Brian's Safehouse, Inc in Mount Hope, WV

Overall Rating

(5 of 5)
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368 Dearing Drive
Mount Hope WV 25880

Brian's Safehouse, Inc Philosophy

Brian's Safehouse is a place where men struggling with addiction can encounter the life-restoring powers of God in an environment free from drugs and alcohol. Our program teaches residents emotional, spiritual, and practical life skills and enables the residents to reenter society as responsible, contributing citizens. We are designed to meet the need for a long-term, life training facility.

Areas of Specialization

  • Residential Treatment
    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

  • Individualized Treatment
    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Facility Highlights

Very clean and well maintained facility.

Classes offered weekly.

Individual counseling as well as group sessions.

Meet the Staff

Leon Brush

Executive Director

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Steven O'Field

Life Coach/Teacher

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Review by Contributors


A Christian ministry located in Mount Hope, W. Va., Brian's Safehouse, Inc. offers residential treatment to men seeking recovery from issues with substance abuse. The center recently opened a center for women named The Sparrow's Nest. Neither facility offers detox services.


Treatment lasts 12 months. After clients are accepted and interviewed, a counselor and appropriate treatment staff examine each client's psychosocial history to create an appropriately tailored treatment plan for him.

Treatment is divided into four phases, each lasting approximately three months. In Phase One: Introduction, clients complete paperwork and are each assigned a "Big Brother" to help them adjust to the program's structure. In Phase Two: Big Brother, clients demonstrate what they have learned by accepting additional responsibilities assigned by their counselor or other staff.

In Phase Three: Group Leader, clients take on additional responsibilities and demonstrate behaviors reflecting their recovery. In the final phase, Phase Four: Senior Group Leader, clients take on more responsibilities, design an aftercare plan with staff, and demonstrate they can make decisions based off Biblical principles rather than emotions.

Treatment in all phases for every client involves weekly individual and group therapy, with occasional extra sessions called forth to address any conflicts that occur between clients sharing a dormitory. Clients also engage in work therapy to improve their work ethic for reentry into life following treatment.

In family therapy, loved ones learn more about client recovery and explore different points of view among loved ones through the Living Free class offered at a nearby school. After six months of treatment, clients may make home visits with their loved ones while monitored by staff to measure recovery progress.


Brian's Safehouse employs life coaches and a licensed social worker. Many staff members have experience in recovering from substance use, and some are prior alumni of the program. The staff-to-client ratio is 1:5. The sole individual polled by at the time of this writing rated staff's level of support a perfect five stars.


Clients stay in dormitory-like accommodations and meet with fellow residents and staff to design house routines. Through recreation therapy, clients take field trips and participate in on-schedule activities while staff examine their behavior to measure emotional and spiritual growth. The facility accommodates ten beds, and amenities include a fully functioning recreational center, walking track, and basketball court.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY currently has no reviews from alumni of Brian's Safehouse.

On Facebook, 57 reviewers to date rated Brian's Safehouse an average 4.5 out of five stars, with 50 positive reviews, two mixed, and five negative reviews, though a couple negative reviewers left contradictory positive remarks.[1] Reviewers praised the facility for its compassionate staff and religious program, with reviewer Jim writing: "Best ministry I have ever seen for addict recovery."


One loved one polled by to date gave Brian's Safehouse perfect five-star ratings across several different metrics including exercise and leisure options, holistic treatment offerings, and counseling options. The anonymous loved one wrote: "My son has found his way back to God."


Brian's Safehouse asks clients to pay $700 per month for room and board. The facility does not accept insurance of any kind.


Published on June 2017

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My son has found his way back to God. This is a faith based facility, and can only accommodate 10-12 men at a time. They are currently in the process of building one for women. The founder of this facility had lost a son to addiction.

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