Seed Sowers Inc – The Well now open in Downtown Beckley WV

Watch the Grand Opening Celebration facebook live video here

Thank you to the team at Seed Sowers Inc – The Well, Beckley WV for inviting us to be a part of you special Grand Opening Celebration.  We appreciate your hospitality in welcoming the community to your new facilities in Downtown Beckley.  We appreciate the partnerships you share with area organizations including the WV Hive, Workforce WV and Fruits of Labor.

We are thankful for the recovery support services that you will now be offering here in our community.

Thank you for your support of our Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce.

We encourage everyone to learn more about Seed Sowers Inc – The Well at their new offices at 313 Neville Street, Beckley WV (located next door to Fruits of Labor Restaurant. 3rd Floor, in Downtown Beckley) or online  and on facebook

About Seed Sower Inc.

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.

 About The Well

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.

For more information about Seed Sowers contact

James (Jay) Phillips, MBA
Executive Director
(w)  304-392-5222


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