How to prepare and complete the accreditation application:
Initial Planning Stage
There are three primary components to the initial Planning Stage of the application process.
- First, review the Code of Ethics to ensure that your organization can agree to adhere to the MCRSP Code of Ethics for each of the organizations' recovery residence locations seeking accreditation.
- Second, become familiar with the Recovery Housing Standards. Upon reviewing the standards, the organization's leaders and decision makers will be able to determine each individual location's readiness for the application.
- Third, review the Self-Assessment Checklist (see link at the bottom of the page). The Self-Assessment Checklist will provide specific details regarding the documentation required for each domain and subsequent standard.
Next, review and prepare the Required Documents. The required documents list provides each applicant with a list of the documents, policies and acknowledgements that each organization must send with the completed application. The links to each of the highlighted documents is below.
Submitting the Application
To Prepare a Completed Application Package:
a. Complete the online application. Follow the instructions closely.
b. Prepare the required documents in order, according to the list provided. Gather each document (electronically), save the file with the name of the document, the number of corresponding number on the checklist. Prepare the applicant forms by numbering them in the order corresponding to the numbers on the list of required documents.
c. Once the required documents have been gathered, the Agency documents should be named and numbered to match the list provided. Save the files in a folder with the applicant's organization name. Review to ensure that all of the required documents are properly named and ordered.
d. You may transfer the documents in two ways: Complete the Online Application and upload the files at the conclusion of the application, or mail a flash drive to the MCRSP NW Regional Administrative Offices.
c/o Dismas House of Kansas City, Inc.
3100 Main Street, Suite 308
Kansas City, MO 64111
e. Pay the non-refundable application fee. Please note the $250 application fee is required prior to the review of the provider's application and submitted documents. If an agency does not meet the required standards, the agency will have 60 days to resolve the disqualifying issues before being asked to re-apply and pay another application fee.
Next Steps: Site Visit
Within 30 days from the receipt of the completed application, a member of the MCRSP review team will contact your agency to review your submission and schedule your recovery homes for an on-site visit.
Once the on-site visit has been confirmed, the agency must submit payment for the remaining $149 fee prior to the visit. This fee is also non-refundable. If an agency does not meet the required standards, the agency will have 60 days to resolve the disqualifying issues before being asked to re-apply and pay another site visit fee.