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Sparrow's Nest

PO Box 1122, Beckley, West Virginia, 25880
Sparrow's Nest is a place where women who are battling addiction can encounter the life restoring powers of God in an environment free from alcohol and drugs. Our program teaches emotional, spiritual, and practical life skills and strives to enable the resident to reenter society as a responsible, contributing citizen. We are designed to meet the need for a long-term, life training facility.

Facility Highlights

  • Classes are taught daily.
  • Staff available 24/7
  • Very clean and well maintained facility.


  • Individual Therapy

    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
  • 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.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Meet the Staff

  • Donita Brush
    Donita BrushExecutive Director

Treatment Center Links

Rehabs 360 Guide


Located in Beckley, W.V., Sparrow's Nest operated by Brian's Safehouse and is a private nonprofit organization, which make up about 76 percent of West Virginia's centers; it is one of the 21 (20.6 percent) of West Virginia treatment facilities that offers long-term residential services. The faith-based center offers long-term care to women who are struggling with addiction.

The Sparrow's Nest isn't a medical center, therefore, clients must withdrawal prior to treatment.


According to a PDF on Sparrow's Nest's website, clients participate in an initial interview to start treatment. The counseling staff utilizes psychosocial therapy to determine the appropriate counseling and treatment staff along with a detailed treatment plan.

The program is designed to teach residents emotional, spiritual, and practical life skills in hope clients can reenter society at responsible, contributing citizens. Along with treating addiction, the center's staff also addresses underlying problems.

Programming includes individual therapy, family interactions and therapy, work therapy, and group therapy. The facility is one of the 84 (82.4 percent) of West Virginia treatment centers to offer family therapy.

During treatment, clients and her family participate in activities that give them the chance to confront and resolve problems. Group and individual therapy happen on a weekly basis.

Clients live in dorm that provides a family unit and physical space where clients are responsible for completing her tasks. Residents make many of the decisions in the dorm, and work with the staff to design their own house routines. Group house meetings are held three times a week, and friends and family are allowed monthly visits after orientation.

In addition to therapy, programming include recreational activities such as field trips or on-property activities.


According to Sparrow's Nest's website, the treatment team includes life coaches who have had loved ones struggle with addiction and volunteers.


According to photos on the facility's website, Sparrow's Nest is a single story brick house with a playroom, living room, and backyard.


The two alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave positive feedback for Sparrow's Nest. One alum praised the treatment team and called the center an inspiration.

"I was immediately touched by their compassion and love for their ministry of hope and cure at the Sparrow’s Nest," the alum wrote. "I have been fortunate to work with them since then and see how their hands-on approach has helped so many."

The other alum gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. "were the hands of God that saved my life changed my life and restored my family," the 2017 alum wrote.

To date, the two people to leave Google Reviews for Brian's Safehouse gave five out of five stars, but no commentary. [1]


According to Sparrow's Nest's website, clients are required to pay $700 per month for rent and tuition.

[1] GoogleReviews

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