SMART Recovery

Professional training at no cost to your recovery home


Funding from two sources—the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Elevance Health Foundation—now allows the Fletcher Group to offer SMART Recovery’s Successful Life Skills training program free of charge to recovery home residents across the country. 

The Successful Life Skills program uses evidence-based methods to help people find within themselves the power to change. Proven effective in over 100 countries, the training—including materials and equipment—can now be yours free of charge. Residents or staff who complete the program can also earn a SMART Recovery Trainer’s Certificate that allows them to facilitate the Successful Life Skills program going forward for new residents to receive the benefits of the program.

Which program is best for you?

Our HRSA-funded program is restricted to recovery homes located within counties defined as rural by HRSA. In addition to the free training, recovery homes that qualify for this program may also qualify for a $1,200 stipend.

Our program funded by the Elevance Health Foundation is available to homes in both urban and rural areas with an emphasis on six states in particular: California, Georgia, Indiana, New York, Ohio and Virginia.


To apply, simply click the button to the right

To see if your home qualifies and which program might apply, simply click the button on the right.

Our staff will then contact you to provide you with whatever information and assistance you may need.

About HRSA

Through 90-plus programs and more than 3,000 grantees, HRSA provides equitable health care to people who are geographically isolated and economically or medically vulnerable. This includes programs that deliver health services to people with HIV, pregnant people, mothers and their families, those with low incomes, residents of rural areas, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and those otherwise unable to access high-quality health care. HRSA programs also support health infrastructure, including the training of health professionals and distributing them to areas where they are needed most, providing financial support to health care providers, and advancing telehealth.

About the Elevance Health Foundation

Elevance Health Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Elevance Health, Inc. The Foundation works to advance health equity by focusing on improving the health of the socially vulnerable through partnerships and programs in our communities with an emphasis on maternal child health; substance use disorder; and food as medicine. Through its key areas of focus, the Foundation also strategically aligns with Elevance Health’s focus on community health and becoming a lifetime, trusted health partner that is fueled by its purpose to improve the health of humanity. To learn more about Elevance Health Foundation, please visit or follow us @ElevanceFND on Twitter and Elevance Health Foundation on Facebook.

About SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery’s Life Skills curriculum uses evidence-based methods to help people find within themselves the power to change. Designed to provide additional supports to individuals seeking recovery, the SMART program can be successfully implemented in homes that facilitate 12-step meetings.  

SMART’s 4-point focus

  • Building and maintaining motivation
  • Coping with urges
  • Managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
  • Leading a balanced life

All free of charge!

  • Free access to SMART Recovery’s 12-session Successful Life Skills training program
  • All materials and equipment provided free of charge
  • “SMART Trainer Certificate” awarded to newly trained facilitators upon completion

What others are saying

  • “The self-confidence of our residents has skyrocketed. For the first time, they feel like they can get to the root of things and take control of their own recovery. SMART has had a massive impact.”—Traci Hooper, Beneath the Shade Recovery Home in Dover, Ohio
  • “SMART Recovery isn’t a test balloon. Its success has been documented for decades. We know the difference it can make because we’ve seen the lives it’s changed and saved.”—SMART Recovery Project Coordinator Brad Glaser

Want to Learn More?

Click on the SMART Recovery logo to the right to watch an informative video about SMART Recovery and how it can help rural recovery housing residents.


This web page is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $17.1 million with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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