Lodge Program – What is a LODGE?
A Lodge is an affordable dwelling for 4 – 8 people who share in running the home, including domestic chores and the purchase and preparation of food. The residents make their own house rules and manage their own activities. In addition, they are employed at a business run by their sponsoring agency, in this case, Prairie Harvest Mental Health. The work is part-time or full-time and organized so that one member can readily substitute for another whenever necessary.
The Lodge program at Prairie Harvest Mental Health is designed to follow the Fairweather Lodge Model. This is a national model developed by Dr. George Fairweather for adults with persistent mental illness. This model is currently implemented in 10 states, including North Dakota. The primary philosophy driving this model is that people that live together and work together can more easily recover and find stability for the long term.
What is Prairie Harvest Mental Health Like?
Prairie Harvest Mental Health supervises two Lodges in Grand Forks: Prairie Lodge and Harvest Lodge. Each Lodge has the capacity to accommodate 6 individuals in private bedrooms. The Lodge resembles a healthy family, with each member contributing to the maintenance and care of the house and of each other. Staff presences at the Lodge is very minimal. Their role is mainly to mentor, advise, mediate and help out in emergencies.
How do I refer someone to the Prairie Harvest Mental Health Lodge Program?
Prairie Harvest Mental Health currently contracts with Northeast Human Service Center, located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. All referrals must come through Northeast Human Service Center. For more information on Northeast Human Service Center, call 701-795-3000.
- Job Club
- Exercise Group
- Cooking Group
- Other Groups as needed