Information on how recovery home owners and operators can meet the needs of individuals with disabilities
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Disability found that 74.6 million people in the country have some kind of physical disability. Information from the Christopher and Diana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center states that approximately 4.7 million people with disabilities also have a co-occurring substance use disorder.
Oftentimes, people with disabilities have difficulty finding recovery supports that meet their needs. While some recovery homes must meet standards required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), recovery housing owners and operators can make additional accommodations (even to older homes) that are more inclusive.
Here is a downloadable resource recovery home owners and operators can use to make their spaces more welcoming when serving individuals with disabilities (some at no or low cost).