Gaudenzia's Shelton Court Apartments in North Philadelphia was formally dedicated on December 10, 2012. The 20 unit building provides safe, affordable long term housing for single parenting women who are in recovery from drug and alcohol use. Vital supportive services are provided onsite to promote residents' independence.
Speakers at the Ribbon Cutting ceremony included Marian Tasco, Philadelphia City Councilwoman; Dainette Mintz, Director, Office of Supportive Housing, City of Philadelphia; Michael B. Harle, Gaudenzia President and CEO; and Bonita P., resident. Also in attendance were project funders and developers, referral partners and representatives of city, state and federal elected officials.
In Memory of Sen. Arlen Specter
October 14, 2012
It is with profound sadness that we note the passing of former United States Senator Arlen Specter. In 1968, as Philadelphia District Attorney, Arlen was searching for an alternative to incarceration for nonviolent offenders, whose crimes were drug and alcohol driven. Arlen and Joan Specter joined a group of community leaders and people in recovery to help establish Gaudenzia. Over the next thirty years, as a United States Senator, Arlen maintained his support of Gaudenzia, helping to advance the field of drug and alcohol treatment for affected individuals and their loved ones. He was the recipient of Gaudenzia’s Humanitarian Award, the highest honor accorded by this organization. In 2006, he served as keynote speaker at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Gaudenzia’s Tioga Arms Apartments in North Philadelphia.
Arlen Specter’s legacy is his staunch defense of American democratic principles, his embracing the values of fairness, coexistence, tolerance and equal opportunity for all. The Senator will continue to be a positive role model for generations to come.
Senator Specter’s funeral will take place on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. May his memory be a source of comfort to the entire Specter family at this very difficult time.
National Substance Abuse Prevention Month
October 01, 2012
National Substance Abuse Prevention Month is a month-long observance to highlight the role that substance abuse prevention plays in promoting safe and healthy communities. The month provides an important opportunity to pay tribute to the devastating losses due to substance abuse.
October 18, 2012 is the first National "Above the Influence Day", geared toward the youth population and hosted by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. See more in the video below.
Synthetic Drugs: Not For Human Consumption
August 20, 2012
Of late, law enforcement and the media have been reporting an alarming rise in the use of synthetic drugs across the country. Gaudenzia seeks to actively inform the community about the toxicities and effects associated with these drugs.