W.A.S.H. Provides


 The WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION OF SOBER HOUSING (W.A.S.H.) is a statewide association that acts as a voice for recovery housing operators and providers of residential services and programs in Wisconsin that promote recovery from addiction. W.A.S.H. accomplishes its goal by promoting the development and quality operation of recovery based residential services (e.g. recovery homes, halfway houses, sober living housing, transitional housing, recovery-facilitative housing ). 

Our Purpose

  • Education and training
  • Exchanges of knowledge and experience
  • Defines and promotes ethics and standards
  • Defines and promotes safety and quality of care service standards
  • Increases community awareness of the value, need, and success of recovery housing programs in our communities.
  •  Advocates for policies and programs at the local and state level that support comprehensive recovery efforts and supports across the state 

Membership Benefits


  • Online housing provider registry listing.
  • Education and training pertaining to best practices, quality of care standards, and other relevant topics.
  • Future certification as a quality housing provider.
  • Mutual trust and respect between stakeholders and recovery housing providers.
  • A reputation for quality and credibility in the community.
  • Advocacy
  • Lobbying Efforts