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.

Table of Contents

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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