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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. 


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.


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.



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



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
  • A Guide to Creating Successful Partnerships with Landlords
    A Guide to Creating Successful Partnerships with Landlords
    Wed, Oct 18
    Oct 18, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Oct 18, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    This webinar will introduce the Private Landlord Toolkit, which is an essential resource for building strong relationships with landlords.
  • Navigating the world of CBHA’s
    Navigating the world of CBHA’s
    Thu, Oct 19
    Oct 19, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Oct 19, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    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...
  • Introduction to Foundational Community Supports
    Introduction to Foundational Community Supports
    Thu, Oct 26
    Oct 26, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Oct 26, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    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.
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