Recovery housing is specifically designed to support individuals with substance use issues to initiate and sustain long-term recovery. These houses or housing programs may go by many names such as Oxford Houses, sober living, recovery homes recovery residences, and therapeutic communities. No matter what they are called, recovery housing promotes recovery from substance use founded on social model recovery principles which leads to long-term sobriety, improved health and wellness, and community involvement.
Oxford House is a democratically peer-run, self-supporting, and drug-free home. To learn more, visit their website.
Recovery Housing Scholarship
Recovery Housing Scholarship - Applicants for the scholarship must have a history of opioid and/or stimulant use. No funding will be allowed to be dispersed to the participant. All payments will be paid directly to the housing program which must be OKARR/NARR certified and MAT/MOUD accepting or an Oxford House. Under special circumstances, rental and utility assistance may be provided to a scattered site rental unit with access to support services/best practices provided by a contracted ODMHSAS provider or community partners who follow best practices. (This funding may not be used for rental deposits and the individual’s rent may not be more than 30% of their income). An individual may receive a scholarship one time per funding year (October 1-September 30). Once an applicant is deemed eligible, there is no need to ever reapply.
Recovery Housing Voucher
Recovery Housing Voucher - Applicants for the voucher must have a substance abuse diagnosis, meet low-and-moderate income guidelines, and be deemed a priority population. Priority populations for this funding are transition-age youth (ages 18-25), sex offenders, married couples, pregnant women, women/men/families with children, and women/men/children with a reunification plan residing at an OKARR level 3 recovery residence. No funding will be allowed to be dispersed to the participant. These funds will only assist the individual for four months unless a waiver is approved. Determination of the length of assistance is individually based. Voucher recipients must be willing to participate in a staffing with their support system and submit a recovery housing plan within 30 days.
Recovery residences/sober living programs are certified by the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) state affiliate, Oklahoma Alliance for Recovery Residences (OKARR). ODMHSAS funds, both directly and through collaborative grant efforts, three recovery housing programs.
As an OKARR level 3 certified program, OCARTA provides a supportive and stable environment for sustained sobriety with additional resources such as mentoring, PRSS supports, case management, and encouragement for all pathways to recovery. Housing programs are for single men and women with children. In addition, they offer WE CARE, Women Engaged in Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment, providing outreach and engagement to women and women with children who need pre-and post-natal supports. To learn more or make a referral, visit their website.
This is a six-month transitional living program specifically designed for men on MOUD in Tulsa. To learn more or make a referral, visit their website.
Sober Living is provided in collaboration with Oklahoma City Housing Authority at Providence Apartments in Oklahoma City for women with children, men with children and families with children. It is certified as OKARR level 2 and provides a family-oriented environment for those in recovery, offering life skills classes, case management, financial literacy, on-site staff support system and assistance with family reunification. There are 48 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Contact 405-427-6169 for access to the application. After submitting your application an over the phone interview will be scheduled for program acceptance and HUD approval.