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Fairweather Lodges


Fairweather Lodges are distinct from other supportive living models in that they foster a shared, interdependent living model, where Lodge members support one another as peers in their recovery.  Fairweather Lodge members also have shared decision-making responsibilities and have formal roles within the Lodge to decide on the house rules, who lives at the Lodge, who may need to leave; how to manage shared expenses, and cleaning and Lodge maintenance.  The Fairweather Lodge is a permanent housing model and members may have access to supportive Lodge services for as long as the Lodge member wants or needs them.

VTDC’s Fairweather Lodge Coordinators are off-site staff, who support member and Lodge development.  VTDC‘s Fairweather Lodges are certified annually by the Coalition for Community Living (, which evaluates lodges on their fidelity to the Fairweather Lodge model and principles in areas of housing, social interaction, and autonomy.  


Creates a supportive environment where members can live, grow, and learn from others.


Ensures members receive mental health services and support to develop and work on their personal recovery plan, including medication management, if needed.


Promotes individual autonomy through shared responsibilities of running and maintaining a home.

It’s time to contact us to learn more or schedule your tour

Fairweather Lodge Program

Suzanne Goss, Fairweather Lodge Coordinator

Phone -814-676-5755, Ext 130 or email

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