PO BOX 1978, Mount Vernon, WA, 98273

WAQRR is the Washington State affiliate of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR)


Best Responses to "NIMBYism" in our Communities (January 24)

This webinar will explore issues related to neighborhood relations and neighbor resistance to recovery residences located in their vicinity. What does the law say? How can you build healthy relationships in your neighborhood?  How can your residents help?  Bring your success stories and ideas.

Jan 24, 2020 10:00 – 11:30 AM PST Register Here


Levels of Care in Recovery Residences

What’s the difference between a sober home, half way house, recovery home, treatment center, and a therapeutic community?  These and other names are used to describe residences within the continuum of care provided in recovery residences.  To help providers clarify where they fit into the continuum, The National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) developed a rubric of four levels of care.  No level is better than another and all are in short supply in our state.  We will explore the continuum, discuss how to assess the best placement for prospective residents, and discuss how NARR/WAQRR certification applies to each level of care

February 7 10 – 11:30 AM PST  Register Here


Best Practices in Medication Assisted Treatment

This webinar will provide an overview of best practices in housing residents who use medications to manage their SUD and Mental health challenges. We'll use the NARR Best Practice Guide as a template and discuss our own on-ground experiences.

March 27 10 – 11:30 AM PST  Register Here



Risk Management

Because we house vulnerable people, we work in an increasingly litigious environment, and our filed is developing its own set of norms, it is important to review our practices to ensure we operate safely and responsibly. We'll explore best practices and share ideas with one another.

April 22 10 – 11:30 AM PST  Register Here


Best Practices in Working with Residents in Recovery  from Co-occurring (mental health and SUD) Challenges  How do you know if you have the resources you need to support a prospective resident?  What can you legally do to support all of your residents in your home communities? What do you need to know about mental health conditions in order to responsibly manage recovery residences.  We'll explore these and other crucial questions with experts and other housing providers. 

May 27 10 – 11:30 AM PST  Register Here


Trauma-Informed Care for Residents

Given the high correlation between addiction and past life trauma, we know that SUD recovery and trauma recovery go hand in hand for our residents.  Join us for a discussion of how to create safe and caring environments in which they can heal and thrive.  

June 24 10 – 11:30 AM Register Here