2.E.15. Community building
NARR Standard 3.0: 2.E.15. The living space is conducive to building community.
In addition to providing a comfortable space to meet individual needs, recovery residences must also be conducive to SAMHSA’s dimension of community. For example, is ample space allotted for community-wide activities? Does the architecture promote isolation or togetherness? Are the equipment and furnishings suitable for serving a community in a home-like setting? This standard reflects the Social Model (physical environment) and Wittman’s consideration that the design foster sociability. — NARR Standard 3.0 Compendium
The standard is upheld by the following rules:
- 2.E.15.a. Verification that a meeting space is large enough to accommodate all residents.
- 2.E.15.b. Verification that a comfortable group area provides space for small group activities and socializing
- 2.E.15.c. Verification that kitchen and dining area(s) are large enough
to accommodate all residents sharing meals together.
- 2.E.15.d. Verification that entertainment or recreational areas and/or furnishings promoting social engagement are provided.
|2.E.15.a. Meeting space|
|2.E.15.b. Group space|
|2.E.15.c. Dining area|
|2.E.15.d. Recreational area|