The CAF helps save lives and supports recovery by offering recovery housing grants to individuals transitioning from treatment, justice involvement, and experiencing housing insecurity due to prior substance use.
must be a Northern VA or DC Metro area resident.
in active recovery
accepted into an Oxford House or other private recovery residence
Recovery Housing FAQ
What is Recovery Housing?
Recovery Housing is safe housing where people in recovery from substance use disorder live together and support one another. These living situations follow a peer-to-peer, community-based approach to recovery support.
Is Recovery Housing Effective?
Recovery Housing is best practice in a continuum of care and for long term recovery. It is included in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
How do you find Recovery Housing?
Oxford House, a recovery housing organization, provides more than 1000 safe and supportive homes in the United States and other countries and there are other local privately run recovery homes. You can find a list of recovery homes in Northern Virginia here.
How do I apply for a Recovery Housing Grant?
Click here for a pdf version of the application.
If you are a member of the Fairfax County CSB (Community Services Board), please have your case worker fill out a Residential Treatment Service Recovery Housing Scholarship application here
Why does The CAF provide Housing Grants?
The CAF created a bridge to safe housing because it was what Christopher needed after completing treatment. He wasn't provided with a seamless transition from treatment to recovery housing and in the gap, Christopher passed away from an accidental overdose. We want to make sure that everyone has access to safe recovery housing and can make that transition without a gap in care.
What do the Housing Grant cover?
The housing grant covers the initial move in expenses and rent to foster a safe supportive environment for recovery.
How can I support Recovery Housing?
The CAF appreciates financial donations! Your donations support safe supportive living environments for individuals transitioning from treatment and incarceration.