Libertae is one of a very small number of treatment programs in Pennsylvania dedicated to treating and supporting women with substance use disorders. With an emphasis on gender-responsive treatment, we strive to create an environment that reflects an understanding of women and girls’ lives and that responds to their challenges.

Our 50-bed facility provides long-term residential, halfway house and outpatient services in a safe, empowering environment. Children are welcomed with their mothers into our Family House program, where activities are dedicated to healing the bonds between them. A full-service daycare is located on the premises.

VISION

To be respected and recognized as a benchmark provider of gender-responsive treatment services in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation.

MISSION

To empower women and their families to maintain recovery through comprehensive treatment programs that support healthy communities.

Be a change agent for women and their families in a safe environment utilizing education, advocacy and partnerships.

A focus on comprehensive treatment that brings wholeness, empowerment and restoration into the lives of women and their families.

A community of caring professionals who maintain a high level of professional, ethical and fiscal standards.

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HISTORY

Libertae, Inc. formed in 1973 in response to an expansive need for addiction treatment facilities that cared for women. While the population of ‘recovering female alcoholics’ in Bucks County, Pennsylvania was increasing, there were no facilities geared toward serving these women. They found themselves rejected by families and friends, without employment prospects or action steps to heal.

In 1973, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) launched the first program designed specifically to treat women struggling with drug addiction. This laid the foundation for the development of gender- responsive treatment—the approach that Libertae still uses today.

Libertae, Inc. was granted its charter and searched for a facility in a desired location. An old farmhouse on the grounds of the Livengrin Foundation was negotiated for use. Libertae opened with its first ten residents. Eventually, a building was purchased in 1983 which became the Liberty House. The Family House was added 14 years later.

Today, Libertae is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an intimate 3-acre campus with three buildings. A fourth building was added in 2017 called the Libertae Wellness & Recovery Center. Libertae is one of only a handful of facilities in Pennsylvania that helps both single women and mothers with children recover from addiction using gender-responsive treatment.