A group of tweens and teens pose in summer clothes in a wooded stream

Our 2019 Kids Kampers doing some exploring. Compass Mark is guiding youth and adults toward healthy, addition-free lives. . . thanks to your generosity! Individuals, businesses, faith-based organizations and community groups across Lancaster and Lebanon counties have helped Compass Mark gain tremendous momentum in 2019.  Our school-based programs are reaching more young people, new and…

Outside view of Compass Mark's suburban office building in springtime.

Front entrance for Compass Mark’s new home on Santa Barbara Drive For the first time in over fifty years, the Lancaster office of Compass Mark is calling a new place ‘home.’ In late July, the non-profit addiction prevention provider will be moving from their current location at 630 Janet Avenue in Lancaster to 1891 Santa…

Logo for Lancaster County Joining Forces logo states "Coordinating efforts to reduce deaths due to opioids" in purple and turquoise

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…

A large crowd gathers for Recovery Day Lancaster 2018 in a green park.

During National Recovery Month in September, Compass Mark partnered with community organizations to celebrate stories of recovery and continue to spread awareness for prevention programs. Lancaster Recovery Day Lancaster, held by the Lancaster County Recovery Alliance (LCRA) offered food, fun and activities for people in recovery, their loved ones and allies on September 22, 2018.  This…

The word change in orange neon against a dark background

By Anne Schober, Youth Leadership Advocate It was a gloomy Tuesday morning and I had a confession I needed to make to Richard: I was nervous. I was nervous about beginning our new program. I was nervous about change. I was nervous that I was going to fall on my face and not get back…

national night out logo 2018

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…

Christine Weidner joined the Compass Mark team in October as a Prevention Specialist. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Health, with a concentration in Addiction Studies, from Alvernia University in 2014. During Christine’s undergraduate studies, she was an intern at both the Reading Hospital Drug & Alcohol Center and the Council on Chemical…

Our community is facing a public health crisis unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Addiction affects every segment of our population: young and old, rich and poor, city dwellers and rural residents. Support of Compass Mark helps us reach those most at risk for addiction and provide them with the skills and resources necessary for…

In addition to offering prevention programs for at-risk children, teens, and young adults to ensure they don’t go down the path to addiction, we also offer information and referral services to help individuals and families who are coping with active addiction to get the treatment and recovery resources that they desperately need. Here’s how we’re…

In the past 50 years, tens of thousands of lives have been changed thanks to our efforts to recognize, prevent, and alleviate addiction. While our focuses, our programs, and even our name have evolved in the last half century, our mission remains the same: to reduce the incidence, prevalence, and consequences of the harmful use…

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