Stories of Success
"Out of difficulties grow miracles."
-Jean de la Bruyere
After 17 years of continuous sobriety, I relapsed for three years. After losing everything - mostly hope- I know now by the grace of God and the Fellowship Home, I was given an opportunity for a new life. With the support, guidance and understanding of MOVFH, my life is better than I could have hoped. They gave me the tools o never give up. MOVFH saved my life.
"at the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can."
I am living instead of just existing. I continue to grow in my recovery and prosper as a young adult. I have returned to school to get an education. I am in my 5th quarter of College. I have direction and focus in my life. The Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home has given me a basis on which my recovery journey started. Not only has recovery given me a new life but a life worth living. I am not sure if any of this would have been possible with out the help of Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home's staff and former residents. I am truly grateful today for the knowledge and foundation I gained at the Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home.
"the first step toward getting somewhere is to decide you are not going to stay where you are."
The Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home provided a warm, loving, safe environment for me to focus on the spirituality that I so desperately needed as a part of my recovery. Slowly my children came to live with me at the Fellowship Home and they, too, learned what was important for their mom to be healthy. I learned to incorporate my four children into my new life of recovery. I'm back to being a mom, wife and most importantly; a RECOVERING addict. My gratitude is abundant to those who work at MOVFH for the endless hours of guidance, support and unconditional love that my family and I received while living there. I have very wonderful and fond memories of my stay at the Fellowship Home, for me and my family.
you have the power to say: this is not how my story will end.
I was defeated by alcohol when I arrived in Parkersburg but the cunning, baffling, powerful disease I have, wanted to run and drink. By the Grace of God I kept my feet planted and stayed. I was just sick and tired of being sick and tired! I decided to put action into my program (with the help of an awesome sponsor) and finally did a 4th step and then a 5th! The Fellowship Home was a peaceful, safe, and encouraging environment for me to do the initial action my program so desperately needed. I don't think I made one decision about my program. I literally listened to other amazing women for the direction I needed. After all, my best decisions got me to a spiritually bankrupt lifestyle - anything was better than the way I was living. I thank God for the MOVFH - or allowing me the opportunity to heal and WORK at a solid foundation in my journey of recovery. I was ready to get sober and God put me in Parkersburg, WV to do just that! I will always remain in contact with the Fellowship Home. I recently celebrated six years of continuous sobriety and my life is better than I ever dreamed possible! With God as my guide and ACTION everyday toward my recovery, life will only continue to get better. Can't wait!