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Penn Foundation Adds Four Additional Inpatient Beds at Its John W. and Emily Clemens Recovery Center

Penn Foundation has added four additional inpatient beds at its John W. and Emily Clemens Recovery Center, its drug and alcohol facility, bringing the program’s total inpatient bed capacity to 43. Three of the new beds will be used for detox (individuals withdrawing from a substance) while the remaining bed will be used for general inpatient rehabilitation.

“Our inpatient program runs at an occupancy rate close to 100%, and we are turning people away every day,” explains Thomas Tantillo, MSW, MBA, Executive Director of Drug and Alcohol Services at Penn Foundation. “The demand for drug and alcohol services continues to increase due to an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse. As a result, we have added these four additional beds to accommodate the growing need for inpatient substance use treatment.”

About the John W. and Emily Clemens Recovery Center
For more than 20 years, Penn Foundation’s John W. and Emily Clemens Recovery Center has been teaming with individuals and families to help break the devastating cycle of alcohol and/or drug addiction. Guided by the fundamental belief that family plays an important role in the recovery process, the Recovery Center offers a comprehensive, forward-thinking approach to addiction treatment that is customized to meet the unique needs of each client.

The Recovery Center offers a full continuum of services that includes inpatient and outpatient services, mobile engagement, family consultation services, and medication-assisted treatment. As a program of Penn Foundation, the Recovery Center also has access to resources that address the medical and psychiatric problems sometimes associated with addiction. Every Sunday from 12:00 – 1:30 pm, the Recovery Center hosts a free addiction education program for the community. For more information, visit

About Penn Foundation
Since its founding in 1955, Penn Foundation’s mission has been to instill hope, inspire change, and build community. The not-for-profit organization provides a wide-range of compassionate, responsive, and innovative services that address the mental health, substance use, and intellectual disability needs of the community. With a strong belief in the healing power of hope and the resiliency of the human spirit , Penn Foundation partners with more than 10,000 individuals and families each year, helping them to realize their fullest emotional, physical, and spiritual health.


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