2.E. Home-like Environment
NARR Standard 3.0 Core Principle: E. Provide a Home-like Environment.
Foundational to recovery residences is the concept of community. Residences must therefore foster community, in part, through the physical setting. Creating a home-like environment facilitates connectedness and feelings of mutuality among residents, enhancing the psychological sense of community.4 Many people in recovery have past experiences of hierarchical and authoritarian environments as a result of their institutional engagement. Living arrangements that reflect a family environment support genuineness, empathy, respect, support and unconditional positive regard—essential recovery support attributes. Further, language that emphasizes “home” and “family” reinforces the role these settings play in the community and helps to provide protection from Fair Housing complaints against “facilities” and “centers” that are not consistent with the recovery residences model. A home-like environment reflects the social model (physical environment). — NARR Standard 3.0 Compendium
This principle is upheld through the following standards:
- 2.E.14. The residence is comfortable, inviting, and meets residents’ needs
- 2.E.15. The living space is conducive to building community
|2.E.14. Individual needs|
|2.E.15. Community building|