The Fairweather Lodge Concept
Step By Step’s 8th Street Lodge is a shared residence based on the Fairweather Lodge concept of supported living.
8th Street Lodge is not literally a physical lodge. It is a large home in Allentown that blends into the surrounding neighborhood. It provides permanent, supported housing for up to eight gainfully employed adults with mental health disorders who work together to manage all aspects of their home and lives.
Lodge residents support their fellow Lodge members’ wellness and recovery journeys. Members meet regularly to develop skills and make decisions relating to their shared lodging. 8th St. Lodge members’ employment is based on personal choice and is recognized as an essential component of Lodge living.
Lodge members receive support from a Lodge Coordinator, and Mental Health Recovery Specialist who act in advisory capacities, facilitating skill building, providing wellness and recovery resources as needed.