Making a difference in the life of a family!

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a family disease: it affects the whole family and provides emotional, physical, and financial challenges. Our staff understands the importance of addressing all these aspects of recovery.

Often the most difficult challenge is the financial limitations placed on the family just to make treatment available. It is here that you can help. The Gooden Center can assist through its Scholarship Program.

Gooden Center

Making a donation is easy and can be done in many ways.

Donating through Paypal can be done below.

A check can be mailed to the following address:

The Gooden Center
191 N. El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
attn. Susan Johnson

Consider a gift in honor of a friend and family member.

Celebrate the success of an alumnus with a gift.

A memorial is always a gracious gesture. (see below).

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Run For Recovery

Make a donation for sponsorship for the GOODEN CENTER RUN FOR RECOVERY. This event, held annually, is the primary fundraising aspect of Gooden’s mission.  Thank you for supporting us, and helping us to help others.

Amazon Smile

Amazon-Smile-LogoAmazon donates 0.5% of all eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. Make The Gooden Center your choice! There’s no extra charge and it’s the same Amazon you know. When you go shopping on Amazon, use this link and find The Gooden Center.


The Gooden Center is particularly honored when a family designates a memorial gift to our work. To send such a gift, click on the drop-down menu above or mail a check made out to:

The Gooden Center
Office of Development
191 N. El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

Please include the name and address of a close family member of the deceased so that we can make the family aware of your generosity.

Planned Giving


Legacy gifts provide for the well-being of The Gooden Center for years to come. We welcome those who include us in their estate planning. There are a variety of ways this can be done:


Life Insurance Policies


Charitable Remainder Trusts

Retirement Plans

Gifts of Real Estate

Talk to your advisor to determine which option works best for you. If you would like our help, please contact:

Greg Giesler, Esq., of Morse, Giesler, Callister Carlin and Hiura

Foundation Giving

Our development team works closely with the following Foundations, who believe in The Gooden Center’s commitment to accredited and affordable alcohol and drug treatment services:

  • Ahmanson Foundation
  • Ayrshire Foundation
  • Green Family Foundation
  • Hochman Family Foundation
  • J.W. & Ida M. Jameson Foundation
  • Lluella Morey Murphy Foundation
  • Kenneth T. & Eileen L. Norris Foundation
  • Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
  • Pasadena Community Foundation
  • Patron Saints Foundation
  • Ann Peppers Foundation
  • San Marino Community Church Foundation
  • Susan E. Riley Foundation
  • Rose Hills Foundation
  • Weingart Foundation

Get help today and start a new life.

CALL 800-931-9884