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 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.


Saturate the Community

with message of proper prescription drug use and where to get help.

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Strengthen Efforts

to increase access to treatments, care and education within the community.

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Improve Patient Safety

by advancing CDC’s prescribing guidelines through health systems.

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Collect Data & Public Report

to better measure our efforts fighting the opiod epidemic.

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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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View/Download the Strategic Plan View/Download the SAMHSA Framework

Where to Get Help!

In An Emergency, Call 911

For information or referrals for treatment and recovery support, call Compass Mark at 717-299-2831

For detox, call White Deer Run at 866-769-6822 or PA Adult & Teen Challenge at 844-888-8085″

For medication for opioid use disorder, contact a Center of Excellence at

Lancaster General Health call 717-544-1427

TW Ponessa call 1-800-437-5405

PA Get Help Now to locate treatment for mental health or substance use disorders
Get Help Now call 1-800-662-4357(HELP)

County Data

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

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Drug Overdose Deaths Dashboard

Prescriptions and Drugs Dispensed

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Community Partners

  • ASAP Lititz
  • Bridges Task Forces
  • Columbia Connection
  • Community Life Task Force
  • Donegal Substance Abuse Alliance
  • Elanco Coalition for a Drug Free Community
  • Elizabethtown Area Communities that Care
  • Ephrata Cares
  • The Factory Ministries
  • Girls Circle (COBYS)
  • Lancaster County Recovery Alliance
  • Lancaster County Recovery House Coalition
  • Lancaster Harm Reduction Project
  • Northern Lancaster HUB
  • Project Lazarus Lancaster County
  • Seeking Safety (COBYS)
  • Strong African American Families (The Mix)
  • Solanco Family Life Network
  • Tobacco-Free Coalition of Lancaster County