Housing, and residing in a safe and stable living environment, is often critical to achieve and maintain recovery from Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). Research shows that SUD treatment outcomes are better for individuals experiencing homelessness, particularly chronic homelessness, when they are stably housed. Patients with SUDs need access to safe, stable, and supportive living environments to help them initiate and sustain their recovery, and reduce the risk of relapse.
Transitional Housing (RBH) is defined as a type of abstinence-based, peer-supported housing that provides a safe interim living environment for patients who are homeless or unstably housed. Patients in RBH must be concurrently in treatment, particularly in the outpatient (OP), intensive outpatient (IOP), Opioid Treatment Program (OTP), or Outpatient (aka: Ambulatory) Withdrawal Management (OP-WM) settings.
The core goal of RBH is to provide a safe living space that is supportive of recovery for patients who are receiving treatment for their SUD.
RBH is available for adults (ages 18+) who are:
1. In need of a stable, safe living environment in order to best support their recovery from a SUD.
2. Concurrently enrolled in OP/IOP/OTP/OP-WM treatment settings.