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Villa of Hope Named Best Addiction Treatment Center in Rochester, NY

Villa of Hope Named Best Addiction Treatment Center in Rochester, NY

September 9, 2021

Rochester, NY - Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Villa of Hope centVilla of Hope was recognizedas one of America’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers by Newsweek and Statista. Villa of Hope was the only Rochester, NY-basedprovider on the ranking list and one of the top providers in New York State. The recognition comes during an important time as the need to support people needing substance use disorder treatment continues to increase, and Villa of Hope is partnering with Monroe County and New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) and stepping up its service to meet the demand. You can review the list of recognized providers here on Newsweek’s website.


“Villa of Hope is proud to see this recognition, especially during a time where our services are more in demand than ever,” said Christina Gullo, President & CEO of Villa of Hope. “Last year, there was a 31% increase in deaths related to substance abuse, and we are committed as ever to step up services, partner with the community, and support people in need.”


Villa of Hope Stepping up for People Needing Substance Use Disorder Treatment

For nearly 80 years, Villa of Hope (VOH) has been serving youth, families, and adults who have experienced trauma in the Greater Rochester community. Annually, Villa of Hope serves 4,000 people throughout various programs including behavioral health services, residential programs, care coordination support, the Villa of Hope School, and workforce development training. Currently, VOH has been supporting individuals needing substance use disorder treatment through our Live In Freedom Early: LIFE Residential Program, a holistic residential treatment program for adolescents ages 13-21 with substance use disorders, and our Chemical Dependency Outpatient Clinic. The clinic, certified by NYS OASAS, is committed to providing comprehensive treatment to adolescents and adults, and their families. Services are available for individuals struggling with addiction or drug abuse, parents struggling to cope with their adolescents’ addiction, as well as those impacted by a loved one’s addiction. Monroe County has seen an increase in people with substance use disorders since 2019, and Villa of Hope has been adapting and growing its services to meet the community demand.


Later this year, Villa of Hope will open its Living Hope Detox Center, a brand-new, integrated recovery and mental health facility in Greece. The new center will serve individuals ages 16 and up residing in Monroe County and surrounding areas of New York State. Villa of Hope is excited to introduce its new medically supervised withdrawal and stabilization treatment home to the Rochester community. This center will be the first community, agency-run inpatient center of its kind in Monroe County. With opioid use at an all-time high and the increasing numbers of overdoses and deaths due to substance abuse, Villa of Hope is proud to provide groundbreaking and life-changing opportunities for adolescents and adults to find hope and to recover and rebuild their lives through specialized detox programs.


Methodology of Listing

America's Best Addiction Treatment Centers 2021 highlights the nation's top addiction treatment facilities based on peer recommendations, quality, and accreditations relative to the in-state competition. Facilities in 25 states with the highest number of addiction treatment centers, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), were included in the survey. You can learn about the full methodology by visiting this link.



For those interested in getting more involved with Villa of Hope and supporting individuals needing substance use disorder treatment, here are a few ways:

Work with Villa: Villa of Hope is currently hiring for a variety of positions including those at our integrated behavioral health clinic and new detox center. Visit our careers page to view job descriptions and apply:

Spread Awareness: You can help stop addictions in your community by spreading information about it as well as services available in the community. Visit Villa of Hope’s website to read educational content and follow up on social media:
Donate: Anyone can support this work by donating and support Villa of Hope’s program. You can learn more and donate online at

For more information on supporting the Villa of Hope or the new detox and our behavioral health services, please reach out to Gerianne Puskas, Chief Advancement Officer, Villa of Hope at 585-683-1999.



About Villa of Hope


Villa of Hope is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Its mission is to partner with individuals, families, and communities to Rebuild relationships, Recover potential, and Renew hope for the future. With a vision to advance human potential by transforming the social foundations of our neighbors and elevating lifelong health outcomes for our community, Villa of Hope has been serving the Rochester community since 1942.


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