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​            How to help WVRecovers.Org:

Like & Follow our Facebook Page & Join our Facebook Group. Add your contact information to get information regarding news of employment, funding, law changes and educational events.

Assist us by volunteering and identifying peers and allies who can help us have a unified voice in all peer matters. WVRecovers.Org has made arrangements with Greater Recovery and Community Engagement (GRaCE) to provide trainings through strengthingrace for basic Recovery Coach/Life Coach and Advanced Coaching curriculum and opportunities to provide volunteer hours with the newly formed Recovery Community Organizations and/or Community Resource and Recovery Centers. 

Identify and become willing to serve as a volunteer.

Share what you need and help us to help each other with peer education, advocacy and programming for peer supports.

Prizes for Award Winner

WV Recovers.Org held a contest for the best logo earning the winner a recovery education scholarship. The winning Peer Run Wellness Center is the BOMar Club

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WV Recovers is planning two items for Recovery Month in September:

One is a virtual ethics training known as 2x2 TnT; 2hr 2x a wk. on Tue & Thur. beginning Sept 6th.  Each unit of training must be registered separate with a total of 16 hours available.  The cost for each training is $20.  To register click and click the appropriate day. You will receive a separate bill through PayPal. 

Next the WV Recovers PEER Summit will be conducted on Zoom from 2-4:30 on September 13 & 14, 2022. This event will feature reports on ROC programs, Peer operated Wellness and Recovery programs and the chance to vote for the 3rd Annual Ted Johnson Paradigm Pioneer Award  and receive up to 3 hours PRSS Attendance Certificates on Trauma Informed trainings. Click

In August two trainings were offered:  WRAP Seminar II in South Charleston August 1-5 cofacilitated with Marcus Stevenson. Event Registration is open until July 29th

The Second was the McShinn Model Recovery Coach Training and Ethics Training to be provided as well.  The basic Recovery Coach 30 hour training registration is

The Ethics portion is 2 hours per evening August 8-12 and 6 hours on Saturday Aug. 13 at BridgeValley CTC in South Charleston, WV room 004.  Interested persons can register for each session individually at the Marshall Univ. Peer Training Hub link:

WVRecovers.Org also trained as an Ambassador of Faces and Voices of Recovery and offers this skill set training curriculum as well. Additionally the coordinator served on the planning committee and provided a resource table at the ?FAVOR Pop Up event held at BridgeValley CTC on Jluly 29, 2022.

WVRecovers Provided Ethics training

to a group of PRSS in Romney on July 13&14. Also provided 3 hrs Recovery Education Education Certificates to 15 PRSS at a regional training for CTC reps in Huntington WV on July 19.  WVRecovers developed an orientation curriculum for PRSS as well. This 10 hr curriculum has been piloted in Huntington as well in April of 2022.All Certificates of Attendance are offered through a collaboration with PEER Resource Network, a preferred provider through WV Certification Board. 

The Coordinator was trained as a facilitator for two programs: The McShinn Model PRSS Training and WRAP Advanced Level Facilitator at the Copeland Center training in March 2022.

In June 2021 project coordinator was trained to deliver Addictive Behavior Awareness curriculum developed by Randall l Brown, PRSS.

WVRecovers Coordinator and co facilitator David Sanders ALF, Facilitated a WRAP Seminar II in Romney WV over week of June 28-July 2, 2021. & participants were trained to become International WRAP facilitators in Romney WV.  Hampshire County Pathways Inc. hosted the gathering. During such David Sanders accepted the Ted Johnson Paradigm Pioneer Award after a long wait due to Covid 19 Pandemic.


WV Recovers Coordinator presented to the WV PRSS Virtual Conference on the topic of Essential Skills in Peer Support on May 22,2021 and on Recovery Planning in the 2020 PRSS Virtual Conference.  The presentations were the Kick Off plenary at both conferences. Over 600 peers registered for the event. WV Recovers is pleased to see the development of funded conferences for PRSS and was excited to be a part of the experience.

The Annual WV Recovery Advocacy Day was held in Febuary, 2022. Collaborating with GRaCE, Dianna Ketterman and PEER Resource Network, WVR provided 1hr. of Recovery education Credits to 13 individuals.

WV Recovers presented a 2 day WRAP I Seminar in Romney WV in December,2020 to 12 participants in Romney in Collaboration with Hampshire County Pathways Drop In Center

WV Recovers held

P.E.E.R. Summit III

Virtual Recovery Ed. Event via Zoom

August 28-29,

12 hr. Recovery Ed. including 4 hr. Ethics.

145 peers and allies participated. David Sanders was voted the Ted Johnson Paradigm

Pioneer Award.

WV Recovers recently held two WRAP groups in Charleston, WV. A total of 27 individuals were given the tools to improve their lives and apply a method that will help them get and stay well for long periods of


WV Recovers had an information table including free CDs of a variety of music for individuals gathering there during WV Recovery Advocacy Day at the Capital in Charleston.

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