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Recovery residences offer a living environment that is alcohol and drug free with a focus on peer support and connection to other recovery services that support long term recovery.
Certification is a voluntary process; however, it is necessary to receive referrals and/or state funds.
The Rhode Island Communities for Addiction Recovery Efforts (RICARES) is the agency responsible for the certification program in Rhode Island. RICARES understands that safe and affordable housing is a key part of Recovery Support Services. They are working to ensure all recovery houses meet the national certification standards.
The application process may be found on the RICARES website: https://www.ricares.org/programs/recovery-housing-certification/
Certified Recovery Houses through RICARES are also able to receive reimbursement for services from BHDDH while funding is available.Link to Contracting Application