2.E.14. Individual needs
NARR Standard 3.0: 2.E.14. The residence is comfortable, inviting, and meets residents’ needs
The role of this standard is to provide a guide for assessment of the physical residence. Many shared living arrangements can provide a safe, substance-free environment without fostering that key element of recovery residences—a home-like environment. A welcoming, comfortable home can foster a sense of safety and belonging and cultivate a sense of community. This standard reflects the Social Model (physical environment) and Wittman’s consideration that the design allows for personal space and sociability — NARR Standard 3.0 Compendium
The standard is upheld by the following rules:
- 2.E.14.a. Verification that the residence is in good repair, clean, and well maintained
- 2.E.14.b. Verification that furnishings are typical of those in single
family homes or apartments as opposed to institutional settings.
- 2.E.14.c. Verification that entrances and exits are home‐like vs.
institutional or clinical.
- 2.E.14.d. Verification of 50+ sq. ft per bed per sleeping room.
- 2.E.14.e. Verification that there is a minimum of one sink, toilet and shower per six residents.
- 2.E.14.f. Verification that each resident has personal item storage.
- 2.E.14.g. Verification that each resident has food storage space.
- 2.E.14.h. Verification that laundry services are accessible to all residents.
- 2.E.14.i. Verification that all appliances are in safe, working condition.
|2.E.14.a. Clean and maintained|
|2.E.14.b. Home-like furnishings|
|2.E.14.c. Entrances and exits|
|2.E.14.d. 50+ sq. ft. per bed|
|2.E.14.f. Personal storage|
|2.E.14.g. Food Storage|