Through our initiatives, we seek to streamline connections between caregivers, existing structures, and available resources for youth behavioral health in Lancaster County. True to our osteopathic heritage, we support a mindful, holistic approach.

By the numbers

In 2019

grants ($100,000 total)
Scholarships to nursing students
Behavioral Health Trainings

making a difference for youth and children in lancaster county, Pa

Our programs impact (2019)

Children’s Behavioral Health Grants

Last year, we helped 7,067 youth and children through our strategic grant funding. A total of  $105,081 was awarded to seven community benefit organizations supporting the mental well-being of Lancaster County kids. 


Mental Health Copay Assistance

Last year, we assisted 128 youth, children, and parents of dependent children (ages 0-25) in financial need to reduce their copays to $10 per visit to licensed behavioral healthcare providers. 


One parent wrote, “We are so thankful for the Mental Health Copay Assistance Program making it possible for our family to receive counseling so important to our everyday lives and ability to function in a healthy way. We would not be able to afford that without the Mental Health Copay Assistance Program, so we are very grateful!”


A therapist serving a MHCA client wrote, “The Mental Health Copay Assistance Program allows my client to continue consistent counseling for her overall mental health and improvement of relationships. Her growth and healthy outcome will allow her to give back to her community as she lives a more full and vibrant life.”


Behavioral Healthcare Training and Continuing Education

Touchstone Foundation provided 4 Continuing Medical Education (CME) trainings last year to equip local primary care providers and others to elevate the mental well-being of youth and children. These were:

  • A Systemic Approach to Safety Planning for Suicidal Youth and their Families (Parts 1 and 2), presented by Lindsi DeArment, DO; Breesha Comish LMFT; and Marlene Reiff, LCSW, LMFT
  • Social Anxiety, School Performance, and Truancy, presented by Jessica R. Umbrell, Psy.D. and Magisterial District Justice Joshua Keller
  • Recognizing Warning Signs of Physician Anxiety, Depression, Burnout, and Suicide, presented by Margaret M. Wilkins, DO, FACOFP



We continued our investment in the development of NavWell with $88,500 last year. NavWell helps primary care providers screen, refer, and manage mental healthcare for youth and children. 


Nursing Scholarships

In 2019, Touchstone Foundation helped 23 Lancaster County nurses with a total of $51,980 in scholarships.