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OUR MISSION
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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. 

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.

 
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

 

There are two types of WAQRR 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 and pay a small fee ($50 per year) to support our work.

About Us

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.

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Upcomig Events
  • WAQRR In-Person House Leadership Training
    WAQRR In-Person House Leadership Training
    Sun, Jun 09
    Baymont by Wyndham
    Jun 09, 2024, 10:30 AM – Jun 10, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Baymont by Wyndham , 5640 Kitsap Way, Bremerton, WA 98312, USA
    Jun 09, 2024, 10:30 AM – Jun 10, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Baymont by Wyndham , 5640 Kitsap Way, Bremerton, WA 98312, USA
    📢 (WAQRR Accredited Provider Event not open to general public) WAQRR proudly presents the In-Person House Leadership Training Retreat on June 9th - 10th in Bremerton, WA. Mark your calendars and join us at the Baymont Hotel for two days of learning and networking.
  • *Accredited Providers Only* Quality Connections: WAQRR Networking Sessions
    *Accredited Providers Only* Quality Connections: WAQRR Networking Sessions
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jun 11
    Zoom
    Jun 11, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    Jun 11, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    Quality Connections: WAQRR Networking Sessions
  • 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
    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
    Webinar
    Apr 19, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Webinar
    Apr 19, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Webinar
    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.
  • Recovery Residence 101
    Recovery Residence 101
    Fri, Mar 29
    Virtual Event, Webinar, Zoom
    Mar 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Virtual Event, Webinar, Zoom
    Mar 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Virtual Event, Webinar, Zoom
    Get ready to unlock a world of knowledge and insights into the amazing work of the Washington Alliance for Quality Recovery Residences (WAQRR). Led by the WAQRR team, this webinar is your gateway to understanding WAQRR's efforts to create a statewide registry of reviewed and accredited residences
  • Developing a Wellness Toolbox and Daily Maintenance Plan
    Developing a Wellness Toolbox and Daily Maintenance Plan
    Fri, Mar 08
    Virtual Event, Webinar, Zoom
    Mar 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Virtual Event, Webinar, Zoom
    Mar 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Virtual Event, Webinar, Zoom
    Participants will become more familiar with the use of a Wellness Toolbox to assist those in recovery during times of stress, boredom, or high anxiety. Wellness Toolboxes a
  • Navigating the World of CBHA's
    Navigating the World of CBHA's
    Thu, Feb 29
    Zoom
    Feb 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Zoom
    Feb 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Zoom
    How to partner with or become a CBHA
  • A Guide to Creating Successful Partnerships with Landlords
    A Guide to Creating Successful Partnerships with Landlords
    Wed, Feb 21
    Zoom, Webinar
    Feb 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Zoom, Webinar
    Feb 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Zoom, Webinar
    This webinar will introduce the Private Landlord Toolkit, which is an essential resource for building strong relationships with landlords.
  • Trauma and SUD
    Trauma and SUD
    Fri, Jan 19
    Zoom
    Jan 19, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Zoom
    Jan 19, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Zoom
    Attendees will become more familiar with the natural physiological effects of trauma on the brain and turn a complex issue like trauma into an easier digestible concept of an “injury to the brain.”
  • Navigating the World of CBHA's
    Navigating the World of CBHA's
    Thu, Dec 07
    zoom
    Dec 07, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    zoom
    Dec 07, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    zoom
    Join our upcoming webinar, where we'll deep dive into the CBHA toolkit, arming recovery residence operators with vital info.
  • A Guide to Successful Partnerships with Landlords
    A Guide to Successful Partnerships with Landlords
    Wed, Dec 06
    Zoom
    Dec 06, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Zoom
    Dec 06, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Zoom
    Unlock the potential for expanding recovery residences throughout the state with our comprehensive toolkit designed to facilitate partnerships with private landlords.
  • Considerations for LGBTQIA+, People of Color, and Immigrants: Cultural Competences in Recovery Residences
    Considerations for LGBTQIA+, People of Color, and Immigrants: Cultural Competences in Recovery Residences
    Dec 05, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    zoom
    Amanda Darrow (she/her) is the Executive Director of IncludEd United, a nonprofit that is creating inclusive, equitable, and accepting environments in which all people are treated equally with respect, embracing their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity/expression...
  • Recovery Residence 101
    Recovery Residence 101
    Mon, Dec 04
    Zoom
    Dec 04, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Zoom
    Dec 04, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Zoom
    Get ready to unlock a world of knowledge and insights into the amazing work of the Washington Alliance for Quality Recovery Residences (WAQRR). Led by the industry's brightest minds, this webinar is your gateway to understanding WAQRR's efforts in creating a statewide registry...
  • Career Coaching  & Workforce Development
    Career Coaching  & Workforce Development
    Wed, Nov 29
    webinar
    Nov 29, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    webinar
    Nov 29, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    webinar
    Employment is often vital to recovery and at times, finding work can be difficult, especially if you have a criminal record. There are organizations and programs available to help. Attend this special presentation that provides information about where to look for employment and identifies...
  • Funding for Recovery Residences
    Funding for Recovery Residences
    Fri, Nov 10
    Webinar
    Nov 10, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Webinar
    Nov 10, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Webinar
    This webinar will discuss the funding options available for sober housing in Washington State. We will be discussing creative ways that program residents will be able to investigate funding sources. Part of our time will also discuss...
  • Introduction to Foundational Community Supports
    Introduction to Foundational Community Supports
    Thu, Oct 26
    Webinar
    Oct 26, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Webinar
    Oct 26, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Webinar
    Join us with the FCS team at the Health Care Authority to learn about the program’s supportive housing and supported employment services funded through the state’s 1115 Medicaid waiver.
  • Navigating the world of CBHA’s
    Navigating the world of CBHA’s
    Thu, Oct 19
    Webinar
    Oct 19, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Webinar
    Oct 19, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Webinar
    This webinar will explore the benefits of CBHAs and how they can provide coordinated, comprehensive behavioral health care to individuals in need. Participants will learn about the CBHA Toolkit...
  • A Guide to Creating Successful Partnerships with Landlords
    A Guide to Creating Successful Partnerships with Landlords
    Wed, Oct 18
    webinar
    Oct 18, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    webinar
    Oct 18, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    webinar
    This webinar will introduce the Private Landlord Toolkit, which is an essential resource for building strong relationships with landlords.
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