S ince our introduction in 1967, Cenikor has been dedicated to helping those in need. Over the past 50 years, Cenikor has evolved to offer supportive prevention services, outpatient substance use disorder treatment, detoxification services, mental health treatment for co-occurring disorders, and residential therapeutic treatment services in multiple states, has broadened to treat both adults and adolescents, and has impacted more than 100,000 lives in the process. We are committed to provide a foundation for better health and better lives for those we serve and our mission today shares the legacy of our origin.
The U.S. has over 14,000 treatment facilities, with more than 2.5 million persons having received treatment. Cost for treatment can be a major hurdle, which keeps people from seeking the help they need. As a non-profit foundation, Cenikor has a long history of working with clients, with insurance providers, and with government agencies to find a path to recovery. Cenikor is proud to offer high-quality, affordable care with a variety of payment options from government funding, sliding scale payments, private insurance and private-pay. Our financial prudence and transparency have allowed us to thrive when other similar facilities are unable to meet the needs of their clients and communities. Each day, the Cenikor staff and Board are guided by fiscal efficiency and unified in compassion.
Our legacy of positive growth and change fuels what we do daily. Like our clients, our history is a chapter in our story of growth and continual improvement. Cenikor has great pride in the various accomplishments, accolades and awards we have received during our years of service. Each accolade, be it from a former U.S. President or a Cenikor client, is a positive reflection of our commitment to excellence year after year.