working to expand that service to include RCO participants.
The Respite Center – In southern West Virginia, there are not many resources for short-stay rehabilitation programs longer than 7-10 days (detox). For people who have completed a detox program but have not completed any short stay rehabilitation program (30-60 day stays), Seed Sower is able to admit them into our program through a new concept we call The Respite Center. This is a small, 4-bed wing co-located with our Dawson recovery residence that is reserved for two primary purposes: 1) As a preparatory space for people completing detox but who may not be ready for full program integration, and 2) as a short-term landing space for people who have experienced a recurrence or return to use as an alternative to program discharge. This allows us to maintain the safety and integrity of our residence, while not having to turn away people seeking recovery (or needing to restart their recovery) who need an intermediary place to stay while they take the steps necessary for full residence integration.
The Well – Seed Sower’s Recovery Community Organization (RCO) – An RCO is independent, non-profit, and led and governed by people in recovery, family members, friends, and allies. They mobilize resources within and outside the recovery community and give those in recovery a voice. An RCO has 3 primary missions: 1) Organize recovery-focused policy advocacy activities. 2) Carry out recovery-focused community education and outreach programs and 3) provide peer recovery support services. Through funding provided by the WV DHHR Bureau for Behavioral Health, Seed Sower is opening the first and only RCO in southern West Virginia. The state funded a total of 6 RCO’s. The other 5 are all north of Huntington. At The Well, Seed Sower will provide a broad array of services for people battling SUD. Those services include:
Peer Recovery Support: Seed Sower has 2 Peer Recovery Support Specialists at The Well and a Community Health Education Resource Person (CHERP) certified Recovery Coach. They provide targeted, tailored recovery support services at no cost to all who need it.
Recovery Capital (REC CAP) – to conduct in-depth assessment into a person’s recovery needs, recovery goal planning and implementation, and monitoring progress over time. Seed Sower is the only RCO in the state to utilize REC CAP.
Support group meetings – at the core of an RCO is support for all recovery pathways. As needs are expressed in the community, Seed Sower work to coordinate resources that support all known pathways to recovery.
Recovery celebration events – We hope to serve as a gathering space for all things recovery, including celebrations, milestones, community functions, and other events.
Community Listening Sessions – designed to engage both the recovery community and the greater community to help us tailor our services to meet the needs of those we serve.