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,…

When one or both parents are incarcerated, children and caregivers face unique challenges, from making sure the child’s basic needs and emotional needs are met, to maintaining appropriate connections between the child and his or her parent(s). This situation can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate for adults, let alone for children. The Family Services…

Don’t miss the Prevention Convention on March 18th from 1 – 5 pm at Go ’N Bananas in Lancaster!  Compass Mark is planning an exciting day of activities and giveaways to help educate our community about addiction prevention. We have 300 free tickets available on a first-come basis, so watch your email and our Facebook…

Talking to your child or loved one about medical marijuana can be difficult to navigate. Often delicate conversations can turn into arguments resulting in hurt feelings. It doesn’t have to be this way. Problems associated with marijuana use: Issues with academic performance – 41% Decreased student motivation – 37% Mental health issues – 36% Nationally,…

Are you trying to keep up with all things Compass Mark? Well, you’re in luck! Compass Mark has a website, Facebook page, and Twitter page that you can follow. Following Compass Mark’s website will keep you up to date on the most recent programs, resources, and events. Are you curious about upcoming events? Check the…

October is a month that raises awareness two important issues: mental health and medicine abuse. It can be tough to start a conversation on such serious issues with your loved ones. Compass Mark can help: our Student Skills for Life program empowers participants to navigate their emotions, which can help improve mental health and avoid…

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…

Starting a new school year can be a difficult transition period for students. How is your student adapting this year? It can be hard for students to focus if they are facing challenges likes cliques, bullying, and peer pressure. Children and teens need the necessary tools and outlets to handle these tough issues. Compass Mark…

As we wind down Problem Gambling Awareness Month, it’s a good time to revisit the conversation about this serious condition. But why should we worry about gambling addiction when there are so many other important issues that affect our community?

Compass Mark recently welcomed Eric Kennel as its new Executive Director. Eric, who previously served as Director of Grant Development for multiservice nonprofit Liberty Lutheran, says he’s proud to be part of the Compass Mark team. He adds:

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