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Recovery Lives Here.

Recovery isn’t an abstract concept. People live out recovery in real life contexts. In recovery homes, we learn to live in community, to navigate disagreements, to manage resources, and to set and realize goals.


Our residences provide safe and supportive environments where people in recovery live out their recovery day by day.

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Recovery Residence Grant

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This funding opportunity is intended to stimulate the development of newly staffed Level II or Level III Recovery Residences, as defined by the National Alliance of Recovery Residences (NARR).


Detail of the levels of care are available on the NARR website. WAQRR certification is required of every Recovery Residence Operator launching a new Level II Recovery Residence funded under this opportunity.​


We are currently accepting new applications in a limited amount. We appreciate the tremendous interest and are working diligently to process existing submissions.


Stay tuned for further updates regarding the reopening of the application process. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Our Mission

The primary mission of WAQRR is to promote the establishment, successful management and growth of high quality community based recovery residences in Washington State. 

We accomplish this by:


  • Maintaining quality standards for recovery residences 

  • Certifying and publicizing recovery residences 

  • Interfacing with neighborhoods, government, and other agencies.

  • Providing resources and training for residence operators. 

​We are developing a network of safe, effective, and high-quality recovery providers who provide the environments essential for recovery from all forms of substance use disorder. 

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About Us
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The Washington Alliance for Quality Recovery Residences was founded in 2017 by a group of recovery residence operators and other stakeholders. Our goal is to provide a platform for mutual support, accountability, and resources for operators who desire to provide safe and healthy residential communities for people in recovery from substance use disorders. 

Get Certified

To ensure consistent safety and quality, WAQRR accredited recovery residences undergo annual reviews. This includes program and document reviews, site visits, and resident and staff interviews.

Residences are evaluated against the WAQRR Quality Standards adopted by our board of directors in 2019. 

WAQRR is the Washington State affiliate of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences that provides the template for our Standards and Code of Ethics.

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Certified members are housing providers who have applied for and been granted certification for all of their recovery residences.

  • Certified members can also participate in governance and professional development activities.

Associate members are non-providers who believe in our mission.

  • pay a small fee ($50 per year) to support our work.


Our board of directors meets regularly to develop the organization, review policies and procedures, and discuss how to better support our members. As a young organization, we are working to develop programs and practices that help our certified members as they serve the people they care about most.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • Basic Mediation Skills for Recovery Residence Staff and Peer Leaders
    Basic Mediation Skills for Recovery Residence Staff and Peer Leaders
    Fri, May 17
    Virtual Event, Webinar
    May 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Virtual Event, Webinar
    Resolving conflicts is one of the most important life skills people can learn in a recovery home. Relationship difficulty can lead to isolation, anxiety, destructive behavior, and return to use...
  • Managing Conflict in Recovery Residences
    Managing Conflict in Recovery Residences
    Fri, Apr 19
    Apr 19, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    One of the most important life skills our residents can learn in recovery is how to successfully navigate conflicts. Whether it’s with housemates or family members, conflicts with others can drive a person to relapse, be a catalyst for more trusting relationships, or anything in between.
WAQRR's 2023 House Leadership Training Event
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