The mission of the Kentucky Recovery Housing Network (KRHN) is to evaluate and improve standards and measures of quality for all levels of recovery residences.
As the state affiliate of the
National Association of Recovery Residences (NARR), KRHN provides a forum for exchanging ideas, including development of a uniform nomenclature for our field, problem solving, training and advocacy.
KRHN is the state resource for recovery residence providers seeking standards, protocols for ethical practice, training and state-of-the-art information pertaining to all levels of residential support.
Funding for the KRHN and other recovery residential services and programs is provided by the
Kentucky Opioid Response Effort through a grant award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Benefits of NARR Certification
- Universally accepted protocol for operating ethical, high-quality recovery residences
- Increased credibility through meeting a high level of uniform standards: NARR affiliates may display the NARR logo on communication materials, indicating adherence to the highest standards for recovery residences.
- Increased referral opportunities: Members will have widespread visibility through our website.
- Access to advocacy and technical resources, including protection of housing rights
- Latest information on current trends and issues affecting recovery residences nationally
- Participate in discussion, policy formation on issues affecting recovery residences nationally
- Access to quality mentorship resources from successful providers and regional organizations
Ethics, Quality, Access and Choice
NARR-certified recovery residences
meet criteria focused on a code of ethics, quality of the residential environment, access and choice in housing.
- All certified housing providers are expected to adhere to an ethical code that ensures facilities are operated professionally and in a manner that demonstrates the needs of the individual, their recovery and journey to health and wellness are at the forefront.
- Quality housing also is essential to certification. This refers to the physical condition of the residential environment as well as supports and resources available to individuals who reside there. Properties are assessed based on health, life skills programming, safety and management.
- Certified residences also must strive to make residences accessible to individuals recovering from opioid use disorder and substance use disorder. Policies and procedures should serve the priority population, at minimum including persons in recovery from substance use but may also include other demographic criteria.
- Meanwhile, individuals also should have choices in terms of their recovery support services and needs as they relate to recovery housing.