Lancaster County youth ages 14-21 in foster care are one of the most vulnerable populations. These teens and young adults have endured the trauma of abuse and neglect, and the subsequent trauma of being removed from their homes. In fact, many of these children have been in the foster care system for years, suffering secondary […]

LOHF recently convened a discussion with our grantees regarding access to mental health services for youth during their transition to adulthood. LOHF would like to fund programs to expand services to these transition-age youth. The group discussed questions such as: How can we help teens with mental health needs as they age out of child […]

On Sept. 25, LOHF approved Children’s Behavioral Health Grants to five Lancaster County programs. “These five programs are reaching families and their children who have specific mental health needs, and for whom access to mental health care may be particularly challenging,” said LOHF Executive Director Anna Kennedy. “We’re on a mission to measurably elevate mental […]

What is seamless transition? Seamless transition is the continuity of physical and behavioral healthcare as a teen ages past eligibility for services for children. The process is not simple, however. A seamless transition requires years of preparation, and parents, youth, and healthcare providers must work together. Beginning in childhood, they should take a coordinated, purposeful, […]

Info session scheduled for nonprofit community benefit organizations to learn more. When Joanna* was jailed at Lancaster County Prison, she was already expecting to give birth to a baby boy in 6 weeks. Compass Mark’s Family Services Advocate met with her soon after her incarceration. Joanna hoped her supportive boyfriend could be equipped to parent […]

LOHF approved funding to three Lancaster County community benefit organizations for children’s behavioral health programs. Philhaven: $5,000 for “Attachment-Based Family Therapy” to repair and rebuild relationships in families. The program has a unique emphasis on adolescent development, and this model is designed to target family and individual processes associated with adolescent depression and suicide. Bethany […]

Thanks to our donors, LOHF is announces recipients of Fall 2017 community grants. LOHF this week approved funding to five Lancaster County community benefit organizations for children’s behavioral health programs. CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health: $15,000 for “The Patchwork Quilt- A family-focused approach to children’s behavioral health and psychiatric care” to support 600 children and […]

  Thank you community partners, donors, and volunteers. Let’s celebrate success highlights from the children’s behavioral health grant reports that just came in! These grants are achieving amazing outcomes! Highlights COBYS Family Services, Incredible Years Parent intervention program served 14 family members and 8 children at Brecht Elementary school. One parent said, “I love that […]

We welcome grant applications for our Fall 2017 Children’s Behavioral Health grant program. Applications are due online by September 1, 2017. LOHF recently hosted an informational event for organizations interested in applying for grant funds offered this fall. Below are several discussion questions and answers from our recent Grants Informational Session. View the full Grants […]

  Leona, 58, never expected to be raising her granddaughter, whose parents are incarcerated in Lancaster County Prison. Her 10-year-old granddaughter wrestles with emotions of being separated from her parents. “I’m encased in a life without my parents,” she recently told LNP which highlighted their story. Thanks to The Family Services Advocate Program—facilitated by Compass […]



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