Lancaster Joining Forces Coalition
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Lancaster County Joining Forces:

Working together against the opioid epidemic

Lancaster County Joining Forces is 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. The Joining Forces Coalition unifies and strengthens the fine work we are doing separately, while also allowing us to identify gaps in services and treatments so we can save more lives together.

Our Mission

The mission of Lancaster County Joining Forces is to coordinate efforts to reduce deaths from opioids and heroin.


Our Goal

The goal of Lancaster County Joining Forces is to utilize evidence-based practices outlined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to address substance misuse and abuse.
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Where to Get Help!

In An Emergency, Call 911

Need to contact a detox facility, call 866-769-6822

Need information or referrals, call Compass Mark at 717-299-2831

Centers of Excellence

County Data

See statistics and historical information on substance abuse, overdoses, and deaths in Lancaster County.

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