Our Mission, Values, & Licensing


To empower the individual to embrace recovery and break the cycle of addiction by providing comprehensive, integrated and holistic treatment services.


To continue to earn the respect and trust of our patients and our profession, and the recognition as one of the premier providers of addiction treatment services in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation.


Our mission and vision can best be achieved by:
Respecting the rights and meeting the needs of our patients, their families, and our co-workers – thus enriching the communities we serve – while maintaining our commitment to professional and financial integrity.

We Believe:

  • Addiction is a progressive, chronic, non-discriminatory disease which, if left untreated, can be fatal.
  • An abstinence-based, 12-step treatment program encompassing a full and appropriate continuum of care is the most effective model to achieve recovery.
  • All persons have the capacity for recovery, and as such, they need and deserve the highest quality, individualized treatment regimen in order to maximize their chances of successful recovery.
  • All individuals who come to us for help deserve to be treated with dignity, respect, and compassion.
  • Addiction affects not just the individual, but also one's family, friends, coworkers, and community.
  • As a nonprofit, community-based charitable organization, Livengrin should provide assessment, treatment, and/or referral services to all who seek us out, and at the same time be cognizant of our social, corporate, and fiscal responsibilities.
  • It is our responsibility to seek charitable contributions and other resources to help provide services to those without the means to pay for treatment.
  • Patients with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders are at greater risk for relapse and have higher rates of disability; therefore, their conditions must be assessed and addressed concomitantly in the treatment plan.
  • A major contribution to positive treatment outcomes involves extra therapeutic factors; therefore family and other systems should be actively involved in preparing for all aftercare experiences.
  • We have a responsibility to our clinical staff, who, in the role of healers, need ongoing nurturance and enrichment in order to provide optimal service to the patient.
  • Continuous quality improvement involves ongoing training and education of our Board and staff, and a rigorous review of our program content and outcomes.

Accreditation and Licensing Statement

Livengrin Foundation was founded in 1966 as one of the first private, nonprofit addiction treatment centers in Pennsylvania.

Livengrin is:
  • Fully licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (Division of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensure) and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare (Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services)
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission
  • Registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

Privacy Statement

General statement of Livengrin Policy on Patient Confidentiality: Livengrin cannot legally, nor does it choose to, respond to any inquiry asking us to confirm or deny the registration of any person as a Livengrin patient, past or present. Further details on patient confidentiality are available in the Admissions section of the website.

Photographic Policy

All identifiable individuals on this website or in Livengrin's printed matter may be staff of the organization, members of the public not directly affiliated with Livengrin as a present or former patient, or actors. In the cases of former patients of Livengrin, pictured at public events: while their participation at such events is their own choice and thus involves the potential for appearing in photographs, they are (to the best of Livengrin's ability) informed about the possible publication of the images before any photography. Livengrin Foundation does not knowingly publish photographs of alumni without such applied cautions, and takes all reasonable steps to ensure privacy and confidentiality as appropriate for the circumstances. Livengrin Foundation does not knowingly publish photographs of current patients at any time.