Storm Haven Recovery Home is a structured, sober living environment, designed to help those who are serious about recovery from addiction live in a supportive, empowering environment.
Storm Haven was formed in 1995 when our founder, Doug Stanley had a dream. He dreamed about a place where recovering addicts could ‘find refuge from the Storms of life’ in a ‘caring, family-like atmosphere dedicated to a 12-Step program of recovery’. Even the name ‘Storm Haven’ came to him in a dream.
“I know what it is like to sit in prison and not be able to get out because you don’t have a home. Most addicts discover they can’t exist on their own in society. They can’t get a job without a place to stay, transportation to and from work, or a phone number. Many times the only thing for them is to go back and sell drugs and be put back in prison,” Stanley said.
Doug Stanley, himself, was in recovery from alcohol addiction and lived a ‘clean and sober’ life from March 1, 1990 until his death in August of 2014. After his own recovery, Doug Stanley became passionate about the need to help others and dedicated the rest of his life to the effort. “Keep what you have by giving it away” was his motto and he stressed the importance of helping others as being part of the recovery process.
Although it has been necessary to change some of the original principles regarding resident income, Storm Haven hopes to return to a place of being able to offer housing to recoverees regardless of their financial status.
Storm Haven Recovery Home is located in southern, West Virginia. Storm Haven does not discriminate based on race, religion, disability, national origin or sexual orientation.