For nearly 55 years, Compass Mark has been working to prevent addiction through education, skill-building, and
community mobilization. Public health is our priority. As the primary addiction prevention provider in Lancaster, Lebanon, and Chester Counties, Compass Mark utilizes proven skill-building and empowerment strategies to address the disease of addiction.

In 2020, elevated levels of adverse mental health conditions, substance use, and suicidal ideation were reported nationwide. We are acutely aware of the impact that a crisis such as the pandemic can have on risk factors for substance use, particularly in children developing emotionally, socially, and physically.

Small investments in addiction prevention are consistently shown to deliver significant and long-lasting benefits
for individuals, families, and the community. Studies show that for every $1 invested in prevention, there is an $18
savings in treatment. Prevention works.

You Can Make a Difference:

  • $250  // gives a child a meaningful week at Future Generations, our after-school youth leadership, mentoring, and academic enrichment program.
  • $100  // provides an educational experience for at-risk youth through Student Skills for Life, a program that helps young people make informed decisions about drugs.
  • $50  // ensures that a helpful, reassuring voice is available each day in our Drug & Alcohol Information Center, a service offering confidential referrals and resources for those in need.

Everyone deserves a chance to live in a safe and inspiring environment surrounded by people who care and who love them.   I have seen young lives destroyed and lost by falling into addiction and I have seen other young folks who have been given the means to withstand, resist and thus avoid and prevent addiction.   Compass Mark is the only organization 100% devoted to providing kids with skills and tools to repel the pull of drugs and alcohol through their various programs – all science-based and presented by a dedicated, committed, and caring staff! –Compass Mark Board Member

Compass Mark is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Please call or email Katherine Walsh at (717) 299-2831 if you have any questions or would like to discuss giving options with us.  You may also mail your contribution to Compass Mark at the following address:

Compass Mark
1891 Santa Barbara Dr / Suite 104
Lancaster, PA 17601

Legacy Gifts; Personal Wills & Trusts

If our communities and individuals are to stand tall in the future, it will be because we made our own shoulders strong enough to lift those future generations to higher ground. Legacy gifts support Compass Mark to secure our programs and resources for generations to come.

Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)

Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) authorizes tax credits for businesses that make contributions to educational improvement or scholarship organizations.  A business can receive a tax credit equal to 75% of its contribution for one year, or up to 90% of its contribution if the business agrees to provide the same amount for two consecutive years.

Compass Mark has been designated as an eligible Educational Improvement Organization by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development.  Contributions received through EITC provide vital support to our Future Generations program, which offers year-round youth leadership programming designed to improve student academic performance and promote development of positive life skills.

Businesses that are interested in partnering with Compass Mark through the Earned Income Tax Credit Program may visit or contact Eric Kennel at (717) 299-2831 for more information.

The official registration and financial information of Compass Mark may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania: (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.