Meditation Garden

 

Personal Enrichment

& Health

Our slogan is "Celebrating Greatness in Self and Others." With that comes a commitment to nurture, utilize and stretch our potential: body, mind and spirit.

 

The Lodge offers empowering programs, such as DRA (Dual Recovery Partnership), Step it Up, State of Excellence Series, Burning Bowl and Mindfulness.

Community 

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The Lodge recognizes several member-groups: residential members, consumer staff (many are non-residential), professional staff, volunteers, and $100-contributors.

 

Members may take advantage of a number of benefits and are eligible to vote and be elected to the Members' Council.

What is the Lodge?  Supportive Housing for Mental Health Consumers of Northampton County in Bethlehem.

The Lodge provides housing in Bethlehem, a supportive community and vocational opportunities for adults with mental health challenges.  According to  individual preferences, the members live independently in scattered rental properties in the neighborhood. 

 

The Lodge offers flexible jobs at the Café the Lodge and daily educational and recreational programs.  The program is largely consumer-run. The Lodge supports its members to establish a wholesome lifestyle and affirms their self-determination and inherent ability to create productive and meaningful lives.

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Café the Lodge serves gourmet coffee, wholesome breakfasts and lunches, offers a flexible catering service, and provides a myriad of cultural and educational activities. 

The Lodge in a snapshot

Independent Housing

The Butler Street apartments offers 7-1 bedroom independent apartments, located at 1028-1030 Butler Street, Easton, PA. The Butler Street apartments provide modern apartments and a safe, affordable, community.

In addition to its upgraded apartments, onsite laundry is provided, as well as personal storage units and an all season community porch where tenants can gather.  There is on and off street parking.  A peer is employed as the onsite resident manager and lives in one apartment.

The goal of the Butler Street Apartments is to provide stable, safe and affordable housing for adults of Northampton County with mental health diagnosis or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.  Individuals are responsible for managing their medications, transportation, cooking and care of their apartments and common areas.

Interested individuals may apply to Lehigh Valley Conference of Churches for Health Choices Bridge Subsidies.  This funding is viewed as transitional and individuals must apply for long term housing through the Easton Housing Authority. 

Burning Bowl

To the right are pictures taken during the Burning Bowl celebration on June 1, 2013.

Thanks to Patti Hricinak- Sheets for donating the murals and to everyone else who contributed! 

#RHDValuesDay. Yesterday The Lodge recieved the RHD Communty Sevice Award. At the Resources for Human Development...

Posted by Cafe the Lodge on Friday, November 20, 2015

Vote from November 29, 2016 through December 8, 2016 for Cafe The Lodge holiday window display. This year’s theme is “Favorite Holiday Movie.”
The winning business will be announced on December 9th.
Vote at http://4blocks.org/celebrate-christmas-in-south-bethlehem/