Through the initiatives of LOHF, we hope to streamline connections between caregivers, existing structures, and available resources for youth and children’s behavioral health in Lancaster County. True to our osteopathic roots, we support a compassionate, holistic approach.

By the numbers

In 2018

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 (2018)

Children’s Behavioral Health Grants

Last year, we helped 9,674 youth and children through our strategic grant funding. A total of  $104,756 was awarded to seven community benefit organizations supporting the mental well-being of Lancaster County kids. 


Mental Health Copay Assistance

Last year, we assisted 88 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

LOHF provided five 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:


Emergency Room Physician’s Perspective on Children’s Behavioral Health, Understanding the 201 and 302 Processes presented by Ericka Powell, MD, and Lindsi DeArment, DO.


Teen Hope & NavWell presented by Perry Hazeltine, PhD, and Steve Herr, PhD.


Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder presented by Carrie Bruey, PsyD, BCBA, and Anita Darpino, DO.


Pain Management and Adolescents: Special Considerations presented by Michael Steelman, DO.


Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care presented by Emily Pressley, DO.



We continued our investment in the development of NavWell with $151,725 last year. NavWell helps primary care providers screen, refer, and manage mental healthcare for youth and children. 


Nursing Scholarships

In 2018, LOHF helped 28 Lancaster County nurses with a total of $62,450 in scholarships.