Making sustainable recovery possible through professional, accessible, and successful treatment options.


Provide a process of change for those suffering from addiction whereby a life of recovery is achieved, emotional and physical health is stabilized, and family networks are improved.


Our mission and vision can best be achieved by respecting the rights and meeting the needs of our patients, their families, and our co-workers – thus enriching the communities we serve – while maintaining our commitment to professional and financial integrity.


Livengrin upholds the ethics of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP). View NAATP Code of Ethics.


In 1966, Philadelphia-area advertising executive and entrepreneur Standish Forde Hansell was completing renovations on a 50-year-old country estate house on a 44-acre property he had purchased in Bucks County. His plan was to open a retirement community where gentlemen of means could continue a pastoral lifestyle and “live and grin” into their golden years. Instead, on the advice of a few trusted friends, he turned the property into one of the first non-hospital facilities in Pennsylvania to treat alcoholism.

Mr. Hansell believed that there was a tremendous need in the region for a nonprofit to help the many people that were suffering from the disease of alcoholism. The “Livengrin” name was still appropriate.

A range of drug counseling treatment options that deliver desired outcomes.
Arming patients and their families with the tools to detox from alcohol and withdraw from heroin addiction.
Providing patients with pathways to a new life of sobriety.

Throughout the 1970s, Livengrin Foundation built its reputation as a trailblazer, launching numerous innovative resources such as family counseling and extensive aftercare and outpatient services.

A collaboration with business and labor communities was also initiated to identify workers who were challenged by addiction, and offer them drug and alcohol rehab treatment and recovery opportunities.

Standish Forde Hansell died in February 1983, having seen his beloved organization become a successful, nationally recognized provider of treatment services to male and female alcoholics and their families.

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers Throughout The Region

The Foundation has continued to grow, implementing a network of Pennsylvania drug and alcohol treatment centers in Bucks, Montgomery, Lehigh, and Philadelphia Counties. Specialty programs have been created to respond to emerging needs, such as the healthcare professionals track that assists nurses, pharmacists, and physicians.

Livengrin hosts scores of postgraduate students and professionals who come to study and gain real-life experience.

In 1966, with the belief that he and his colleagues were making a positive contribution to the community, Standish Hansell planted the seeds of what was to become a caring, professional, and progressive organization that has helped more than 125,000 patients and families struggling with the disease of addiction find help, hope, and healing.

Livengrin offers a comprehensive addiction treatment model. Not all drug and alcohol rehab centers are created equal. Clients detox from alcohol and other drugs safely. Get drug counseling and family counseling.

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