South Carolina State Laws, Policies and Funding
RH terminology used by the Department of Alcohol and Other
Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS)
“Recovery residences are safe, healthy, family-like substance-free living environments that support individuals in recovery from addiction.”
Accreditation, Certification, and State Licensing Requirement: No state requirement.
RH Law(s): None/unknown
Legislation: H3997 (2021)
To require the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services to approve a credentialing entity to develop and administer a voluntary certification program for recovery housing; To require the approved credentialing entity to establish recovery housing certification requirements and procedures based upon nationally recognized quality standards.
SABG Program: The “Planned Priority Areas” documents for your state’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) program and Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) program do not specifically mention recovery housing as a priority, nor do they list recovery support services as an allowable activity. To learn more about specific recovery housing activities that are eligible for funding through these grant programs, please reach out to your state’s Single State Agency (SSA) that’s responsible for administering these funds by visiting http://www.daodas.state.sc.us/
According to WebBGAS, this state has indicated that it has established a revolving loan fund using SABG funds to develop RH for individuals in recovery.
SOR Program: Your state’s Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has previously funded recovery activities using State Opioid Response (SOR) funds. To learn more about specific recovery housing activities that are eligible for funding through this grant program, please reach out to your state’s Single State Agency (SSA) that’s responsible for administering these funds by visiting http://www.daodas.state.sc.us/
Medicaid Funding: Nothing in the state Medicaid plan suggests direct support for RH. However, certain covered activities could evolve to be provided in RH settings to include peer support and counseling.
Housing Assistance Funding: https://www.schousing.com/
Certified Recovery Residences www.scarronline.org
South Carolina Funders
Heritage Classic Foundation
The Heritage Classic Foundation is based in Hilton Head, South Carolina, and was established in 1987.
Regions: The Heritage Classic Foundation primarily serves South Carolina, with a focus on partially rural Beaufort County.
Issues Supported: The Foundation supports issue areas including arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services.
Grant Process and Application: The Foundation requires an application form to apply for a grant. Contact the Foundation by phone at 843-671-2448 for more information about the grant-making process.
Grant-Making Per Year: In 2020, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $1.2 million.
Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Any Length Recovery is a grantee located in Sumter, South Carolina. Any Length Recovery offers long-term, supportive housing for individuals struggling with substance abuse. The organization offers a men’s accommodation and a women’s facility.
South Carolina Opioid Settlement Funds
Total Settlement Funds in South Carolina
- $360 million
- All funds will be held in the South Carolina Opioid Recovery Fund
- 85% will go to local governments
- 15% will be held in the Discretionary Sub-Fund
- Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
- Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years
- Not established
Spending So Far
- Attorney General Alan Wilson, 803-734-3970
- Questions about the South Carolina’s Guide to Approved Uses for Investing Opioid Settlement Funds, firstname.lastname@example.org
How About Your County?
To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.
Need More Info?
A year in the making by a staff of ten, the Fletcher Group’s 82-page Recovery Housing Landscape Report provides an in-depth overview of the most recent laws, policies, and funding affecting recovery housing. You’ll find sections devoted to state laws, SAMHSA funding, Medicaid, corrections, and housing assistance plus numerous links to valuable resources and official documents. To see the complete downloadable report, click the image to the left.
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