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Program Objective

The purpose of Bgwasendam Gamigong, The Lodge of Hope Shelter Program, is to provide trauma informed and culturally relevant/honoring sheltering services to Sault Tribe Households who are homeless or unsafely housed and under 80% Area Median Income. Shelter guests will work with staff to develop individualized case plans which may address Physical, Mental, Spiritual, Emotional Health, the ability to increase income (either through benefits and/or employment) and access to permanent housing.
The goal of the Shelter Program is to provide a lifesaving safety net for Sault Tribe Members who are in need shelter and who often don’t have other shelter or housing options in the community.

Eligibility criteria includes:
1. The application shall be completed in the name of the individual or individuals who will be residing in the shelter
2. The applicant must be a Sault Tribe Household
3. Applicant must be at 80% Areas Median Income or below
4. Applicants must be unhoused on unsafely housed
5. At least one member of the household must be 18 years or older

For more information about the Lodge of Hope (LOH) shelter program or for a services screening, please contact Shelter Staff directly at 906‑632‑5000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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