The Lodges Shelter Service
The Lodge’s shelter services offer temporary emergency shelter to victims of domestic violence and their dependents. The center is open 24 hours/ 7 days per week, with 49 beds and 10 cribs. Program participants are provided with an advocate, who will assist with financial, housing, legal and other needs or goals in order to become safe and self-sufficient. Safety plans are reviewed with participants throughout their stay.
The outreach services provide support to victims of domestic violence, who do not need shelter, but still need the additional support of safety planning, information and referral, crisis counseling, group counseling, case management and/or legal assistance. Advocates can assist with navigating the legal system, department of children and family case plans, relocation assistance or accompany participants to court hearings.
Purple Moose Camp
The Purple Moose camp is a reflection of its own name: a vibrant, bold space for kids to feel confident and strong in their own skin. Kids ages 6 through 15, both residents of the shelter and participants of the outreach program at The Lodge, are able to participate in the tri-yearly camp which takes place in the spring, summer, and winter breaks of the school year. It’s a place where they can come and make new friends, spend time with old pals, learn new things, and explore exciting places they may otherwise never have the opportunity to visit. Because the counsellors are the same every year, the kids look forward to seeing adults they can look up to, trust and confide in, and laugh and play with. Purple Moose Camp is a place to escape the unfortunate realities that many children of domestic violence face; it’s where they can face those difficulties— when and if they are ready. The Purple Moose Camp a place of immeasurable and exceptional growth for every camper that attends