We are grateful for more than 40 committee and board volunteers whose guidance makes it possible to enhance the mental well-being of youth and children in Lancaster County. As we begin 2019,these are the transitions for the LOHF board. Welcome our new treasurer Sean Post, CPA, Senior Accountant, Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP Sean also […]

Guest Post by John Walker, Board Chair More often than I would like, I hear about kids who need help with anxiety and depression. I hear about kids who are suffering, and parents who don’t know where to turn. I’ve even experienced some sad losses this year, as I know some you have too. There […]

Guest post by Emily Pressley, DOPsychiatrist, Penn Medicine/LGH Our youth are in crisis with depression and suicide. To turn this around, we must understand the magnitude of the crisis, the risk factors, warning signs, and ways to support our youth. Suicide is the third leading cause of death of young people ages 15-24. A whopping […]

Applications are open for the spring 2019 LOHF Children’s Behavioral Health Grants. Applications must be submitted online by March 1, 2019. Based on research, including our Youth Behavioral Health Study, we have learned that mental/behavioral health services for youth and children exist, but that the system is fragmented. Families are overwhelmed and confused, and providers lack […]

Student collaboration helps us measurably elevate children’s mental wellbeing Abigail Jeffreys, Millersville University Sociology Major and 2018 LOHF Intern presents her research at “Made in Millersville.” For the past year, LOHF has welcomed interns from Millersville University and West Chester University. This has evolved to include collaboration with professors who are incorporating meaningful projects for LOHF into their […]

By Teresa Hartmann, PhD Assistant Professor, Millersville University; Adjunct Faculty, Eastern Mennonite University; 2015 LOHF Nurse Scholarship Recipient   As a nurse scientist, I often reflect on the influencing variables that contributed to where I am today. I believe the variables influencing my own journey are found at the intersection of passion and opportunity. My […]

Our board and staff recently spent a day together to ask ourselves tough questions about implicit bias, micro-aggression, and racial equity. What we learned will help us each personally, and propel us to take LOHF’s mission of enhancing children’s behavioral health to the next level. Diversity, equity, and inclusion Our diversity positively influences perspective, and […]

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, […]

We recently hosted an info session for organizations interested in applying for LOHF Children’s Behavioral Health Grants. View the full presentation and handout here.  The following are Q&A and discussion highlights from the session.  The next application deadline is September 1, 2018. There will be another round of grants available in spring 2019. What does […]

Mental Health Copay Assistance is a program of LOHF that provides copay assistance for the behavioral healthcare needs of those who cannot afford it. Formerly known as PALCO (Project Access Lancaster County), it transitioned in July 2017 from being an independent nonprofit to a program of LOHF.  PALCO was founded in 2007 with the mission to […]



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