New nonprofit Seed Sower Inc opens women’s convalescent home


DAWSON, WV (WOAY) – A unique and transformative new program, Seed Sower Inc., is opening its doors to the community for a day at its new location in Dawson, West Virginia.

The open house showcases the organization’s mission to help women with substance use disorders (SUD) get back on their feet, and they share their approach on how they plan to get it right. to do.

“Today is the official Seed Sower welcome ceremony, I guess, to the community and our open house, so this is where we invite our friends and neighbors to come and see who we are, what we do, who we serve, and I hope to learn a little more about what salvage is, ”said James Phillips, executive director of Seed Sower Inc.

Providing a safe and comfortable place beyond the rehabilitation facility, Seed Sower provides a more permanent place for women to continue their recovery process through safe and supervised housing, transportation and recovery assistance.

And the organization was inspired to move to southern West Virginia because it feels the need here is great, especially for women.

“There has always been an easily identifiable gap in the continuum of treatment for women,” he says. “After the first 7 or 28 day programs that we have in the area for drug addiction, there is nowhere else for them to continue their long term journey.”

The open house was hosted by separate stations each describing the four dimensions of addiction recovery – home, health, goal and community. And, at each station, people got a chance to read personal stories involving these dimensions, why they are needed, and the myths behind them.

“The evidence has been accumulating for decades that the key to recovery, of course, begins with breaking that chemical bond, but it’s only a drop in the bucket of what a recovery route is,” it’s a marathon, not a sprint, ”says Phillips.

Free Narcan training and documents were also distributed during the open house.

Once the women complete their treatment at the Seed Sower home in Dawson, they will be eligible to participate in a gradual unsupervised housing program – the organization plans to open its first location for Montgomery, which they will launch in the next few months.

You can find an application for the services offered by Seed Sower by visiting the application page from their website or by calling them at (304) 392-25222.

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