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Two organizations are working to create a safe place for people to recover

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) – Jumping in to recover can be tough, and the folks behind Brian’s Safehouse and Sparrow’s Nest know it’s no easy task to ask for help. How is this program so special or different from other programs?

Brian’s Safe house and Sparrow’s Nest is a faith-based residential recovery program designed to help those in need of a safe place to recover.

“We only provide them with the skills they need to learn how to deal with their addictions, deal with the issues that caused their addictions, and then resist the triggers. We give them the answers and we believe the answer is Jesus Christ,” said Leslie Pease, director of communications, Brian’s Safehouse.

Owners Leon and Danita created this program in memory of their son who died of an overdose in 2006. After doing their research and gaining community support, Brian’s Safehouse opened in April 2008 and Sparrows Nest opened opened in May 2016. The program is all about helping individuals overcome their addiction.

“Any addiction mess with your brain and until it’s cured and starts to go away you can’t even hope to make the right decisions. So I would say give that year. Take that step, do whatever you have to do,” Pease said.

Leon teaches a class on Wednesdays called Living Free and they encourage families to come because he teaches empowerment, boundary setting and manipulation. The program also offers resident scholarships so you never have to pay for help.

The shelter is there for anyone in need, they know the road to recovery does not happen overnight, for them they say it takes a year.

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