CASA is a non-profit organization out of the Eastern North Philadelphia area that extends both it’s hearts and hands to those in the Latino community that require aid during their transition into recovery. With a team of passionate, highly skilled professionals, CASA takes each individual’s path to recovery and constructs it so it is as unique as the individual it serves. Recovery is not always easy, so for the most effective care, CASA offers its series of developmental programs in both English and Spanish. Reflecting on past practices, we have found speaking in a person’s preferred/first language enhances progression and provides a sense of relief and comfort throughout recovery.

Step 1


Pre-admission with CASA is simple. To start, make an interview appointment with a peer specialist to answer questions about your strengths and weaknesses that help us provide the most positive and efficient service possible. Whether the struggle is an addition, a mental / physical ailment, or you simply need someone to talk to, we’ll help decide which of CASA's developmental programs are best for you. See our approaches to recovery here.

Step 2


After the pre-admission interview, we conduct an evaluation of bio-psycho-social state to determine level of entry service and work to place our Person in Recovery (PIR) into treatment-based programs within two weeks. After the evaluation, appointments with a personal therapist are available while CASA continues to gather medical use, background information, and family history. With that information in hand, an estimated recovery time frame is initiated.

Step 3


Next, our process includes Engagement Through Peer Specialists; a collaboration between client a specialist which allows PIR to connect with a series of people who are at a more advanccaed level of care or have gone through a similar situation as their own. Empathy, trust and understanding runs high throughout this stage and access to retention specialist is obtainable in case any troubles shall arise in terms of finishing your recovery stages.

Step 4

Continued Recovery

One of the key components to recovery is being a part of a positive environment that supports and helps with accountability. For some, that means continuing treatment at CASA even after beginning a more positive lifestyle. For others, that means ensuring that family, friends, church groups, etc can provide that type of support and encouragement as your time of treatment ends. Discharge from CASA is not the end of your recovery journey, it is a part of your recovery story.