NHCORR Certification

The Freemen House homes are or are in the process of becoming certified through the New Hampshire Coalition of Recovery Residences (NHCORR).  NHCORR, as the state affiliate of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR), certifies recovery homes that meet national quality standards for safety, recovery support, and ethical operation focused on resident well-being.

A house that is certified by NHCORR has provided evidence that they:

  • Operate with integrity
  • Uphold resident rights
  • Implement the social model of recovery
  • Are safe, clean, and home-like
  • Are good neighbors

When a person in recovery sees the certificate, they know that in addition to the drug and alcohol free environment:

  • The financial policies will be clear
  • They will be treated with respect and dignity
  • They will be expected to follow rules and participate
  • Recovery will be planned for in a personal intentional way
  • They will find a home and family-like structure

Social Model Philosophy

NHCORR certification signifies that a home practices Social Model philosophy.

Social Model homes reinforce the explicit understanding that together residents learn to live productive lives while building the interdependent peer relationships so vital to sustaining recovery from active addiction and alcoholism.  Knowing that loneliness and isolation contribute to relapse, social model recovery homes… 

  • Promote connection and fellowship. 
  • Empower housemates to hold each other accountable for the actions, choices, and participations that demonstrate a commitment to recovery. 
  • Encourage the recoverer to be a part of, rather than apart from, community. 

This bonded connection between residents and the shared responsibility for the home’s health and harmony distinguish Social Model homes from alcohol and drug free rooming, lodging or boarding houses, institutions or facilities. 

Social Model recovery homes operate as the functional equivalent of a family. Residents live together for mutual support as a family unit under a common housekeeping management plan that promotes fellowship, stability, and sustained recovery from substance use disorder.

Community Resources

Part of our passion is developing community-based relationships that support all aspects of personal growth:

  • Recovery
  • Vocational Employment
  • Spiritual
  • Physical Health
  • Mental/Emotional Health
  • Financial Stability

Connection to community resources enables us to assist each Resident as they cultivate a personalized weekly rhythm of productive activities which supports their goals and external responsibilities. 

A Day in the Life of a Resident

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We appreciate the support and ongoing dialogue with our Partners, that we may continually offer better service to our residents and integrate more effectively with our local community.