Humanitarian & Health
Project HOME targets the underlying causes of poverty through services that empower families and individuals to disrupt the cycle of homelessness ...
Caron's roots can be traced back to 1957, when Richard J. Caron, a recovering alcoholic, and his wife, Catherine Caron, informally opened their home to others recovering from substance addictions. In 1957, the couple officially established Caron (then called Chit Chat Farms) in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. The facility was one of the first internally recognized addiction treatment centers in the United States, and in 1983 its name was changed to honor its founders. In the decades since Richard and Catherine Caron opened their home, Caron has remained steadfast in its commitment to bringing healing, recovery, and hope to all those who walk through its doors. For more than 60 years, Caron has been at the forefront of addiction treatment; the organization was one of the very first to admit female alcoholics and a leader in incorporating psychology into the traditional 12-step approach. Today, Caron provides an integrated behavioral health treatment that addresses not only the patient's substance abuse disorder but also their coexisting addictions and underlying trauma-related issues. These world-class programs, designed for lifelong recovery, are offered at Caron's locations in Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.
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