Seeing the Need
Firetree, Ltd. was formed in 1991 as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation designed to provide quality transitional services to individuals associated with the criminal justice system. Statistically, chemical abuse is an indirect or direct cause of criminal behavior in approximately 90 % of the prison population; however, a minimal number of offenders were receiving substance abuse treatment. Firetree, Ltd. developed the belief and the mission that drug and alcohol treatment is essential to effect change in the criminal offender. It wasn’t long before serving those who are chemically dependent but not yet involved in the criminal justice system was recognized as yet another area of need.
Drug & Alcohol Treatment Programs
Firetree, Ltd.’s Conewago Family of Treatment Programs offers a range of programs addressing the needs of chemically addicted individuals. Programs for men and women18 and older include: Conewago Place, Conewago Pottsville, Conewago Snyder and Conewago Indiana. Our mission statement, “Together Building a New Way of Life,” is exemplified by our progressive programs and our dedicated professional staff. We work as a team with our clients to help them change their thinking and behavior in order to maintain their sobriety. We believe that change is possible but will only take place though acceptance of personal responsibility and accountability.
Criminal Justice Programs
Firetree, Ltd.’s first facility, Capitol Pavilion (Harrisburg, PA) began receiving pre-release residents in February 1992 and continues to provide an extensive education program that focuses on obtaining employment, reintegrating into the community with a concentration on life skills, and avoiding addictive behavior. Capitol Pavilion has an outstanding reputation with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for providing Federal and state offenders with programs and assistance to successfully return to society. Similar programs were opened to meet the ever increasing needs of the criminal justice system: Snyder Pavilion (Beavertown, PA) and Syracuse Pavilion (Syracuse, NY). Firetree also offers similar non-residential programing at the Williamsport Day reporting Center.