Anyone can call the POWER Line, including women or men who are struggling with substance use and those concerned about a loved one.

Mission & History


As the region’s leading provider of gender-responsive, trauma-informed drug and alcohol services, POWER helps women build a strong foundation to sustain their recovery. We provide a continuum of care designed to address a woman’s total wellness, including her physical and mental health.

Our Vision

We envision a day when all women struggling with addiction will embrace the journey and realize the promises of recovery, enhancing and strengthening relationships with children, family, and community.

Our History

In 1991, POWER opened Allegheny County’s first halfway house specifically for women. Since then, the organization has expanded to include outpatient and community-based services to support and mentor women in recovery. Through numerous partnerships and collaborations, POWER has enhanced its ability to provide quality care and services and helped to build a stronger safety net for women in Allegheny County with complex needs.

Diversity and Inclusion

POWER believes that diversity, in the broadest sense, benefits everyone. It’s why we support multiple paths to recovery and strive for a racially diverse workforce. Treating every person with respect and dignity allows us to create a safe, inclusive space where all are welcome to recover, to work, and to thrive.

Our Mission

POWER’s mission is to help women reclaim their lives from addiction and related emotional health issues and improve the well-being of future generations.

Taking the first step can be hard.

We want to make it easier.

POWER is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. POWER shall ensure the availability of preferential treatment to pregnant women. Priority is given to people as follows: 1) Pregnant women who inject drugs 2) Pregnant women who use substances 3) Persons who inject drugs 4) Overdose survivors 5) Veterans.