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Our Mission

We are a transitional home for men who are serious about their recovery from alcohol and substance abuse.  Building integrity and character are prime cornerstones of our program.  Learning restraint, responsibility and self-discipline are included in our program.  Over the fifty year history of this organization, hundreds of recovering alcoholics and addicts have become whole individuals returning to society and to their families as productive citizens without the guilt, embarrassment and humiliation of addiction.

Some positive outcomes of our programs are:

  • Creates an opportunity for our residents to build independent living skills .
  • Learn job skills to become a wage earner.
  • By participating in an alcoholism and/or substance abuse recovery program they regain their lives and become productive members of their community.
  • As they work through  our program there is great potential of reuniting with family and friends.
  • Learning to live a healthy mental and physical lifestyle reduces the burden on the social services system.
  • Attending group and individual counseling sessions will help them become better prepared to return to society.

We strive to provide a recovery program that is both comprehensive and of the utmost quality. Services are offered to all residents of the state, but focus has been in Kanawha and surrounding counties.

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Resident Life

Newly admitted residents must be in recovery, capable and willing to work full time and adhere to the KVFH rules and regulations. Potential residents are referred from treatment centers, detoxification facilities and personal, professional, and medical sources. The applicants commitment to our program is a minimum of six months with a potential of one years residency. The home provides:

  • Room and board seven days a week
  • Around the clock staff availability
    and supervision
  • Individual counseling and group therapy
  • Job placement assistance
  • A program of activity designed to assist residents in overcoming addiction and maintaining sobriety.

Programs and services are provided both in-house and in cooperation with other groups or agencies with which the home regularly interacts. 

We are not a free program and have expectations of each resident. Individuals are expected to pay $75.00 a week toward their room and board. This places a certain amount of responsibility upon the resident for his own recovery process.  Upon admission most of the residents are unemployed and receive services without cost until employment is gained.  They are also expected to do washing, cleaning, light maintenance and other tasks at the home

Our goal is for each resident to progress through our program and become a contributing member of society.

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Admission Process

Kanawha Valley Fellowship Home receives referrals from treatment centers such as Thomas Memorial Hospital and Prestera Center, as well as from shelters, doctors, and families and friends. The director and house manager interview prospective residents to determine if the are a candidate for our programs. To be successful in KVFHs programs requires a sincere commitment and willingness to change. Residents must abide by house rules and work in the community.

For information about referrals or the admissions process, please call David McFarland at (304) 342- 8051.

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1121 Virginia Street East | Charleston, WV 25301 | Phone (304) 342-8051 | Fax (304) 342-8053 | kvfh@kvfh.org

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