WV Hive in Partnership with Communities of Healing

Communities of Healing is a recovery-to-work ecosystem project designed to spur small business development and employ West Virginians healing from addiction through the growth of social entrepreneurship.


Imagine working together for the greater good so your local community can thrive.


Learn how your business can participate with our partners’ resources.


Design or reshape a business model that serves people and creates profits in the food, agriculture, hospitality, and tourism industries.


Share, network and celebrate with us!

Communities of Healing Testimonials

We've been able in just a short period of time, build somebody up in a way I never imagined would be possible. And it is all through what we learned in the cohort.

Do you feel drawn to start a social enterprise or have an existing business and want to increase your social impact? Communities of Healing will guide you to the resources to help you success.

Recovery-safe workplaces are something that are critical for someone in recovery trying to rebuild their life and support their family. We want to offer that support system as well as offer encouragement through the recovery process. We want to help build this recovery safe community so that WV residents that are struggling with addiction can receive the help and support that they need! We are passionate about doing this because our family is one of the thousands of families in WV that have been affected by addiction and we are anxious to be apart of the solution to our states addiction problem

Communities of Healing gave me insight on ways to shift my small business into giving back to the community around me. Connecting with other small business owners has inspired me to try different approaches to make my business successful. I highly recommend collaborating and learning from other small business owners and the guidance given by Communities of Healing.

Participating in the Communities of Healing program has empowered me to change the way I think about my nonprofit and the vision and mission I want it to portray. The support and education from Paul, Peni and Tammy has helped me to bring innovative solutions to problems I see in my community.

Project Partners


Nationally Certified Culinary Arts & Agricultural Educational Training Center for youth/young adults as an addiction prevention program and adults in recovery from addiction.


Sustaining holistic recovery through housing, transportation, and education.


Providing technical assistance to Fayette, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Pocahontas and Webster Counties.


Providing value-added workforce development and training services to best meet the needs of business and industry.


Self-paced courses, live learning cohorts, and one-on-one coaching.