About Us

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The Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home is a residential recovery program for men and women, including those with children. We assist clients with sober re-entry into community, work and family. During an individual's stay with us, we provide stable, safe, and sober housing, balanced nutrition, parenting skills, employment preparation and assistance, and sober living skills for maintaining long-term sobriety. 

Our Mission

To provide a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment for people who suffer from alcoholism or other chemical addictions. The MOV Fellowship Home allows sufficient time for withdrawl and then develops a personal recovery program and plan for re-entry into the community, work and family. 

Our Philosophy

Our belief is that alcoholism and addiction is a chronic, progressive, and fatal disease with psychological, environmental, and often genetic factors. We believe the 12-step programs, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, are spiritual programs that positively impact one's life in a very profound sense. 


Each conversation and visit with our daughter was a breath of hope.

"We were merely going through our daily lives as we helplessly watched our daughter's life spin out of control, down a path of personal destruction. The Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home helped us realize that there was hope for our daughter's future."

— Marty and Jack


Our Team

We are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with caring individuals who are themselves a true testimony to the benefits of living a healthy, sober lifestyle. 


Leadership Team

Patrice Pooler, Executive Director

Patrice Pooler, Executive Director

Deanna Lewis, Executive Assistant

Deanna Lewis, Executive Assistant

Steve Bell, Men's House Manager

Steve Bell, Men's House Manager

Brenda Myers, Women's House Manager

Brenda Myers, Women's House Manager

Our peer recovery Staff



Board of Directors

The Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home is governed by a volunteer board of directors who are responsible for the oversight of the organization, as well as long-term vision and planning. 

Current board members:
John Hastie - President
Keith Campbell - President Elect
Doug Hess - Immediate Past-President
Darlene Parsons - Treasurer
Kristi Bond - Secretary
Bob Fluharty
Jessica Rose
Dominique Dye

Our Partners


Our work to help individuals overcome addiction requires both formal and informal collaboration with government, for-profit and non-profit organizations. We are grateful for these partnerships which allow us to provide our clients with the resources they need to become sober, productive members of society. 


The Arc of west virginia

Community service and client needs

Child Protective Services

Family reunification

Children First

Family Reunification

Circles campaign of the Mov

Life skills training

Cox Pharmacy

Medication for clients

Families Forward

Family Reunification

Fourth Judicial Court Public Defender

Legal help for clients

Fourth Judicial Probation

Legal help for clients

Fourth Judicial Parole Office

Legal help for clients

full circle yoGA / project yoga mov

Bringing the benefits of yoga to under-served and at-risk communities. 


Home Base. Inc.

Family Reunification

New Beginnings

Family Reunification

smoot theatre

Community service

SW Resources

Employment opportunities for residents

united way alliance of the mid-ohio valley

Financial partner

Westbrook Health Services

Mental health and substance abuse services

wood county day report center

Substance Abuse services

Wood County Drug Court

Legal help for clients

Wood County Sheriff Home Confinement

Legal help for clients

WV Division of Probation and Parole Office


Financial partner

WVU Extension Service