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Participating vendors like Blessed Builders Ministry of Bismarck and All of Us in Recovery in Minot make the difference.

The Behavioral Health Division of the North Dakota Department of Human Services provides support for people trying to recover from addiction through the Recovery Housing Assistance Program (RHAP).

According to Human Services, the program provides a stable and structured living environment that includes peer support and access to community services and other recovery support services. It pays for up to 12 weeks of living expenses for an eligible person, which is paid directly to a participating RHAP provider of their choice.

Since the end of June, 43 people have been supported by the program.

“The Recovery Housing Support Program provides additional support for people working towards recovery from a substance use disorder,” said James Knopik, Program and Policy Manager for Substance Abuse and Prevention. “When individuals are supported in their recovery process, they are able to improve their health and well-being, lead independent lives, and strive to reach their full potential.”

The division intends to partner with recovery home providers in rural and urban North Dakota to create a robust program that improves access to supportive living opportunities for people with disabilities. convalescence. Some of the first providers to take advantage of this opportunity are Blessed Builders Ministry of Bismarck and All of Us in Recovery in Minot.

“We are so excited to be part of the program,” said Krystal Bloom of the Blessed Builders Ministry. “It gives us the opportunity to help people who are getting back on track after years lost to addiction and homelessness. What an amazing program to be part of.

Troy Fisher of All of Us in Recovery said he also sees how the program benefits those who recover. “We provide residents with the support and structure necessary to foster a sense of individual autonomy. »

To qualify for the program, individuals must be a resident of North Dakota, 18 years of age or older, working in addiction recovery, and also meeting the financial eligibility criteria. Individuals can visit a participating RHAP provider to apply. A list of providers is available online at www.behavioralhealth.nd.gov/recovery-housing/assistance-program-provider-list.



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