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Recovery Housing

Recovery housing is characterized as a safe and healthy living environment that promotes abstinence from alcohol and other drugs and enhances participation and retention in traditional clinical treatment. Residents benefit from peer support and accountability, and gain valuable relapse prevention, case management and employment skills training as they transition to living independently and productively in the community. View a 1-page document about Recovery Housing.

Funding Awards

On Nov. 23, 2015, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) announced $2.5 million in grants to strengthen and expand sober housing options for Ohioans in recovery from alcohol or other drug addiction. The funding will support a total of 25 projects benefitting 18 counties – adding approximately 200 new beds to Ohio’s recovery housing stock.

Read the Nov. 23, 2016 press release on SFY2016 funding 

On Nov. 7, 2014, OhioMHAS announced $10 million in funding to expand Ohio’s recovery housing capacity by nearly 660 beds. The funding was comprised of $5 million in operating funds set aside in the Mid-Biennium Review, House Bill 483, and another $5 million appropriated in the State Fiscal Year 2015-16 Capital Budget Bill. These funds are a result of working with members of the legislature to prioritize funding for recovery housing in response to a need clearly identified in communities.

Read the Nov. 7, 2014, press release.
View the map of awards (as of October 2015).
Read an article in The Marion Star
Read an article in the Lisbon Morning Journal.

Recovery Housing Hub Report to the General Assembly

Watch the video on Ohio Recovery Housing

Ohio Recovery Housing

Ohio Recovery Housing (ORH) is an alliance for individuals and organizations operating quality recovery housing in Ohio. ORH is a state affiliate of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR), which creates and maintains standards of excellence for recovery housing.

Using the Associate Locator search feature on the ORH website, you can search for recovery housing for yourself or someone else. Results will provide you with a list of options for counties that currently have an ORH Associate. The database is updated monthly.

Snapshot of Recovery Housing Capacity