3.I. Sense of Community
NARR Standard 3.0 Core Principle: I. Cultivate the Resident’s Sense of Belonging and Responsibility for Community.
Being in relationship with others is a concept referenced throughout the Standard. This is described as community, particularity in the context of community recovery capital and the psychological sense of community.4 Other times, it’s discussed as a family-like relationship as it relates to the concepts of home. These concepts point to a process where the individual in the recovery residence moves from isolation to meaningful engagement with others. This principle focuses on enhancing relationship and prosocial skills for the recovery benefit of both the individual and the broader house community. — NARR Standard 3.0 Compendium
This principle is upheld through the following standards:
- 3.I.27. Sustain a “functionally equivalent family” within the residence
- 3.I.28. Foster ethical, peer-based mutually supportive relationships among residents and staff
- 3.I.29. Connect residents to the local community