Gaiser Center News

Ellen O’Brien Gaiser Center was named a Center of Excellence for inpatient treatment of opioid use disorders by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Center of Excellence

April 21, 2022

Recognized among a select number of facilities statewide, the Ellen O’Brien Gaiser Center was named a Center of Excellence for inpatient treatment of opioid use disorders by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Centers of Excellence are designed not only to treat individuals for addiction, but to improve their overall health and wellbeing, coordinating care across multiple domains.

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Hampton doctor battling opioid epidemic as medical director of Ellen O'Brien Gaiser Center Battling epidemic

Battling Epidemic

Sept 9, 2021

As a child, Dr. C. Thomas Brophy watched family members struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. Now he’s dedicating his career to helping others battle substance abuse.

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C. Thomas Brophy is now the full-time medical director of The Gaiser Center Welcome Dr. Brophy

Full-time Medical Director

Sept 1, 2021

Join us in welcoming C. Thomas Brophy, DO, one of the region’s few board-certified Addiction Medicine physicians, as our full-time medical director. Dr. Brophy’s appointment enables the Gaiser Center to offer around-the-clock medical care for inpatients and positions the center for future growth as it further integrates Medication Assisted Treatment options into its care plans.

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Anna Shuster, LPC, MA, CAADC has assumed the role as the Acting Clinical Supervisor of the Ellen O’Brien Gaiser Center Welcome Anna

New Clinical Director

July 1, 2021

Effective immediately Anna Shuster, LPC, MA, CAADC has assumed the role of clinical director of the Ellen O'Brien Gaiser Center. Anna brings more than 16 years clinical experience in state licensed drug and alcohol facilities, including several clinical leadership roles, to her new position at Gaiser.

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Our new Executive Director New Director

New Executive Director Named

June 5, 2021

The Ellen O'Brien Gaiser Center is pleased to welcome Joseph Mahoney, LSW, as executive director. As a licensed social worker with extensive experience in behavioral health programs, Joe is uniquely equipped to help the Gaiser Center fulfill its mission of promoting recovery in the Butler community and the broader region.

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Spring 2021 Fashion Show Come Celebrate

50th Anniversary Community Celebration

May 17, 2021

Join us for an outdoor catered picnic on July 21st and 22nd to help us celebrate 50 years providing recovery services to the community of Butler. Free food, fun music and great giveaways.

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Addiction & Recovery Support Group is Back

Apr 21, 2021

Please join us! We support and empower families affected by heroin addiction. You are invited to attend these very informative meetings filled with compassion, respect, and EDUCATION. #unitedbyloveandloss

When: Every Thursday
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Butler YMCA
339 N. Washington Street
Butler, PA 16001

**Childcare is available during this time for children 7 years of age and younger**

Spring 2021 Fashion Show Fashion Show

Fashion Show Postponed

Jan 14, 2021

We have postponed our annual fashion show. Please check back for updates on the rescheduling of this event.

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Narcan Free Narcan

Free Narcan Available

May 22, 2020

The Ellen O'Brien Gaiser Center has Narcan for those who need it. Call us at 724.287.8205 ext. 119 if you would like a FREE Narcan kit.

COVID-19 COVID-19 Statement

COVID-19 Statement

Mar 19, 2019

The Gaiser Addiction Center COVID-19 Statement and Plan For Continuing Care

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Gaiser Center Fashion Show Fashion Show

Gaiser’s 1st Fashion Show packs house

Apr 01, 2019

Glitz & glamour were on display at our first ever fundraising event.

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New! Men's Yoga

Feb 11, 2019

The new Men's Yoga Program has begun!

Yoga for Recovery at the Gaiser Center

Nov 30, 2018
Gaiser’s counselor Alyssa Vorel plays a key role

Three weekly yoga classes have been addded at the Gaiser Center to help aid in recovery and well being.



The Ellen O’Brien Gaiser Center, a nonprofit organization, is a licensed PA addiction treatment center.
The Gaiser Center has been helping those struggling with addiction find recovery since 1971.

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