Lancaster County (PA) Links

COBYS Family Services: Provides a variety of counseling and educational services from a Christian perspective, including parenting classes and child-care training.

Donegal Substance Abuse Alliance: A grassroots organization formed by people living in the Donegal area committed to educating the community about opioid addiction, helping people find treatment and supporting families.

DUI Council of Lancaster County: Committed to reducing the incidences of impaired driving, preventing underage drinking, and eliminating youth access to alcohol.

ELANCO Coalition for a Drug-Free Community: Spearheaded by CrossNet Ministries in New Holland, this grassroots coalition exists to offer youth and families help, hope and support in creating and maintaining a drug-free community in the Elanco area.

The Factory Ministries: Offers a teen center, social services and community trainings in eastern Lancaster County.

Lancaster County Joining Forces: A collection of organizations and individuals who want to save lives and help our neighbors who are struggling with addiction. A partnership between community groups, coalitions, and tasks forces, Joining Forces will work together to strategically impact the number of deaths from opioid addiction in Lancaster County.

Lancaster County Recovery Alliance: A grassroots coalition promoting addiction recovery for everyone through Awareness, Advocacy and Access.

Lancaster Harm Reduction Project: This group provides non-judgmental services including syringe exchange, basic healthcare, education, and counseling to the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations of Lancaster County – the homeless, the uninsured, the injection drug users, and sex workers.

Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU 13):  A regional educational agency whose mission is to assist Lancaster and Lebanon’s 22 local school districts, nonpublic schools, education agencies, parents, preschools, adult learners, businesses, and municipalities to support their  core mission of improving student learning.

Manheim Township Community Life Task Force: A coalition of citizens and representatives of various Township organizations whose mission is to identify issues in the MT community and actively address them by coordinating resources through communication, cooperation and support.

Mental Health America of Lancaster County: Promotes optimal mental health through awareness, advocacy and education, including peer services, adult & child advocacy and free support groups.

Northern Lancaster Hub: A partnership of nonprofits committed to streamlining services to shared clients “under one roof” and improving the quality of life for all residents, through two sites in northern Lancaster County.

Nuestra Clinica Treatment & Prevention: SACA’s free clinic treats all sexually-transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS and offers STI and addiction prevention programming for youth and adults.

PA 2-1-1 East: A free, confidential, non-emergency, comprehensive information and referral service that connects Berks, Lancaster, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill county residents with the health and human services they need.

Project Lazarus Lancaster County: Focuses on action-oriented goals to address the impact of addiction and the opioid epidemic.

Solanco Family Life Network: A network of services, organizations, ministries and individuals who serve the critical needs of families in southern Lancaster County.

Lebanon County (PA) Links

Better Together Lebanon County: an initiative bringing multiple sectors of the community together to improve the health and quality of life for its residents. Focuses on movement and exercise, food access and family and community engagement.

The Caring Cupboard: Provides food assistance in the Palmyra and Annville-Cleona School Districts.

Community Health Council of Lebanon County: Brings together stakeholders from across the community, including 25 committees and task forces and over 400 volunteers, to offer physical and behavioral health services.

Compeer of Lebanon County: Recruits, screens, trains, and matches volunteers in one-to-one friendship relationships with adults who are receiving mental health treatment.

Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon County: A group who’s goal it is to provide support, sanctuary and assistance to all victims of violence in the communities of Lebanon County.

Lebanon County Christian Ministries: In addition to food, LCCM provides clothing, a free noon meal, provides heating energy and water bill assistance, prescription aid, emergency transportation, summer food program, emergency shelter, administers the USDA’s federal government surplus food program (TEFAP) and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).

Lebanon Family Health Services: Provides education, nutrition and reproductive health services to the uninsured and underinsured families of Lebanon County, with emphasis on women, infants and children.

Lebanon Recovery Center: A peer assistance center, established offer resources to those in the addiction recovery community and develop a recovery network of support.

Sexual Assault Resource & Counseling Center: SARCC prevents sexual violence & promotes healing for those impacted.

Regional/State (PA) Links

Campaign to Stop Opiate Abuse: Designed to educate Pennsylvanians about the risks of prescription painkiller and heroin use and how to access help.

Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center:  Examines how communities can work together with families, schools, community groups, and industry to promote healthy lifestyles for children, youth, and families, and develops clinical trials of innovative models to promote prevention.

Center for Substance Abuse Research: Dedicated to research on the biological basis for addiction, its underlying causes, and modalities for treatment interventions. CSAR is part of the Temple University School of Medicine and is primarily focused on advanced medical research on substance abuse related topics.

Commonwealth Prevention Alliance: CPA is an organization dedicated to the professionals working to prevent the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in Pennsylvania.

Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center:  The Central East ATTC, managed by the Danya Institute, provides intensive technical assistance (TA) and quality improvement activities to the substance use disorder workforce in HHS Region 3, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

PA Network for Student Assistance Services: Assisting school personnel in identifying issues such as alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and mental health issues that pose a barrier to a student’s success.

Pennsylvania Alliance to Control Tobacco:  A statewide alliance focused on grassroots public policy and advocacy. PACT provides Pennsylvania’s local tobacco control coalitions with education, training, and support in local public policy initiatives.

Pennsylvania Certification Board:  A private, non-profit corporation that offers voluntary state-level credentialing to substance abuse and other behavioral health professionals.

PA Public Health Information Clearinghouse:   Free and low-cost publications, brochures, posters and other items.

Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence Association:  A professional organization which is working to address the DUI problem in all of its many stages — from prevention to enforcement up to, and including, adjudication and rehabilitation.

PA Liquor Control Board- Bureau of Alcohol Education:  Works with other agencies and groups to reduce underage drinking and the misuse of beverage alcohol by legal consumers, with a special emphasis on preventing high-risk drinking by college students. Training, technical assistance, and other resources.

Pennsylvania Mothers Against Drunk Driving:  MADD’s website includes information about local chapters, legislation and advocacy, victim services, and education.

PRO-A: PRO•A was established in 1998 to give a voice and focal point to the statewide addiction recovery community in Pennsylvania.

National Links

CoalitionsWork: Training and education on building and sustaining community coalitions.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of American (CADCA): A national organization for community anti-drug coalitions, made up of over 5,000 local coalitions nationwide. Lots of tools and information for coalition-building and community substance abuse prevention.

Community Tool Box: A free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. It offers thousands of pages of tips and tools for taking action in communities.

Mentor Foundation USA: Working to prevent drug abuse among youth through mentoring and peer-to-peer programs.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism:  The NIAAA is a part of the National Institutes of Health, and offers a catalog of publications (most are free), databases, research news, along with other online services.

National Institute on Drug Abuse:  NIDA is part of the National Institutes of Health, and offers a catalog of publications (most are free), databases, research news, along with other online services.

National Social Norms Center: Linking best evidence with practice to promote effective social norms marketing campaigns to improve health on college campuses and beyond.

Office of National Drug Control Policy: The ONDCP reports to the President and is responsible for setting national policies on drug abuse treatment and prevention, as well as law enforcement.

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: Find a wealth of information, tools and opportunities to connect with other parents and caregivers who may have a child struggling with addiction.

Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness: A nice overview from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Search Institute: Learn about the 40 Developmental Assets approach to prevention, including books and videos for parents, educators, youth leaders, and faith-based organizations.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator: This searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems.