Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan

Saginaw Chippewa Supportive Housing Complex

Mount Pleasant, MI
19,500 SF
16 units

The family of Bodwé Professional Services companies has been serving the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in the planning and design of a mixed-use, 16-unit apartment complex to provide individuals and their families with safe, affordable housing and assistance while recovering from substance abuse disorders.

The Tribe and design team shaped the project to best serve its residents with immersive care to fully restore health, purpose, and belonging in the lives of those who inhabit the space.

Funded by a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant, the supportive housing complex will offer affordable one- to three-bedroom apartment units. In addition, the complex will feature office space for supportive services, community laundry room, community kitchen, conference rooms and public restrooms. Outdoor space will include a playground, large stone firepit, basketball court and a 32-space parking lot.

The complex will offer individual and group therapy onsite and provide residents with access to nearby medical services. Our design approach reflects tribal belonging throughout so when residents are in therapy, sharing a meal or relaxing in private rooms they recognize their place in the larger tribal community, creating connections and lifelines that lead to lasting sobriety. Shared spaces allow for residents to interact with one another with opportunities to mingle, socialize, share meals and create a network of support and accountability for one another. The same applies to family members spending time in the complex.

Supporting a loved one in recovery can be challenging and purposely fostering interaction with family members provides much-needed rapport and strength.

With the right infrastructure and planning, residents of the supportive housing complex can begin to establish routine, set healthy habits, connect to their tribal identities and regain their place within the wider community.

Contact us

If you are interested in beginning a new project, you are a potential teaming partner, or you just want to chat about great architecture and engineering, please drop us a note.

Bodwé Professional Services

415 E. Prairie Ronde St.
Dowagiac, Michigan 49047

Seven Generations Architecture + Engineering

600 East Michigan Avenue
Suite B
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

3463 Magic Drive,
Suite T15
San Antonio, TX 78229

The Steelhead Engineering Company

259 E. Michigan Ave.,
Suite 407
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

WBK Engineering

116 W. Main St.
Suite 201
St. Charles, IL 60174

68 E. Michigan Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Blue Star Integrative Studio

320 S. Boston Avenue
Ste. 1710
Tulsa, OK 74103

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