Gaudenzia Workforce Academy

Gaudenzia continues to be at the forefront of employee development and entry-level job opportunities to replenish our ever-changing human service workforce.

Gaudenzia Center for Higher Education grew out of an ever-pressing need to replace the pool of entry-level human services workers in the fields of substance abuse, mental health, and criminal justice services. The center currently has a working relationship with the following institutions of higher learning:

  • Alvernia University
  • Baltimore City Community College
  • Central Penn College
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Drexel University
  • Lincoln University
  • Temple University
  • Widener University

For more information regarding Gaudenzia Center for Higher Education opportunities, please contact Vernon Hunt at (610) 239-9600 Ext. 1031 or

Gaudenzia Training Institute

Gaudenzia Training Institute provides roughly 228 training offerings to over 3000 human service and behavioral health professionals on a yearly basis. We continue to train our staff on how to take online CEU seminars. We currently provide an array of training for both Gaudenzia Crossroads in Erie, PA, and Gaudenzia RAP in Washington, D.C.

Gaudenzia Relias Learning

Gaudenzia Relias Learning Program offers training curriculums that correlate with each employee’s position. Each curriculum contains modules of topics that are of the behavioral health, administrative and personnel subject matters.

The courses are accredited by various organizations and can be completed on any device with high-speed internet access. The courses include pre and post-tests, learning modules, and learner evaluations. For more information please contact Vernon Hunt at (610) 239-9600 Ext. 1031 or

Gaudenzia Peer Leadership Program

Gaudenzia Peer Leadership Program is a twelve-month job development program that entails eighteen weeks of training three days a week, a six-week internship at a designated Gaudenzia program four days a week for six hours, followed by a six-month on-the-job training experience. The goal of the program is to prepare individuals to attain self-sufficiency through employment as House Managers with a potential career path within Gaudenzia. Participants must be referred by a Gaudenzia Division Director and have one year of sobriety by the completion of the program. Participants are then eligible to sit for the (PCB) Certified Recovery Specialist Examination and Servsafe Certification upon successful completion of the program. Peer Leadership Programs are scheduled in four areas for the 2019 – 2020 fiscal year.

Gaudenzia Project Entry

Gaudenzia Project Entry: A ten-week skills development program designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of current House Managers. The program has successfully trained 12 cohorts across the organization, six in the Eastern Region, two in the Central Region, two in the Chesapeake Region, and two in Erie. Upon successful completion, trainees are eligible to sit for the (PCB) Certified Recovery Specialist Examination and Servsafe Certification.

Upon successful completion of the Project Entry and Peer Leadership Programs, we continue to work closely with the trainees to provide the mentoring and referrals sources necessary for entrance into higher education institutions.