Recovery Housing Information

What is a Recovery Residence?

A "recovery residence" (RR) is a broad term describing a sober, safe, and healthy living environment that promotes recovery from alcohol substance misuse and associated issues. The purpose of a recovery residence is to provide a safe and healthy living environment, as well as improve one's physical, mental, spiritual, and social wellbeing.

Recovery residences are divided into different levels of support. The levels are based on the type, as well as the intensity and duration, of support the residence offers. Services span from peer-to-peer recovery support (all recovery residences) to medical and counseling services (at recovery residences offering higher levels of support).

Individuals interested in receiving financial support for recovery housing will need to contact BH Link at (401) 414-LINK (5465) to be screened for eligibility. Eligibility will be re-assessed every 90 days for up to 365 days.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Citizen of US or in country lawfully
  • Resident of RI for at least 6 months
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Income not to exceed 200% above federal poverty guideline
  • Willingness to participate
  • Not in need of detoxification from any recent substance or alcohol use.
  • Other criteria as determined by individual housing providers

How can I find a recovery residence? Please go to RI Cares for more information