Our Community Partnership
Lancaster County Joining Forces is a collection of organizations and individuals working together to save lives and create a community that supports recovery for those affected by addition. The Joining Forces partnership uses a strategic approach to strengthen the work we do separately, which allows us to identify gaps in services and treatments so we can save more lives together.
The mission of Lancaster County Joining Forces is to coordinate efforts to reduce deaths from opioids and heroin.
Our Strategic Plan
Strengthen Prevention & Interventions
Strengthen evidence-based prevention and intervention initiatives.
Connect with the Community
Continue to share common messages and provide educational information throughout the community.
Create Lasting Changes
Create lasting changes in the medical community that improve patient safety
Increase Access to Treatment
Increase access to evidence-based treatment services.
Promote recovery by providing trainings and sharing positive stories about the recovery process.
Advance Trauma-Informed Lancaster County
Lancaster County will become a trauma-informed community that reduces and addresses adverse childhood experiences.
Pilot an overdose fatality review process.
Advocate for Evidence-based Strategies
Advocate for evidence-based strategies that promote public safety and healthy communities.
Our Steering Committee
For over 50 years, Compass Mark has provided award-winning addiction prevention programs for children, youth, and adults throughout Lancaster County. These include information and referral services, school and community-based education on substance abuse and problem gambling, case management for children of the incarcerated, and youth leadership development programs.Compass Mark Website
The South Central PA Opioid Awareness
Coalition’s primary aim is to reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription opioids and heroin. This Coalition is committed to raising awareness of the opioid crisis and educating patients and health care providers about ways to prevent opioid addiction and heroin use.
Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services Council is a not-for-profit organization established to bring together the various Emergency Medical Services units of Lancaster County, Pa, for the advancement of EMS in Lancaster County.
The mission of “Let’s Talk, Lancaster” is to improve mental health and well-being in Lancaster County. Let’s Talk envisions a vibrant Lancaster Community that promotes and supports and environment where people live mentally healthy lives.Let's Talk Lancaster Website
The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to create an environment and facilitate partnerships that impact business success and Lancaster County’s prosperity. The Chamber of Commerce’s primary focus is to build a prosperous community for all by advancing a pro-business agenda and focusing on community initiatives that will benefit all of Lancaster County.Chamber Website
The Commission serves all Lancaster County citizens by funding, developing, and managing prevention programs. The goal of the prevention programs is to deter the onset of drug abuse, and other related problems, before they start.LCDAC Website
Lancaster County Recovery Alliance has as its mission to encourage a recovering lifestyle within the community at large for those affected by addiction through awareness, advocacy, and access. The Recovery Alliance celebrates the societal benefits of recovery from addiction via education, advocacy, and supporting a recovery oriented system of care.LCRA Website
United Way of Lancaster County advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all.
Our focus is on health, education, and financial stability – the building blocks for a good quality of life.
We recruit people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done.United Way Website
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