What is Project Recovery?
City and county partners, through Boulder County Community Services, are working to implement substance recovery homes throughout Boulder County. The first home is expected to be open in 2023.
These homes will provide stable housing for clients accessing substance recovery treatment at a separate facility. Evidence shows that people can more successfully address other problems (i.e., employment, mental health, addiction) once they are stably housed. HSBC supports unhoused community members by leveraging a tapestry of services to help people in exiting homelessness.
All operations of the homes will be managed by Tribe Recovery Homes which received a grant from Boulder County to operate the first recovery home.
What is the comprehensive support that clients will receive?
- Mental Health, Substance Use and Trauma treatment
- Wrap-around services for each client coupled with navigation supports
- Peer supports and peer navigation
- Sobriety Monitoring
- Services tailored to meet the clients’ needs
- Staff living on site
What is the structure of Project Recovery? How do people learn about and access this program?
Project Recovery will implement four core strategies include: peer support, a structured recovery home environment, evidence-based therapeutic interventions and connections to community wellness, housing and self-sufficiency resources.
We have a structured referral process that involves Tribe staff. We staff each referral to ensure good fit. There is a referral form staff complete with both an inclusion and exclusion criteria for clients. Currently, most of the client intakes are referrals from the Boulder County Jail and the Co-Responders.
What are the requirements for participating in this program?
Requirements for participation include: actively engaging in treatment plan; weekly meeting with peer navigator to set weekly goals and review progress on prior weeks goals; engagement in workforce; stay sober; attend community meetings; engage in volunteer work; maintain residence; participate in house activities (meals, house meetings, etc.). Weekly sobriety monitoring via Urine Analysis, Breathalyzers, etc
Where is the home going to be located?
City and county partners, in conjunction with Tribe Recovery Homes, are currently in the process of securing a location for the first recovery home which will likely be in the City of Boulder. Additional homes will be secured throughout Boulder County as the project moves forward. Tribe Recovery Homes, which manages similar homes in Denver and Aurora, will operate the substance recovery homes.
To protect the individuals who are participating in substance use treatment and utilizing the recovery homes, in addition to legal requirements around protecting the personal information of patients, the location of the homes will not be disclosed.
How will my community remain safe?
Homes are subject to regulatory oversite and have a staff member who lives on site as well.
What is the timeline for when a home will be secured and clients move into the community?
The goal is to have secured the home and have tenants start moving into the home for treatment in the early half of 2023.