WA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – Access to recovery (ATR)



“The State of Washington directly funded six counties (Clark, King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, and Yakima) to implement ATR. Each county administered its voucher program with relative autonomy.”

“Washington State reports that ATR has had a number of beneficial effects. It has led to a more person-centered approach to services in which individual choice and preference have heightened importance, there is greater emphasis on culturally specific services, and there is openness to and acceptance of spiritual support and other services that have not historically been funded. In addition, ATR has played a role in moving the State toward a service paradigm designed to support recovery.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
  • Other
  • Mental Health
  • Department of Health and Human Services