Center for Inclusive Transition, Education, & Employment (CITEE)
Wisconsin Recovery Home Trainings

Wisconsin Residential Recovery Trainings

Recovery residences play an important role for individuals on their paths to recovery and wellness. The Center of Inclusive Transition, Education, and Employment (CITEE) in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Wisconsin Association of Sober Housing (WASH) is offering free web-based trainings on best practices for operating recovery residences.

National Alliance of Recovery Residences (NARR) 3.0 Standards Training Opportunity

Program Description

The training is available to anyone and is guided by the National Alliance of Recovery Residences (NARR) 3.0 Standards. This training supports learning the quality standards training program offered by the NARR 3.0 Standards through WASH.

Recovery Residences are defined by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as a home-like, residential environments that promote healthy recovery from a substance use disorder and support persons recovering from a substance use disorder through the use of peer recovery support.

Questions? Email us at citee@uww.edu .

Wisconsin Supplemental Training Opportunity

Program Description

These courses are offered as a part of a collaboration between the Department of Health Services (DHS), the Wisconsin Association of Sober Housing (WASH) and the Center for Inclusive Transition, Education, & Employment (CITEE) within the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to assist those in recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD).

The purpose of these courses are to improve the capacity of Recovery Residence Operators in Wisconsin to serve individuals with specific focus on the following topic areas:

  • LGBTQIA+ community who are in recovery from SUD
  • Gender differences in addiction and recovery.
  • Recovery Capital tool and how it relates to the total resources a person has to find and sustain recovery.
  • Understand the cultural and racial disparities in SUD recovery.

These supplemental courses introduce the idea of cultural humility as a framework to facilitate positive relationships between operators and residents and provide a tool to use in the recovery process. After applying for the award and completing all deliverables and trainings, a Recovery home organization is eligible for $1,000. These funds are intended to be used to implement learning to staff and other housing operators within your organization.


Questions? Email us at citee@uww.edu

Who would be a good applicant for either or both trainings and what does the support entail?

  • Recovery residences, as defined by SAMHSA, that are interested in quality policie, procedures and expanding cultural awareness. Becoming WASH certified is not a requirement for support and is an optional activity of applicants. The NARR 3.0 Standards training would be good preparation for WASH certification if that is of interest. The Wisconsin Supplemental trainings are topics of interest shared by other recovery operators.
  • The house manager or lead has an interest in training and will be responsible for taking the pre and post survey assessments and for completing the NARR 3.0 Standards training and/or the Wisconsin Supplemental trainings. Support will be paid to the organization and not the individual house manager.

Eligibility for receiving Residential Recovery Training support:

  1. Currently operating a recovery residence and have a designated FEIN number OR
    1. If not currently operating a recovery residence, have set up the EIN number in preparation for operation and meet with a member of WASH about starting a recovery residence.
  2. The physical location of the recovery residence is within Wisconsin.
  3. Complete a pre-survey assessment
  4. Complete all trainings in the NARR 3.0 Standards online course to receive $4,000 and/or all Wisconsin Supplemental trainings for the $1,000.
  5. Recovery homes may choose to do one or both training opportunities and can be taken in any order e.g., complete the NARR 3.0 training first, then supplemental trainings, or just supplemental trainings by themselves, or start with supplemental trainings and then complete NARR 3.0 training.
  6. Complete the post-survey assessment of the training and provide feedback. 

Selection: Support will be offered based on order of applications received and those meeting eligibility requirements. Priority will be given to entities serving pregnant women, black, indigenous, or people of color or LGBTQIA+ populations if more applications are received than support available.

Notification and Required Activities: UW-Whitewater CITEE will notify applicants via email. This email will contain the support amount and activities required to be completed.

Required Steps:

  • The application includes questions and steps to:
    • Verify your status as a current recovery residence or potential recovery residence
    • Complete the pre-assessment training survey before starting the online NARR 3.0 Standards training
    • Then complete activities related to the NARR 3.0 Standards training
  • Once you receive the notification email you will be asked to complete a funding agreement and provide your W-9.
  • After completing the online NARR 3.0 Standards training, complete the post-assessment training survey including providing your feedback.
  • Step-by-step guide to completing the application through SMApply

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Required Steps for the Wisconsin Supplemental training opportunity:

Complete all deliverables which include the application, pre- and post-assessment surverys, and trainiings.

The SMAPPLY application includes questions and steps to:

  • Verify your status as a current recovery residence or potential recovery
    residence
  • Complete a funding agreement and provide your W-9.
  • Provides information to sign up for the learning management system (Canvas).
  • Complete the pre-assessment surveys before beginning each section (topic) of the Wisconsin Supplemental trainings.
  • Complete activities related to the Wisconsin Supplemental trainings (e.g. quizzes, listen to trainings).
  • After completing each Wisconsin Supplemental training, complete the post-assessment training survey.

After applying for the award and completing all deliverables and trainings, a Recovery home organization is eligible for $1,000. These funds are intended to be used to implement learning to staff and other housing operators within your organization.

Applications are currently closed.

Questions? Email us at citee@uww.edu

Current Applicants

For current RRT applicants in progress with training to be completed by May 15, 2024, use this link to access your SM Apply application:

https://uww-citee.smapply.io/

This will take you to the SM Apply homepage to login. Once you’re logged in, go to your Organization (top left corner mentioned in the Application Guide) and then select your application for RRT FY24.

Residential Recovery Trainings NARR 3.0 Standard and Wisconsin Supplemental Training Timeline

Spring FY24

Application Openings

Open Now

Application Deadline

April 9

Deadline to complete activities

May 15

These funding opportunities may be available in FY25 (July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025) and the website will be updated when confirmed.

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, upon first login you will create an account to log into the application in future sessions. Please note you should not submit the application until you have completed the full application. Once you submit your application you will not be able to access it again.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis in the summer, winter, and spring of FY23. See the Residential Recovery Timeline above for specific dates. Funding is available until exhausted. Once you have submitted your application and completed the pre-survey assessment, you may being the NARR 3.0 Standards training.

Notifications will be sent. If you were not notified, we would encourage applicants to apply in future program cycles or reach out to us at CITEE@uww.edu.

Please see the Residential Recovery Training Program descriptions and timeline. 

Please see the Residential Recovery Training Program descriptions and timeline. 

Please see the Residential Recovery Training Program descriptions and timeline. 

For technical assistance, please contact the UW-W CITEE email: citee@uww.edu 

No, at this time all applications need to be submitted online through the application portal.

The trainings (both NARR 3.0 Standards training and the Wisconsin Supplemental Trainings) are available to those not interested in the funding. Please contact us at citee@uww.edu to request information on how to access the training

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Location

Center for Inclusive Transition, Education, & Employment (CITEE)
Community Engagement Center
1260 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Email

Qualified Treatment Trainee (QTT): 
qttgrants@uww.edu

Now Is The Time:
nowisthetime@uww.edu

Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC):
citee@uww.edu

WI-WIOA: wiwioacp@uww.edu

Phone

Phone: (262) 472-1702

Fax: (262) 472-4116