3.I.27. Family-like

NARR Standard 3.0: 3.I.27. Sustain a “functionally equivalent family” within the residence by meeting at least 50% of the following:

Living arrangements that reflect a family environment support genuineness, empathy, respect, support, and unconditional positive regard—essential recovery support attributes. Members of a family all pitch in by making food, maintaining the home, and living life with one another. A home-like environment reflects the SMPS (physical environment), fostering personal and social recovery capital. The more closely a residence resembles a family household, the more strongly it upholds the characteristics of a single-family neighborhood and the more easily the residents can defend their right to live in residential zoning. — NARR Standard 3.0 Compendium

The standard is upheld by the following rules:

  • 3.I.27.a.  Residents are involved in food preparation.
  • 3.I.27.b.  Residents have a voice in determining with whom they live.
  • 3.I.27.c.  Residents help maintain and clean the home (chores, etc.).3.I.27.d.
  • 3.I.27.d.  Residents share in household expenses.
  • 3.I.27.e.  Community or residence meetings are held at least once a week.
  • 3.I.27.f.  Residents have access to common areas of the home.


3.I.27.a. Food preparation
3.I.27.b. Housing choice
3.I.27.c. Chores
3.I.27.d. Household expenses
3.I.27.e. Household meetings
3.I.27.f. Common areas

Course Syllabus

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