Through funding from the Lancaster Drug and Alcohol Commission, Compass Mark began a new program initiative designed to provide resources and technical assistance to grassroots organizations and coalitions throughout Lancaster County. The goal of this program is to actively facilitate the growth and expansion of community-based drug prevention activities at the local level. In addition, the Community Prevention Mobilizer also supports and advises various community collaborations in regard to best practices of drug and alcohol prevention.
Our latest round of mini-grants went to community coalitions to initiate or expand prevention programs in Lancaster County.
Priority was given to projects addressing COVID-19 and/or racial equity.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients!
Lancaster LGBTQ + Coalition: The Homelessness Emergency Response Assistance Team (HEART) will help persons experiencing homelessness access safe and inclusive housing, and mitigate their ability to protect themselves from COVID-19.
SafeHouse Lancaster: The Everyday Activism Academy bridges the systemic gaps that young Black and Brown folks experience through education, community engagement, and mentorship.
The Loft Community Partnership: Case management will deepen prevention services provided to participant households through assessment, referral, and integrating community connections.
Manheim Community Cares: A community-wide scavenger hunt will encourage collaboration between individuals, community resource providers, and public spaces.