Since 1993

Our Mission

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.

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 Li’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.

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Tell others about Semper Li. Recommend us to employers, alert others of our services or offer us feedback on how we can be more effective in the community.

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Give financially to our efforts through the donation tab. Your contributions are tax deductible and are used to support our mission.

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We look forward to working with you.

Since 1993

Non-Discrimination Statement:  At Semper Liberi, we are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our clients, staff, volunteers, vendors, and subcontractors.  We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of our activities or operations.

Equal Opportunity Statement: Semper Liberi provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, and local laws.