Madonna House
Buffalo, NY, USA
Year Completed
Building Type
New Build
8,000 sq. ft.
Fellowship House, Inc.

HHL Architects designed this unique half-way house residence for women recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. The objective was to create a “retreat” lodge-style setting suitable to help these recovering women matriculate from treatment into normal self-administered daily care. Working with DASNY and using the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services standards, this facility accommodates up to 28 women, some with their young children.

A full kitchen, laundry, and children’s play room provide areas for living and rehabilitation activities. The cathedral-ceiling common dining and living room provide space for group activities. Both rooms share a centralized stone fireplace and full window wall allowing natural light into the room.