Compass Mark guides children, teens and adults in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties to lead stronger, more fulfilling lives with programs designed to help prevent a full range of problems, including drug and alcohol abuse or addiction.

Family Services Advocate

The Family Services Advocate program works to identify, support, and advocate for the unique needs and rights of children with incarcerated parents. We helps= families and caregivers connect with existing community supports, resulting in decreased reliance on the public assistance and child welfare systems. Working from the perspective of addressing the child’s unique needs, the Family Services Advocate provides:

  • Intake and needs assessment for children and caregivers
  • Resource referrals and relationship support
  • Case management assistance
  • Pre/Post assessment and evaluation

Please contact Karelee Shambaugh for more information.

Student Skills for Life

Student Skills for Life is a group educational experience which serves as an intervention for youth experimenting with alcohol or other drugs;  and prevention for any adolescent or college-age population.

The program provides experiential life skills training, and may include drug & alcohol assessments and parenting classes when appropriate. It consists of 12 hours of evening classes (3-4 hours each) in a small group setting.

The program serves youth ages 13 to 25.  Please contact Matt Weaver for more information.

Community Prevention Mobilizer

Through funding from the Lancaster Drug & 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.

For more information, please contact Christine Glover.