The Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR) offers a voluntary certification program for transitional living facilities that wish to follow best practices in recovery support services as outlined by the National Association of Recovery Residences (NARR). Certification shows that the standards supported by the facility comply with these best practices.
Destination Hope has now received FARR certification for our transitional living program, which houses both mental health and substance abuse clients.
Why does this matter?
As part of our continuous drive toward the very best care for all of our clients, applying for our recovery residence certification was a logical step forward. While we have always believed in meeting or exceeding national standards in recovery support delivery, we want all our clients to know that we also hold ourselves accountable through voluntary oversight programs such as this.
The Certification Process
The process starts with our application and submission of supporting documentation which is reviewed for compliance to the National Association of Recovery Residence (NARR) standards. FARR then performs an on-site visit to assess our facilities and ensure compliance. As part of our dedication to transparency, we agree to give FARR unrestricted access to staff members and facilities to ensure continued compliance.
We further agree to post documentation of resident rights and responsibilities at each of our transitional living locations. A freely available grievance link can be accessed via our website and any grievances with associated inspections can be investigated by FARR without prior notice.
What is Transitional Housing?
Transitional housing, sometimes referred to as halfway housing, is the lowest level of care that we offer here at Destination Hope. After a successful course of therapeutic treatment, clients may step down into transitional care where they continue to live with us and attend group therapy, while also working towards normalizing their life through employment and social interaction. Our transitional living housing is supported by a team of clinicians and behavioral health technicians that ensure it runs smoothly. Clients that attend our transitional living program find they are better able to cope with normal life while having a support system to catch them during the inevitable speed bumps that they encounter. Learn more about transitional living and our transitional housing program.