Quest Center for Integrative Health proudly announces the opening of Oregon’s first recovery house focused on meeting the needs of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, prioritizing transgender and non-binary individuals. The Quest Recovery Home will provide safe and affirming housing for Quest Center clients as they engage in our Finding and Sustaining Recovery program (FSR).
The Recovery Home is Quest Center’s first expansion into housing projects and serves as a supportive arm to FSR, our intensive outpatient substance use disorder (SUD) treatment program. The goal of this home is to offer a safe, sober, and supportive recovery environment to folx identifying in the LGBTQIA2S+, HIV+ and/or non-binary communities. Through high-quality evidence-based SUD treatment, including mental health, acupuncture, exercise, nutrition, and case management services, our aim is to empower individuals to build resilience, become self-sufficient, and achieve healthy sober lives.
Oregon is among the top 10 states with the highest alcohol and drug dependency rates, while simultaneously ranking 49th in access to mental health and addiction treatment. At Quest, we are keenly aware that finding supportive housing while engaging in treatment can, at times, be difficult and can hinder success in early recovery. Our hope is to improve housing and health outcomes by reducing the risk factors that lead to homelessness for these historically marginalized communities.
Early recovery can be painful and isolating, often necessitating a departure from known places and people as individuals pursue to break the cycles of addiction in their lives. Quest Recovery Home seeks to open a door to a safe and nurturing home for some of our most vulnerable clients as they transition into recovery.
Alcohol and Drug-Free Communities (ADFC), such as our Recovery Home, offer safe, alcohol and drug-free environments that afford people in recovery with the opportunity to continually surround themselves with other people who are pursuing the same goal of recovery and wellness. It’s a place where people fit in, have common experiences and goals, and can be authentic without having to explain their addiction or recovery needs.
ADFC are increasingly viewed as a viable and cost-effective alternative to established recovery-oriented systems of care by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These homes are a good alternative because they provide safe and healthy environments that support residents in their recovery. These communities empower people by providing support as they transition towards living independent and productive lives in their respective communities.
The Recovery Home is a joint project between Quest Center for Integrative Health and Bridges to Change. Funding for the house has been made available by Mental Health and Addiction Services of Multnomah County Health Department.