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Recovery Housing Standards

Ensuring quality recovery housing begins with quality standards.  Below is a list of areas each recovery residence by which each recovery residence is reviewed.   Recovery Housing providers should download a copy of the Recovery Housing Checklist, and become familiar with the Housing Standards before considering submitting an application for accreditation.  


Administrative and Operational

  •  Are guided by a mission and vision
  • Adheres to legal and ethical codes
  • Are financially honest and forthright
  • Collect data for continuous quality improvement
  • Operate with prudence
  • Communicate rights and requirements before agreements are signed
  • Promote self and peer advocacy
  • Support housing choice
  • Protect Privacy
  • View recovery as a person-driven, holistic and lifelong process
  • Are culturally responsive and competent
  • Involve peers in governance in meaningful ways
  • Use peer staff and leaders in meaningful ways
  • Maintain resident and staff leadership based on recovery principles
  • Ensure staff are trained or credentialed appropriate to their level
  • Provide supportive staff supervision


Recovery Support

  • Encourage residents to own their recovery
  • Provide an alcohol and illicit drug-free environment
  • Create and sustain an atmosphere of recovery support
  • Inform and encourage residents to participate in a range of community-based supports
  • Provide a physically and emotionally safe, secure and respectful environment
  • Are cultivated through structure and accountability
  • Promote meaningful daily activities
  • Create a “functionally equivalent family” within the household
  • Foster ethical, peer-based mutually supportive relationships between residents and/or staff
  • Connect residents to the local (greater) recovery community
  • Offers recovery support services in formal settings
  • Offering life skills development services in a formal setting



  • Create a home-like environment
  • Promote community
  • Create home safety
  • Have an emergency plan


Good Neighbor

  • Are compatible with the neighborhood
  • Are responsive to neighbor concerns
  • Have courtesy rules
Recovery Lighthouse

The Missouri Coalition of Recovery Support Providers includes recovery housing providers throughout Missouri. Recovery Lighthouse is one of the MCRSP Charter member organizations. For more information about Recovery Lighthouse, visit their website at

Click here for the application instructions.  

If you have questions, and would like to speak to someone, please call 816.888.0857, or email us at  

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  • Missourians Served


  • Consumers Alcohol and Drug Free


  • Consumers Without New Arrests


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