House Meetings: Develop Resident Leadership

House Meetings in Recovery Housing > House Meetings: Develop Resident Leadership


A critical part of the NARR standards is developing resident leadership. 

House meetings can be used as a strategy to help residents develop leadership skills.  Each meeting will need a leader to take attendance, ensure that notes are taken, and to take charge of any follow up tasks.

A recovery housing program can rotate residents through who is the leader for the meeting.  So, everyone gets an opportunity to run the meeting and develop basic leadership and organizational skills.

Additionally, house meetings are where specific tasks can be assigned.  Residents can come up with ideas and plans, and then be responsible for executing them.  Residents can volunteer to take on these roles as well, expanding their ability to manage projects and work with others.