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 recovery supports, including Medication Assisted Recovery. Key components include, but are not limited to, the social model of recovery, peer support, accountability, relapse prevention strategies, and employment skills training as residents transition to living independently and productively in the community.
Ohio Revised Code statues for Recovery Housing:
OhioMHAS has distributed recovery housing funding to operators across Ohio to develop and expand recovery housing capacity. 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. Below is a chart outlining funding made available since 2014.
OhioMHAS has a Bureau of Capital Planning Office which supports local Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Boards (ADAMH) with Capital funding requests. For more information, please contact the Bureau of Capital Planning office or your local ADAMH Board.
Update of Recovery Housing Funding: SFY18: 25 Capital recovery housing projects with 242 beds have been funded for people with addiction who have received treatment and want to continue to focus on their recovery in a sober, accountable environment. Recovery Housing Initiative (GRF) funds assisted at least 121 operators to sustain and expand recovery housing through new and existing partnerships with local ADAMH Boards. SFY19: 2 Capital projects with 10 beds of recovery housing have been funded.
OhioMHAS hosts a Recovery Housing Resource meeting every quarter to offer resources to new and existing recovery housing providers. Resources include training opportunities, networking with recovery housing operators across the state of Ohio, funding opportunities and information on maintaining a quality recovery house. Information on past and next meetings can be located on the Housing Supports Learning Series page.
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.
Roma Barickman, Housing Administrator
Kaitlin Waggoner, Recovery Housing Administrator