The Program

The Buffalo house residents have decided the following program represents their expectations of themselves and each other:


  Attend one house meetings per week, which includes a 12 step big book study group.
  Active participation in Alcoholic Anonymous, including at least four meetings weekly.
  Mandatory 12 step sponsorship with required face to face weekly meetings.
  Employment of at least 32 hours per week, or be a full time student.
  Committed to at least one weekly service commitment at A.A./N.A. meeting preferably a home group.
  Maintain both personal and community living space that is reflective of respect of one's self and our community.
  We believe a healthy program of recovery involves a commitment to focus on establishing personal growth and gain a relationship within, without distraction, for a period of time determined by our sponsors.

The Mission

The Buffalo House is about supporting the needs of our residents by providing a supportive healthy living environment that allows our residents the opportunity to become active members in the recovering community as well as the surrounding community in which they will reside during their recovery. The Buffalo house provides its residents a sober supportive living environment in which they can draw knowledge, strength, and support from their peers.

The Buffalo house philosophy is to support our members until they are able to support themselves, thus, allowing each member to share their knowledge, strength, and life experience with other newly recovering adults. One of the core philosophies and principals of the Buffalo house is democracy, we believe that residents should have input in the environment they have chosen to explore, grow, and live in the world of recovery.