Resident Rights Statements

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A critical component of your recovery housing environment is your statement of resident rights.  As a recovery housing operator, you will be creating a culture and environment in your home that is respectful of the rights of people in recovery and a culture that promotes the social model of recovery, where residents are empowered and supported.  Residents not only need to understand what is expected of them when they live in a recovery home, but they should also know what they can expect from you and how they can expect to be treated when living in the recovery home.  

A resident should be able to read this document and know that they are going to be living in a home operated by an organization that is committed to operating in a legal and ethical manner.  They should know that they are a person of worth and value and they are participating in a program that is in compliance with all federal, state and local laws.  They should also know that they will be treated with dignity and respect.