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Recovery Housing

Recovery Housing Standards

The following are the recovery housing domains and quality standards under each one:

Administrative and Operational

1.       Are guided by a mission and vision

2.       Adheres to legal and ethical codes

3.       Are financially honest and forthright

4.       Collect data for continuous quality improvement

5.       Operate with prudence

6.       Communicate rights and requirements before agreements are signed

7.       Promote self and peer advocacy

8.       Support housing choice

9.       Protect Privacy

10.   View recovery as a person-driven, holistic and lifelong process

11.   Are culturally responsive and competent

12.   Involve peers in governance in meaningful ways

13.   Use peer staff and leaders in meaningful ways

14.   Maintain resident and staff leadership based on recovery principles

15.   Ensure staff are trained or credentialed appropriate to their level

16.   Provide supportive staff supervision

Recovery Support

17.   Encourage residents to own their recovery

18.   Provide an alcohol and illicit drug-free environment

19.   Create and sustain an atmosphere of recovery support

20.   Inform and encourage residents to participate in a range of community-based supports

21.   Provide a physically and emotionally safe, secure and respectful environment

22.   Are cultivated through structure and accountability

23.   Promote meaningful daily activities

24.   Create a “functionally equivalent family” within the household

25.   Foster ethical, peer-based mutually supportive relationships between residents and/or staff

26.   Connect residents to the local (greater) recovery community

27.   Offers recovery support services in formal settings

28.   Offering life skills development services in a formal setting


29.   Create a home-like environment

30.   Promote community

31.   Create home safety

32.   Have an emergency plan

Good Neighbor

33.   Are compatible with the neighborhood

34.   Are responsive to neighbor concerns

35.   Have courtesy rules

Recovery Lighthouse

MCRSP membership includes recovery housing providers throughout Missouri. For more information about Recovery Lighthouse, visit their website at

Recovery Supports At Work In Missouri

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  • Missourians Served


  • Consumers Alcohol and Drug Free


  • Consumers Without New Arrests


  • Consumers Housed


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