Where recovery lives.

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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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 WAQRR

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. 

 
Accreditation
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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.

Leadership

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.

Membership

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.

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Upcoming Events

  • Recovery Residence 101
    Thu, Oct 06
    Zoom
    We'll introduce providers and other stakeholders to our work, creating a statewide registry of reviewed and accredited residences based on NARR's Quality Standards. We'll also discuss state licensing as it applies to those offering higher levels of care. Other topics will include fair housing, NIMBY
  • REC-CAP in Recovery Housing
    Tue, Oct 25
    Zoom
    Presenters: David Best, Ph.D. from the Recovery Research Institute, and Jessica Casteel, Operations Administrator for Recovery Outcomes Institute. REC-CAP is short for Recovery Capital and is an evidence-based assessment & recovery planning instrument developed by Dr. David Best.
  • Funding for Recovery Residences
    Fri, Sep 16
    Webinar
    This webinar will discuss the funding options available for sober housing in Washington State.