History of Gaudenzia
Gaudenzia was founded in 1968 by a group of distinguished business, political, community leaders, and people in recovery. Recognizing that a growing number of individuals suffering from alcohol and drug abuse were unable to find help, a residential treatment program was established to put people on the path to a drug-free recovery.
From very humble beginnings in a single facility, Gaudenzia has grown to 169 programs at 101 facilities throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. Now admitting into treatment over 17,000 clients annually, Gaudenzia offers comprehensive addiction treatment and recovery services. We serve adolescents, pregnant/parenting women, co-occurring individuals (mentally ill and substance abusing), HIV/AIDS symptomatic individuals, and homeless individuals.
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"They say in recovery that things will happen beyond your wildest dreams. Things have happened to me that I could never have dreamt about..."
- Alice C., 1982