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Prevention and Recovery Support at Gaudenzia

Healing, growth, and recovery is a life-long journey.

Here at Gaudenzia, we believe the road to a sustainably healthy lifestyle in recovery requires a full continuum of prevention, education, treatment, and ongoing support.

Our team is proud to provide early intervention services to young children and adolescents, including education, emotional skill-building, and the opportunity to connect with peers and positive role models.

We also offer prevention and support programs that focus on decreasing the risk of overdose, relapse, and transmittable diseases for individuals with substance use disorder (SUD), along with providing support for those at risk of housing insecurity.   

Our Prevention and Recovery Support Programs

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to building a healthy lifestyle in recovery, but a robust support network and access to resources can be critical to achieving and maintaining long-term recovery and healing.

As part of our full continuum of care, we’re proud to offer several prevention and recovery support programs.

Centro Primavera

Centro Primavera is a Philadelphia-based program that offers prevention education for children ages 5-12 and early intervention services for children ages 12-18. Our programming is designed to meet the needs of economically vulnerable children at risk of using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, and for youth at risk of developing a substance use disorder.

Our compassionate team members work to educate youth on the harmful effects of substances, helping young clients build protective factors with the knowledge and coping skills necessary to make positive decisions concerning drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

Program offerings at Centro Primavera include:

  • Drug and Alcohol Education
  • Assessments and Counseling
  • Educational Activities
  • Recreational Activities
  • Field Trips
  • Peer Leadership Development
  • Community Service

For more information about Centro Primavera, please call (215) 423-6766.

Babies and Children First Services

Babies and Children First is a substance use disorder prevention and recovery support program based in Erie County, PA. This program provides education, case management, referrals, and support for:

  • Pregnant and Parenting Women
  • Men with Children
  • Children Affected by a Parent’s Substance Use
  • At-Risk Youth (up to 17 years old)

For more information about this program, please call (814) 746-4196.

Family Alternatives

Family Alternatives is a prevention and recovery support program that provides intensive case management services to parents with substance use disorder in Erie County, PA.

As a collaborative effort between Gaudenzia and the Lancaster County Children and Youth Agency, our team at Family Alternatives helps stabilize the level of crisis within the family unit.

We’re proud to offer:

  • Intensive Case Management
  • Joint Case Planning Meetings
  • Referral for Drug and Alcohol Evaluation
  • Drug Screening
  • Referral to Higher Levels of Care (if needed)

Family Alternatives serves Lancaster County residents. All clients must be referred to us by a Children and Youth Case Worker. For more information about this program, please call (717) 394-1439.

Shout/Outreach Services

Our Shout Outreach program is a prevention and recovery support program for those at risk of HIV and/or Hepatitis C in Erie County, PA. Shout/Outreach provides confidential HIV testing free of charge and works to educate community members on topics that include STDs and communicable diseases, safety and prevention, and emotional skill building.

Shout/Outreach provides services to:

  • At-Risk Youth (Ages 13-24)
  • Individuals with Substance Use Disorder
  • Clients of all Genders
  • Any Individual Who Would Like to Know Their HIV Status

For more information about our Shout/Outreach Program, please call (814) 920-7884.

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