The Orange Buffalo Lodge

PROTECT – PROVIDE – HEAL

By combining the provision of basic needs with comprehensive wraparound supports, Orange Buffalo Lodge offers a holistic approach to supportive housing. When individuals feel safe, supported, and empowered, they can break free from cycles and create a brighter future for themselves and their communities.

OVERVIEW

Orange Buffalo Lodge is a supportive housing complex designed to provide a safe and nurturing environment for individuals seeking a higher quality of life. With a strong focus on meeting basic needs and offering wraparound support, the Lodge offers a stable and supportive living environment to foster personal growth, healing, and success. It takes a village to raise a child; this building is connected to villages across neighborhoods in our city, our province, and our country. This project is an investment by all of us, there is equity to be found at all levels of society. This building is more than a building, it is an example of actionable collaboration, shared innovation and the evolution of how we together, develop a healthier community.

SO WHO WILL LIVE HERE? RESIDENTS WILL BE:

  1. Low-income children, youth, seniors and families who are:
    • Seeking and in need of support to achieve a desired higher quality of life.
    • Agree to exemplify the shared values of the lodge.
  2. Able to stay for as long as they remain low-income.
  3. Provided with the support and achieving all basic needs:
    • Food, shelter, clothing, hygiene products and connection.
  4. Provided with a team of case workers, volunteers and professional support to:
    • Identify values, beliefs, strengths and influences.
    • Identify personalized wellness needs (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and occupational).
    • Produce a budget, set goals, and manage them.
    • Assist with the cultivation of healthy social connections, identify a long term circle of support, coping strategies, and maintenance of relationships beyond the lodge.