Gaudenzia helps people affected by chemical dependency, mental illness and related conditions to achieve a better quality of life-allowing them to live as productive and accountable individuals. This is accomplished through comprehensive treatment and prevention methods guided by a philosophy of mutual concern and responsibility. Gaudenzia also conducts research and educates the community on the causes, treatment and prevention of addictions, mental illness and related conditions. Gaudenzia aspires to be the best program for the continued recovery of those affected by alcohol and other drug addiction, as well as mental illness, by providing the highest quality and most cost-effective treatment services available. Gaudenzia develops and implements specialized treatment to meet the needs of various client profiles and provides these services in such a manner that social, economic or demographic factors do not limit an individual?s access to appropriate services. We will acheive this by managing for the long term and by investing in our staff, volunteers and programs, not based only on immediate results, but also considering the evolving needs, in consistent accordance with our mission. We will constantly evaluate and improve the design of our services to uphold our stated values and beliefs in the attainment of our goals.