The Gate House For Men

The Gate House For Men


Founded in 1972, the non-profit organization known as The Gate House provides a range of drug and alcohol treatment services. These services include residential, outpatient, and sober living programs specifically designed for men and women. The Gate House for Men, located just outside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, operates an exclusive residential program for men with addiction and co-occurring disorders. It’s worth noting that The Gate House does not offer detoxification services. Separating itself from the majority of facilities in Pennsylvania, The Gate House is among the 45.6 percent that offers specialized programming for men.


The Gate House follows the belief that addiction is a chronic disease. Upon intake, clients undergo a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment in order to determine an individualized treatment plan.

The treatment approach at The Gate House is gender-specific and based on the 12-step model of recovery, as well as evidence-based methods such as “readiness to change” and motivational interviewing. The residential treatment program, lasting three to six months, addresses the barriers to recovery and introduces clients to 12-step principles.

Clients in the residential program progress through three phases. The first phase focuses on identifying and addressing underlying barriers to recovery through individual, group, and family therapy, daily 12-step meetings, and peer groups. In the second phase, clients work on establishing employment and community supports. In the third and final phase, clients implement the skills they have learned throughout their treatment journey.

In addition to traditional therapy, The Gate House provides vocational counseling, employment readiness training, life skills education, and health and nutrition education to promote success in recovery. Referrals to psychiatric services and spiritual counseling are also available as needed.

After completing the residential program, clients may transition to gender-specific recovery residences operated by The Gate House. These residences offer a structured environment for up to a year, allowing residents to attend 12-step meetings in the community.

Comprehensive discharge planning is a priority, encompassing relapse prevention, housing, budgeting, outpatient programming, and ongoing support. Alumni who complete the treatment program have access to follow-up services, including ongoing case management and aftercare.


The treatment team at The Gate House includes certified alcohol and drug counselors, certified associated addiction counselors, case managers, and house managers. Many of the professionals at Gate House have personal experience with recovery.


Gate House for Men features a Victorian-style exterior with a modern interior. Clients have the option of sleeping in private or shared bedrooms with twin beds. Meals are served at a large, family-style dining table. The facility also offers outdoor picnic tables and a common area equipped with a flat-screen television.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY has received one review from an alum of The Gate House for Men. At the time of writing, there was no feedback from family members or staff. The anonymous alum gave positive ratings to the accommodations, counseling options, exercise/leisure activities, and family participation, awarding the facility four and five out of five stars in these categories. The alum noted that “They don’t give up on you. They have a great support system.”

The facility’s Facebook page includes reviews from alumni of the men’s residential program, women’s residential program, and outpatient services. Overall, the facility has a high average rating of 4.8 out of five stars based on the reviews from 35 individuals.

Several alumni of the men’s residential program specifically praised their experience at The Gate House. One alum expressed gratitude for the staff, program, and spirituality, while another described the program as excellent and highlighted the passion of the staff.


The Gate House works with most in-network and out-of-network providers, managed care plans, and direct premiums written (DPW).

Services provided by The Gate House For Men

Service Setting

  • Residential
  • Type of Care

  • Halfway House
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Anger Management
  • Brief Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Contingency Managementmotivational Incentives
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • 12-step Facilitation
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Substance Abuse Agency
  • Commission On Accreditation Of Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Payment/Insurance/Funding Accepted

  • Medicaid
  • Genders Accepted

  • Male
  • The Gate House For Men Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
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