is a community grassroots coalition to fight addiction
and the opioid epidemic.
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In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Lancaster Health Center has shifted resources within the organization to focus on primary care, dental care, integrated behavioral health care, and social support. It is for this reason that Lancaster Health Center has made the decision to discontinue the local outreach efforts of Project Lazarus Lancaster County.
If you or someone you know is in need of Narcan distribution, or would like more information on overdose prevention measures, please contact Lancaster County Joining Forces.
Project Lazarus Lancaster County is an initiative of the Social Work Department of Lancaster Health Center. Fred Wells Brason II is the founder of Project Lazarus, a nationally renowned community-driven overdose prevention program in Wilkes County, North Carolina. In May of 2017, Fred came to Lancaster to speak with community leaders about how Lancaster could create their own version of the Lazarus program. Many people in the community were inspired by the success of the North Carolina model and decided to form Project Lazarus Lancaster County. The organization was created on the premise that an involved community can make a difference. Project Lazarus Lancaster welcomes all members of the community to their meetings which are held monthly.