Community for the Re-education
and growth of Character
Hogar CREA is a non-profit organization dedicated for over 52 years
to the prevention and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse.

What do we do at Hogar C.R-E.A.?
We are a Community of Re-Education for Addicts. While our name translates to a Spanish phrase meaning, 'Create home', our non-profit organization does so much more than that. C.R-E.A. helps people who struggle with substance abuse to reclaim their place in society, their communities, and their homes.

Our treatment is unconventional, designed in what is a therapeutic community home where the resident will re-learn and re-earn the right to make adult decisions.

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  • This is a caring helpful group of people who strive to change the way an addict looks at life. I would recommend Crea to anyone who has a real interest in changing there lifestyle. The staff there understands how an addicts mind works and they will work with everyone on an individual basis to create a proper work plan to help individuals move forward back into the community as respectful members of society!!!

    Jeremy Stankiewicz
  • This is an awesome program. I know then from Puerto Rico. Totally should be. Supported. For those who complain for ignorant things, shame on you. How about pointing out how hard they work selling pies. Ugh

    Samuel Nazario
  • My name is martin lopez I’ve recently contac hogar crea international. And I must say they were so amazing Begining with how well they treat on the redpcfully they explain everything I see how they do things my other half is and getting better thanks to the awesome service they are doing for all of us they my angels God bless them I’ll allways be greatfull. Bless you all.

    Martin Lopez

About Hogar CREA

The abbreviation C.R.E.A. is a Spanish acronym, which translates to “Community for the Re-Education and Growth of Character“. Its philosophy is based on the existential principle of individual and collective responsibility, self-effort, and mutual help.

Hogar CREA is a non-profit organization dedicated for over 52 years to the prevention and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse. Juan José García Ríos founded Hogar CREA on May 28, 1968 in the Saint Just Ward municipality of Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.

At present, we have 104 facilities operating throughout the island of Puerto Rico, United States, Central and South America. Hogar CREA offers drug and alcohol addiction treatment services within a residential environment to individuals and adolescents of both sexes.

Our residents are exposed to a real home environment with the physical, emotional, spiritual, and moral components that contribute to the formation of a sound character. 

Through the performance of a series of daily duties, the resident acquires individual and collective responsibility. All of the chores performed in the Home are an integral part of the reconstruction process of the resident’s life.

Directorship in the Homes is in the hands of re-educated individuals who are both the product and an example of the program’s effectiveness. This peer modality is based on the principle that an ex-resident, having gone through the same process, will have the best understanding of the program and can reach a sound relationship with individuals in treatment.

The Directors and personnel are assisted in this endeavor by a group of professionals such as social workers, psychologists, nurses and doctors who offer direct services to the residents.

We Provide Services to the Following Cities, Towns and Surrounding Regions of PA:
  • Bethlehem, PA
  • Allentown, PA
  • Reading, PA
  • Lancaster, PA