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…

A total of 53 5th and 6th graders from Landis Run Intermediate School spent 8 weeks completing the first year of Compass Mark’s Leadership Institute after-school program. There were three separate cohorts of 15-20 students spread out through the 2017-2018 school year working together to first learn about leadership qualities, and then to create and…

Compass Mark took part in raising awareness for National Prevention Week last week. National Prevention Week is a week dedicated to increasing support for the prevention of mental health and substance use disorders. Compass Mark shared several of SAMHSA’s videos of individuals completing the 2018 Prevention Challenge: Dear Future Me. This challenged individuals to submit…

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…

Thank you so much for coming into my class and teaching us about good and bad choices.  My favorite lesson was about how to choose friends. You were fun! Thank you for teaching me the reasons of why I should not smoke, do drugs or under age drink. The above quotes capture what students love…

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 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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