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Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced an important tool to assist linking those in recovery with housing options. The Recovery Residence Registry will serve as the DHS referral source for those seeking recovery housing options and facilities must be listed on the registry to receive funding from state agencies. The registry and application for facilities is available on the DHS website. DHS is encouraging facilities that provide residency for people in recovery to get listed on the Recovery Residence Registry creating a comprehensive list to best serve Wisconsinites.
“Safe and stable housing is an important component to individuals overcoming a substance use disorder.,” said Paul Krupski, DHS Director of Opioid Initiatives. “Recovery residences play a key role and provide the safety net to help individuals achieve success in long-term recovery.”
Recovery residences provide a home-like environment free from alcohol and illicit drug use with a focus on peer support. This model of recovery helps individuals relearn how to organize their lives, interact with others and participate in community-based recovery activities. In addition, recovery housing can connect residents to outpatient services and other recovery support services, as well as assist with efforts to access employment and health services.