Recovery Month Celebrates Healing and Thriving Imagine having an illness that is often fatal, but can be recovered from—a highly stressful situation. Now imagine the general public not only believes that recovery is impossible but also blames you for having this illness. Beliefs are powerful, and can determine whether an illness is secret or shared;…

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Community Prevention Mobilizer, Christine Glover Compass Mark’s Community Prevention Mobilizer, Chris Glover, coaches grassroots groups in the use of tested and effective programs, policies, and procedures. The mobilizer helps to build skills and equip the group leaders to build more efficient, effective, and sustainable organizations.. Each year, Compass Mark’s Community Prevention Mobilizer hosts a breakfast…

This month, Compass Mark was among the many organizations across the country that celebrated National Prevention Week. This annual health observance is dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders. For organizations dedicated to preventing substance abuse, this week provides an opportunity to celebrate the past year’s prevention efforts…

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Photo: Ephrata Cares supports “Character Matters” In December of 2018, Compass Mark awarded grants to four deserving local coalitions that are undertaking various prevention projects in the community. These efforts were made possible thanks to funding received from the Lancaster County Drug and Alcohol Commission. Recognizing that it truly takes a village to prevent addiction,…

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Preventing drug and alcohol abuse in our county isn’t something that Compass Mark can tackle alone — it takes a village. Just as recovering from substance abuse takes a support team, keeping our communities informed and making healthy decisions requires a team effort. One of the many ways that we expand the reach and impact…

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Strength comes in numbers. That’s the concept behind Lancaster County Joining Forces, a collection of organizations and individuals working to save lives and help neighbors who are struggling with addiction. This fall, as part of the fight against the opioid crisis, Joining Forces coordinated efforts among several organizations and coalitions to host a three-part educational…

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Mark your calendar for the National Night Out on August 7, 2018! The evening aims to bring communities together and to promote positive choices. Showing people that they are a part of strong communities and diverse support systems is an important part of prevention! Compass Mark is excited to be invited to participate in NNO…

As media attention for the opioid crisis grows, local communities have responded. Grassroots coalition groups have sprung up across the United States, and right here in Lancaster. Just within Lancaster County, the number of known grassroots organizations and coalitions has has doubled in the past year. Through funding from the Lancaster Drug and Alcohol Commission,…

It can be challenging to figure out how to positively impact your community. This is especially true when the issue you’re looking to help with is drug and alcohol prevention. Compass Mark’s Community Prevention Mobilizer is there to provide opportunities for community members like yourself. So, what does Compass Mark’s Community Prevention Mobilizer do? Christine…

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