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Recovery residences are safe, healthy, family-like, substance-free living environments that support individuals in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD).
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines recovery residences/homes as safe, healthy, family-like, substance-free* living environments that support individuals in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD).
- All recovery residences are centered on peer support and a connection to services that promote long-term recovery.
- Recovery housing benefits individuals in recovery by:
- Reinforcing a substance-free lifestyle
- Providing direct connections to other peers in recovery, mutual support groups, and recovery support services.
*Substance-free does not prohibit prescribed medications taken as directed by a licensed prescriber, such as Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) or medication for co-occurring disorders.
Search for recovery homes (both Level 1 and Level 2 recovery residences and Oxford Houses) using the registry of recovery homes. Recovery residences listed on the registry are verified by the Washington Alliance of Quality Recovery Residences (WAQRR) as following the National Alliance of Recovery Residences (NARR) best practices. These residences allow residents to use prescribed medication for physical health, mental health, and substance use disorders.
Filters to the left of the map allow you to search for the type of home you are looking for. Both recovery residences and Oxford Houses are peer-run and peer-operated homes.
If you are interested in your recovery home being included in the recovery residence registry, please email the HCA recovery residence team.
Recovery homes on the registry and those working towards inclusion on the registry can apply for a loan up to $4,000 in order to help with operating costs. Recovery homes working towards inclusion on the registry must do so via accreditation by the Washington Alliance of Quality Recovery Residences.
How to apply
- Download the application.
- Send the completed application and all necessary documents to the HCA Recovery Residence team.
For an overview of the program, read the Recovery Residence fact sheet and Recovery Residence FAQ. Email the HCA Recovery Residence team for information or questions regarding the loan application process.
Revolving loan fund: Apply now for the recovery loan fund.