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Strategies to Ensure Best Practices in Recovery Housing Development and Implementation
January 29, 2020

This session will provide an overview of the application of SAMHSA’s Best Practices and Suggested Guidelines for Substance Use Disorders Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities.  The session will provide a basic overview of housing policies that ensure support for people suffering from a substance use disorder who are in need of supportive recovery-oriented transitional housing. The focus will be on the lessons learned in developing housing in rural communities and housing that supports the inclusivity of all cultures.

Learning Objectives

This session will provide participants with:

  • A case study on housing principles and policies that support recovery, prevent relapse, recidivism, and overdoses.
  • An understanding of how to address housing supports for people in recovery in geographically remote areas and best-practices to serve a diverse population to ensure inclusion.
  • Best practices to ensure safety for residents.



Jessica Thomasson serves as the CEO of Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of North Dakota. Jessica and the LSS team are active in the areas of affordable housing, childcare, mental health, disaster response, aging services, and support for young families.

Download "Housing as an Intervention" slides here.