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About the Patient Fund

All the proceeds from Gaudenzia Erie's fundraisers go to the patient fund, which is used solely for patient needs. Below is a partial list of some of the things we are able to provide for our clients using the Patient Fund:

  • Bus tickets
  • Clothing
  • Personal care items
  • Tickets for games, concerts, etc. - sober recreation
  • Celebrating milestones
  • Gifts for children
  • The "extras"

  • Gaudenzia Graduation

    Graduation is a big event for Gaudenzia Erie, Inc. It is a celebration for our clients who have successfully completed treatment. It is not an easy accomplishment. Requirements are:

  • Drug & alcohol free for 1 year
  • Live independently for 4 months
  • Have stable employment or education program
  • Crime-free
  • Stable living arrangements
  • Completed all program requirements
  • Fulfilled all financial commitments to the agency
  • Must be attending AA, ACOA or NA and have a sponsor
  • On June 2, we held our 12th Annual Graduation Ceremony at the West Ballroom of the Bayfront Convention Center. The men and women honored at the graduation ceremony overcame tremendous odds, and today, they are vital, active members of their communities. In addition, they have made significant achievements in work, education and their personal relationships.

    This year, the keynote speaker was Dennis Daley, Ph.D., the senior clinical director of Substance Use Services at UPMC Health Plan. Also in attendance was Erie Mayor Joe Schember, who has already agreed to be the keynote speaker for the 2019 ceremony.

    Humanity Against Heroin

    In May 2018, Basement Transmissions, which is located at 145 West 11th Street, was the site of Humanity Against Heroin, Part 3, and the proceeds went to benefit Gaudenzia Erie, Inc. This event, which was organized by Vanessa Seppi, of Don't Blink Photography & Design, was free and open to the public. In addition to 12 bands, there were speakers, vendors, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and a Chinese auction. At this event, more than $400 was raised to benefit Gaudenzia Erie, Inc.’s programs and services.

    Erie Gives Day is only 4 Days away!

    Erie Gives logo

    Please consider supporting Gaudenzia Erie, Inc. on the 8th Annual Erie Gives Day! This year, Erie Gives Day will be held on Tuesday, August 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. To donate to Gaudenzia Erie, Inc., please visit and search for “Gaudenzia Erie, Inc.” Donations made through Erie Gives Day receive a prorated match from several local organizations. Gaudenzia Erie, Inc. will receive a higher prorated match as more and more people donate to our organization!

    Here are the top five reasons to donate to Gaudenzia Erie, Inc. on Erie Gives Day:

    • We help people affected by chemical dependency achieve a better qualify of life & become productive & accountable individuals.
    • We offer comprehensive treatment & prevention methods guided by a philosophy of mutual concern and responsibility.
    • We educate the community on the causes, treatment & prevention of addictions, mental illness & related conditions.
    • All donations stay in Erie County.
    • Gaudenzia Erie, Inc. believes recovery is possible.

    • Erie Gives Day donations must be made through the Erie Gives Day website through a debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). There is a $25 minimum donation, and multiple donations are allowed. If you have any questions, please contact Gaudenzia Erie, Inc. at (814) 746-4184 or the Erie Community Foundation at (814) 454-0843.

      Click on the Erie Gives logo above and choose Gaudenzia Erie, Inc. on August 14. Thank you!

      Thank you to Knox Law Firm

      Knox Law Firm logo

      Thank you to Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett Law Firm, P.C. for the donation of their used computers to Gaudenzia Erie, Inc. We appreciate their generosity!

      21st Annual Erie Race for Recovery

      Click on the banner below for info or to register for our 21st annual fundraiser!

      Link to Erie Race for Recovery

      Boscovs Friends Helping Friends

      October 16 - 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

      Friends Helping Friends

      Boscovs is sponsoring a "Friends Helping Friends" Day on Tuesday, October 16. Gaudenzia Erie staff are selling $5 discount shopping passes for this event. Entrance to the store on this day is with a shopping pass only. You will save 20% on all your purchases on October 16. All ticket sale proceeds will go directly to the nonprofit you choose - we hope you'll choose Gaudenzia Erie, Inc.! Contact Jason Kisielewski 814-746-4184 or any Gaudenzia Erie staff member if you would like to purchase these advance tickets.

      The Gaudenzia Ball

      The Gaudenzia Ball is a fun time for our clients and staff. A fall event, the tables are turned and staff prepares and serves food to clients from all of our facilities at an outside location. The last few years it has been held in the basement of the First Prebyterian Church of the Covenant.

      Clients work on skits weeks in advance and then perform them on stage with music and creative props. There is a new theme each year related to some aspect of recovery. There are judges, including local personalities, who determine which group will receive the coveted trophy. We all have a great time!