Our Family Services Advocate, Lindsey Ober, participated in the event’s featured panel; Women in the Justice System.  The Maze of Injustice showcased in Ronks, PA was held by the Vera Institute of Justice. The maze was created on a 3-acre cornfield to symbolize the challenges that individuals face while navigating our criminal justice system. Displayed within…

“People are not comfortable saying publicly ‘I survived.” At least they’re not when it comes to addiction, according to Amy Sechrist, certified prevention specialist at Compass Mark and member of the Lancaster County Recovery Alliance (LCRA). The LCRA is launching efforts to remove that stigma and transform how our community helps addicted people maintain long-term…

Almost 20% of Americans take some sort of drug daily to relax, according to a recent Gallup Survey. In Pennsylvania, about 22% reported taking a drug each day to affect mood or boost relaxation. The states with the highest levels of daily use were West Virginia (28%), Rhode Island (26%), and Kentucky (25%).

More than 25% of the kids living in Columbia, PA live below the poverty line. Like many other towns in the Northeast, this once-thriving area has struggled through decades of an economic decline that’s pushed out industry, small business, and families. The result is a litany of statistics that creates a daunting snapshot of life…

The Columbia Borough School District decided to take a proactive approach to possible challenges that may come out of the consolidation of Park and Taylor Elementary Schools in the Columbia Borough School District. In November, Bevan Allen, Compass Mark’s Lead Trainer met with students from the fifth and sixth grades at the Taylor Campus to…

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