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The Basics

Buffalo House is a sober living home in St. Paul, Minnesota for men. It was founded in 2000 in an old apartment complex that has since been renovated into a fully functioning sober living facility. Buffalo House accommodates men of all ages and aims to help them create and meet goals, build confidence and develop dignity.

Accommodations and Amenities

Residents live in a 10,000-square-foot, two-story brick apartment complex. It has 25 beds and six bathrooms with a mixture of triple-, double- and single-occupancy rooms. Clients begin their stay in a triple or double room then transfer into a single-occupancy unit with the approval of the house manager and once a room becomes available.

Although residents are responsible for their own food, Buffalo House provides dinner on Tuesday nights during the mandatory house meeting. Each week, a different resident is tasked with preparing the meal.

The dining room is used for both house meetings and communal meals. The kitchen is large enough to store each client’s food as well as prepare a meal for all 25 residents.

Common areas include a spacious basement with pool tables and a TV room with comfortable couches. Residents are allowed to have cell phones and personal electronics.

Rules and Regulations

Potential residents are interviewed every Tuesday night at the house meeting. If accepted, they are required to commit to a minimum six-month stay. Clients must be either a full-time student or employed a minimum of 32 hours a week while living at Buffalo House.

Residents must attend at least four AA/NA meetings a week and commit to weekly service. They must also work the steps with a sponsor and meet in person with the sponsor once a week. At the weekly house meeting, residents read from the Big Book and have a group discussion about the reading.

All residents are expected to maintain their personal and public spaces, keeping the house tidy and respectable. The house has a curfew of midnight on weekdays and 1 am on weekends. Family members can come for visits but Buffalo House does not permit overnight guests. All residents are regularly drug tested and Breathalyzed.

In Summary

Buffalo House provides men seeking a sober living home in St. Paul with a strong foundation of recovery focused on the 12 steps. While the size of this facility helps to build strong sober community support, individuals seeking a private recovery experience may be better off at a more intimate sober home.

Buffalo House
97 Oxford St North
St. Paul, MN 55104

Buffalo House Cost: $675 (30 days) and a $300 deposit. Reach Buffalo House by phone at (651) 209-0780 or by email.

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