Fairweather Lodge - Frequently Asked Questions

How Many States Currently Operate Lodge Programs?

There are Fairweather Lodge programs in the following states:

  • Arkansas
  • Idaho
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Iowa
  • California
  • Illinois

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How Can You Measure The Success Of Lodge Programs?

Individual states have their own systems in place to measure success. Most typically you will find that the areas of success will show:

  • A decrease in hospitalizations for psychiatric symptoms.
  • An increase in self-worth and confidence of individuals participating.
  • An increase in the length of time working in the community.
  • An increase in skill building and development.

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What Are The Value Added Aspects Of Lodges In Contrast To Other Psychosocial Programs?

Lodge programs foster increased social status through individual accomplishments, while belonging to a group provides support systems. Because the lodge programs offer ownership opportunities, it involves putting the person in a first-class citizenship position. This takes individuals out of the role of mental patient and puts them in a class with the rest of society.

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