Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery
Addiction is a disease that is chronic, progressive and sometimes fatal. It affects all aspects of an individual’s life – emotional, physical, spiritual, mental and social. • Treatment for addiction works and must always be available. • All individuals deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. • POWER does not discriminate based on race, age, gender, color, ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. • Women, in particular, face certain challenges based on discrimination and stigmatization, and therefore all services for women must be provided in a way that is not only sensitive to their needs, but gender-specific. • POWER understands the impact of trauma on the lives of women and promotes an environment that supports the physical and emotional safety of our clients at all times. • POWER strives to constantly improve its ability to treat consumers and colleagues in a way that demonstrates knowledge of, and sensitivity to, racial and cultural differences and celebrates these differences. • Continuous quality management is critical to ensuring that the agency’s mission is being carried out effectively and that all of the values it holds so dearly are lived out in the day-to-day work.
Areas of Expertise
POWER’s mission is to provide gender-specialized quality treatment & support services to women who are changing their lives through recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.