The Florida Association of Recovery Residences has made it their mission to “expand stable housing for those afflicted with substance use issues, with or without co-occurring conditions.” Facilities that hold the FARR certification meet strict criteria to promote recovery-oriented housing to those who struggle with addiction. This unique and highly sought-after title identifies facilities that go above and beyond to meet the needs of their clients and community.
What is FARR?
Founded in 2011, FARR was developed to evaluate and monitor the services provided by residential treatment facilities in Florida. FARR provides training for owners and staff of Recovery Residences to enhance the quality of the services they provide. FARR certification is awarded to facilities that are compliant with NARR Standards and the FARR Code of Ethics. FARR is also committed to participating in research studies focused on recovery management.
What is a Recovery Residence?
Simply put, a Recovery Residence is an addiction treatment center that meets the standards put in place by FARR and follows a strict Code of Ethics to promote quality care to the clients they serve.
FARR’s Quality Standards for Recovery Residences
In order to receive a FARR Certification, addiction treatment centers must follow these quality standards:
Operate with Integrity
FARR requires both a clear mission and vision statement that follows NARR’s fundamental principles.
Uphold residents’ right
Facilities are expected to protect the privacy of their clients
Encourage their clients to advocate for themselves and others
Effectively communicate rights prior to signing any paperwork.
Recovery is viewed as person-driven
Clients receive holistic care; treating both the mind and body
The facility is culturally competent
Governed and peer staffed
Peers and leaders are utilized in meaningful ways
Residents and leaders maintain recovery principles
Foster an environment of recovery support
Involve staff in governance opportunities
Provide appropriate training for staff and ensure they maintain their credentials
Connect residents with community-based support
Provide encouragement to residents
Provide recovery support in both a formal and social environment
Provide a Home
Maintain a secure, physically and emotionally safe, respectful space
Provide an environment free from drugs or alcohol
Inspire purpose by promoting meaningful activities
Create an environment where people feel welcomed and supported like family
Connect clients with mentors of their peers to provide additional support
Connect residents to recovery resources within the community they reside
Promote recovery by maintaining an environment that feels like home and facilitates the development of emergency plans and home safety.
The addiction treatment center must maintain a good relationship with the community it is in, abides by all local laws, and respond swiftly to neighborhood concerns.
The Source is now FARR Certified
The compassionate and supportive care provided by The Source has not only made it a top-rated addiction treatment center, but it is now among the few facilities that bear the title of being FARR certified. Potential residents at the Source can feel confident they will receive quality care because they have upheld this strict Code of Ethics. In fact, one of the requirements to be considered FARR certified is being onsite compliant. This means that FARR will have unrestricted access to talk with any staff or resident to ensure that the residence is compliant with policies and is providing a safe, drug & alcohol-free, supported recovery experience.