When I came to the Marjorie Oakley Home for Women I was lost, hopeless, and had no self-worth; but God knew what he was doing by sending me there. The staff is wonderful and loved me when I didn’t love myself. It gave me structure, which I hadn’t had in a very long time. The classes helped me learn about my addiction, how to overcome it and live a productive life, and brought God back into my life. I can proudly say I have 30 months clean and that is because of the Marjorie Oakley Home in the little town of Logan, WV took a chance with me. They truly saved my life and I’m forever grateful for that.

The Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia has truly improved every aspect of my life!! They constantly encouraged me to set and reach goals, while providing a safe environment for me to focus on my recovery. When I came to Logan I was broken and hopeless. Today, I am happier and more successful than I have ever been in my life! This program made a huge impact on my life, and the Recovery Group continues to help me grow in all areas necessary for a successful recovery from addiction. I could write a whole book about all the ways my life has changed for the better because of the Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia.

Prior to New Beginnings my life was unmanageable, and I had lost all Hope.  New Beginnings gave me my hope back and taught me how to manage everyday life.  Through New Beginnings I have regained my faith and learned the tools to live a happy, successful, sober life.

I graduated from MOH in 2018. This program truly helped me to discover my worth and helped me learn how to be a successful member of society. After spending 10 years in heavy addiction, I was starting from nothing. I had to learn to live a normal life. They helped me to heal from my past and gave me the tools I needed to create a new future. I still live in Logan and stay involved with the women’s home and have made a family with Word of Life Church. Thanks to them and God, I am now 3 years clean. I have a wonderful family, an amazing husband and 2 beautiful kids. I just earned my associates degree and am now working towards my bachelor’s degree in substance abuse counseling. I have a great support system with the Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia.

I graduated the MOH for women January 2018. This program helped me so much! I came from Florida and moved to Logan West Virginia to start a new life. While I was in the program they helped me get my GED, and I am so happy to say that I am currently a college student! While going to college I took a class to become a certified recovery coach. While I was in the program I got closer with God and I was baptized in the river! Everyone in the program is so nice and they help you live a happy normal sober life. This program saved my life and I am so happy to say that I have a huge support group and family forever in Logan WV. They helped me look up, and I will never look back down!

Through the program I learned that you put action behind what you say and always do the right thing even when no one’s watching. That you can recover and be a member of the community and be everything you was always afraid to be during addiction. Without the Program, Chris, Joey, Ricky, Ms. Lisa I’d be so far gone in the madness or maybe even dead.  You go into it as a stranger; lost, lonely, hopeless, no self-worth, no ambition, and feeling like you’re nothing.  You leave apart of a family, full of hope and joy, with peace in your heart.  Regained all self-worth, ready to conquer anything, even if mistakes come after it, because of the Program, I’ll never give up.

New Beginnings is a great recovery home for anyone that is ready to leave the life of addiction behind and get in touch with their higher power.  They are connected with two of the best churches in the community.  New Beginnings helped me overcome my addiction and I am no longer an addict.  I’m a child of God.  They helped me get on my feet and become a productive member of society.  I started working while I was in the home and they had a class called FPU that helped me learn to manage my money and to tell it where to go.  I now have my own home and they helped me get my license and a vehicle.  I stay connected with the guys that are still in the home and go to church with them.  I got a lot going good for me and they are still a big part of my recovery today.

I came from a pretty rough past; bound by addiction and caught in a relationship that was physically, mentally, and emotionally abusive. I had lost everything, including my car, my home, my family, and my freedom. I came to the Marjorie Oakley Home straight out of prison. I was a little hesitant at first, but this is where my life changed. I found freedom. I made friends that I consider family and built a relationship with God that I wouldn’t trade for anything. This place changed my life! I would trust them to help my very own children. This house is built on God’s love.

New Beginnings gave me a place to go where I was secluded from all my old friends, where I could get my affairs in order. With classes on relapse prevention and budgeting it let me see what it was like to not be struggling and succeed. I am very appreciative of the program and I recommend it to anyone who was in my situation.

I had lost everything. My kids are my life, and I couldn’t even see them, until I went to the Marjorie Oakley Home. At the Marjorie Oakley Home I was allowed to see my children as soon as I got there. We even had a birthday party for my oldest son. It was more than a home; it was a family. A family that will help you up and pull you through your darkest times. I don’t know what I would do or who I would be without them. It’s a constant support system. Just because you graduate the home, doesn’t mean they are done. They will always be there for you. I’m forever grateful for the Marjorie Oakley Home.

I would like to take a minute to just thank the Recovery Group for saving my life! The eighth months I spent there away from my family and precious peanut, was definitely worth it. Going in to the program, I was very stubborn and had no life goals or structure. Today I put God first, and appreciate everyday. I’ve grown up so much and don’t think I would of came this far if it wasn’t for the recovery home. I would also like to add- sometimes the quiet ones you don’t think care or aren’t listening are the ones listening the most!

I can’t say enough about the RGSWV. This organization has not only allowed me to stay clean but has given me a new direction in my life. I’ve always said you get out of any program the effort you put into it. I have to say the RGSWV from the board of directors all the way down to the staff has supported me %110 from the very beginning. Joey McComas, the Director and Lisa Sigman, the CES for the group are 2 of the most God fearing, selfless people I’ve ever met. They will go to the end of the earth and back for any of the residents in this program. Although, they have been put through the ringer several times from other residents in the past. They don’t allow that to affect the way they handle current residents. I truly admire both of them and appreciate the efforts they put forth on a daily basis. Its not just a job to either of them. They put their whole heart into this program and its residents and it should be recognized. Anytime or anywhere RGSWV you can call on me for anything and I’ll be there.

I am a graduate of this program it has changed my life for the better. I was an addict for most of my life I’m thirty now and this program has shown me how great life is and how much greater u can make it if u just continue to push yourself to reach goals and life by the word of God. There is not one thing I would change about this program, I couldn’t have ask to come to better place!! Because of all the help that they have provided me with I was able to work and save money and reach goals that I never thought was possible for me anymore, I have a home my own vehicle, great work ethic and great friends and an awesome church family! I’m originally from Charleston but I loved Logan county so much I decided to stay and start a new and better life here. So I want to thank each and everyone of the people involved with the Recovery Group all of you have shown me what’s it’s like to feel important and for changing my whole life around I love each and everyone of you I couldn’t ask for better people to call my new found family!!


I would like to thank the New Beginnings Home for Men for giving me another chance at life.  They gave me another chance with my kids and taught me how to live and deal with life without drugs.

I lived in the men’s home for 8 months. New beginnings was by far the best place I could’ve went too for treatment. Faith based and just surrounded by great, loving and caring people. The classes are intense but worth every minute. I learned so much about addiction, accountability, responsibility and most importantly I learned that my God loves me and forgives me. You couldn’t ask for better staff or a better program. It’s not just a job. They genuinely care about you, your recovery and your success! Big thank you to everyone that was involved while I was there. I know they’ve grown and expanded so surely it can only keep getting better

God is good!!! After suffering from a Substance Use Disorder for many years and time in prison I was released on parole to the Marjorie Oakley home For Women. The program and staff have supported me every step of the way. I was not only loved and cared for but taught how to live a successful and different way of life. Addiction is a spiritual illness. The Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia’s holistic approach helped me to overcome the disease. It is a faith-based organization, and God knew exactly where I needed to be. I healed and grew closer to God. While in the home the RGSWV provided me with training for Recovery coaching and ethics. I became a peer mentor while in the home. I graduated the home in July 2020 with my Driver’s License, a full-time job, and living independently. These are things I believe I never would have attained without God and the help, support, and guidance of the program. I now work for the West Virginia Reentry Council helping justice involved individuals and people in recovery. I have gone from hopelessness to purpose! Thank You RGSWV!

When I went to the Marjorie Oakley Home for Women I was hopeless and had lost everything I love due to drug use. I made a choice to go into the program on December 17, 2019 and that was the best day of my life. I gained a relationship with Jesus, I have gained my kids back, and last but not least, I have gained joy and hope. The program also helped me gain my self-esteem and worth. It taught me how to be productive while being sober and to live life on life’s terms.