Recovery Program CertificationRecovery support providers interested in becoming a DMH contacted RSS provider must either obtain DMH certification as a recovery support provider or obtain MCRSP/NARR accreditation for recovery housing. After obtaining certification or accreditation the provider must complete the Information for Bid (IFB) form.

Recovery Housing Certification: The Missouri Coalition of Recovery Support Provider is the statewide partner of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR). The Recovery Housing Standards accreditation process helps to increase the quality, respect, and recognition of recovery homes in Missouri through accountability and legitimacy. Each accredited facility is reviewed by a team of peer reviewers who assess the facility and ensure it meets the standard of care.

Recovery Support Specialist Certifications: The Missouri Credentialing Board offers two recovery support certifications. The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) is for those who have a personal experience of a substance use disorder. The purpose of the Recovery Support Specialist (MRSS) Training is to train and credential qualified participants to work as staff and/or volunteers with people with a behavioral health disorder, including substance use.

Jobs: Explore employment opportunities with member agencies of the Kansas City Recovery Coalition.

AmeriCorpsVISTA: The Kansas City Recovery Coalition is hosting VISTA volunteers to build capacity and sustainability for its front-line member organizations. One volunteer will devote his full-time efforts to the Coalition and will serve as the VISTA Leader for this effort. VISTAs are now working locally in low income, primarily minority communities that are being devastated by opioids and other drugs.

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