Empowering people in recovery to live with freedom and purpose since 2018.
Semper Liberi was founded in 2018 to provide transitional resources for people in early recovery. While substance abuse treatment and 12 steps groups are a vital part of early recovery, changing one's lifestyle often requires additional practical resources to ensure someone who stops drinking or using, stays stopped.
Clients enrolled in our programming have access to a range of transitional resources to help them live clean by living differently.
Who We Are
Semper Liberi is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 located in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The name Semper Liberi or “Semper Li” for short comes from the West Virginia state motto, “Montani Semper Liberi” or “Mountaineers Are Always Free.” We believe that living free comes from remaining free of drugs and alcohol. Recovering from addiction requires additional resources and support to transition into making recovery not just a behavior, but a lifestyle.
What We Do
Semper Liberi's 3-prong transitional services include:
Transportation: We help clients get back and forth to treatment, to work, or complete legal requirements related to prior substance related charges.
Workforce Development (RiSE): We help clients link with Recovery Supportive Employment (RiSE) by providing training and development of clients or financial assistance with uniforms or tools, while also networking with area employers who need specific skill sets and want to work with those in early recovery.
Housing Resources: Semper Li helps provides sober living housing, rental support, or initial start up costs to help clients transition into a living situation that supports sustained recovery.
All of these are provided by Peer Recovery Support Specialists who are in recovery and have a heart for helping those just starting out in the same journey.
What can you do?
If you're interested in supporting Semper Li, there are several opportunities to help out!
Get involved. Volunteer to be a driver, work in our Recovery Gift Shop and Bookstore located inside the Mountaineer Recovery Center, or help provide coaching or other services to our clients.