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Gaudenzia Receives Grant From First Community Foundation Partnership of PA to Enhance Treatment Services in North Central PA

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Oct. 17, 2022) — Gaudenzia, Inc., the region’s largest non-profit provider of treatment for people with substance use disorder (SUD), received a $15,000 grant from the Greater Susquehanna Community Fund, part of the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP). The funding will benefit Gaudenzia’s telehealth and outpatient services for residents of north central Pa.

Gaudenzia, with locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C., intends to increase its capacity of service in Northumberland, Snyder, Union and Montour counties, with patterns of SUD and co-occurring mental health disorders. With the help of FCFP’s $15,000 grant, Gaudenzia can enhance its outpatient and telehealth services for individuals, primarily at its Coal Township facility. The enhanced services will allow Gaudenzia’s clients to receive the coping skills and needed resources to embark on a thriving pathway to long-term recovery.

“We couldn’t be more thankful for this outreach of support from the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania,” said Gaudenzia CEO Dr. Dale Klatzker. “Not only will those we serve in North Central Pa., continue to receive high-quality care, but they’ll also receive it at a lower cost, thanks to the help of FCFP’s grant from the Greater Susquehanna Community Fund. Many of our clients lack the financial means to self-pay after all other payor sources have been exhausted, so this grant will help defray those costs.”

According to the 2022 Gaudenzia FrontLine Report, the Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties have all seen an increase in the number of individuals seeking treatment for either opioid or alcohol use since 2021. Thanks to partnerships with those such as FCFP, Gaudenzia will be able to continue serving these individuals who often lack the resources or access to help.

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania works to improve the quality of life in north central Pennsylvania through community leadership, the promotion of philanthropy, the strengthening of nonprofit impact and the perpetual stewardship of charitable assets.  FCFP strives to create powerful communities through passionate giving.  For more information, visit



Gaudenzia, Inc. is one of the largest nonprofit substance use and co-occurring disorders treatment centers in the United States, with 51 facilities operating in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. The agency serves about 14,000 individuals annually and operates 120 programs providing a full continuum of care. Since 1968, Gaudenzia has provided specialized services and programs to for all demographics, including pregnant and parenting mothers, adolescents, people with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders, and more. Those seeking help can call Gaudenzia’s 24/7 Treatment and Referral HelpLine at 833-976-HELP (4357). For more information, visit  

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