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The Gaudenzia Erie Dr. Daniel Snow Halfway House allows men in treatment to utilize community supports while residing in a safe and therapeutic environment

What is a Halfway House?

A Halfway House is a program for individuals who have completed a residential program and who need a safe place to reside as they continue treatment.

The Halfway House is also ideal for individuals who desire additional help in establishing their recovery lifestyle as they integrate back into the community.

What can I expect from the Gaudenzia Erie Dr. Daniel Snow Halfway House Program?

You will be assigned a counselor who will work with you. Together, you will discuss the goals you achieved while in residential treatment and identify what treatment goals you still need to achieve.

Group counseling is help throughout the week. These groups cover a variety of topics related to addiction and recovery.

It is important to connect clinical work with an established support system. Attendance at AA/NA/DRA (Dual Recovery Anonymous) meetings is a requirement of the Snow House.

A significant goal of the Snow House is to help you integrate back into the community. Therefore, it is required that you obtain employment, enroll in school, or engage in community service.

How will I know what is right for me, employment or school?

You and your counselor will discuss what your long-term goals are and decide what option will be the best one for you. If you choose employment, your counselor can assist you in choosing where to seek it. If you choose school, your counselor can help you decide what school in Erie would best suit your educational goals.

What is the length of treatment?

The length of stay is a minimum of 90 days, but you may stay longer, if needed. The treatment phases at the Snow House are broken down into these phases:

  • Phase I: Orientation
  • Phase II: Main Phase
  • Phase II: Re-Entry
  • What about housing after I complete the Snow House?

    While you are in treatment at the Snow House, you will work with your counselor to set up safe housing for you to go to after you complete treatment. There are several options that you can choose from. Your counselor will help you decide which housing option will best suit your needs.

    Are there other services?

    Yes. They include: access to confidential testing and counseling for HIV/AIDS, drug/alcohol evaluations, detoxification, psychiatric services, outpatient and intensive outpatient services.

    What about payment?

    There are a variety of options available: private insurance(s), medical assistance (VBH, CCBHO), sliding fee scale, contracts through probation and parole, and contracts with county department of drug and alcohol services.

    Where do I go for help?

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      361 West 5th St., Erie, PA 16507

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      To talk to a staff member at Dr. Daniel Snow Halfway House, call: 814-456-5758

    We do not discriminate

    No Gaudenzia Erie, Inc. client will be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, political affiliation, limited English proficiency, previous criminal record or status with regard to political opinion.

    Gaudenzia Erie, Inc., in accordance with Federal Regulations, provides preference and/or priority for the treatment of pregnant injection drug users, pregnant substance abusers and injection drug users.


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    Fast Facts

    Over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 have an addiction (excluding tobacco)

    2.6 million people with addictions have a dependence on both alcohol and illicit drugs

    6.8 million people with an addiction have a mental illness