About Gaudenzia

Mission, Leadership, Annual Report, Press Kit

Gaudenzia, Inc. is one of the largest nonprofit drug and alcohol treatment and recovery centers in the United States, with 51 facilities operating in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. The agency serves about 19,000 individuals annually and operates 117 and alcohol treatment programs for men and women. Services include specialized programs for pregnant and parenting mothers, adolescents, and people suffering from co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse.

Gaudenzia continues to improve and expand our services, helping individuals, families, and communities overcome the ravages of addiction.

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Gaudenzia helps individuals and families affected by drug and alcohol dependency, mental illness, and related conditions to achieve a better quality of life and become accountable individuals.

This is accomplished through a continuum of care leading to long-term recovery guided by a philosophy of mutual concern, personal responsibility, research, and community education.


We are here because there is no refuge, finally, from ourselves. Until people confront themselves in the eyes and hearts of others, they are running. Until they suffer others to share their secrets, they have no safety from them. Afraid to be known, they can know neither themselves nor any other; they will be alone.

Where else but in our common ground can we find such a mirror?  Here, together, people can at last appear clearly to themselves – not as the giant of their dreams, nor the dwarf of their fears – but as individuals, part of a whole, with a share in its purpose.

In this ground, we can each take root and grow, not alone anymore as in death, but alive to ourselves and to others.

About 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.
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Combined, Gaudenzia's executive leadership team has more than 200 years of experience in their respective fields of study and practice. We are proud to attract some of the best and brightest in the field to help us fulfill our mission of helping individuals with substance abuse problems.
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Annual Report FY20

Annual Report

Every year, Gaudenzia produces an Annual Report which highlights our clinical and professional accomplishments, and commitment to the field of substance use disorders and related illnesses.
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Press Kit

Gaudenzia maintains positive relationships with media outlets throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.
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