Our Founder

LAURENCE SCHNEIDER, Executive Director Emeritus

April 9, 1943 — December 2, 2017

In 1968, Laurence E. Schneider established the North Cottage Program, Inc. and served as the Executive Director — overseeing the day-to-day operations of all aspects of the program — until his death in 2017. A pioneer in the field of residential substance abuse treatment, his vision and determination enabled the program to grow from its modest beginnings — a leased space with a handful of beds — to a respected institution that provides services to 264 residents, on a sprawling seven-acre campus. Larry's leadership and legacy have benefited thousands of men in the early stages of recovery from addictions.