• September Blog Post

    IT’S NOT PESTERING…IT’S PARENTING

    Read the blog post now.
  • Save the date!

    For Joining Forces Community Conversations, a three part educational series in conjunction with EACTC. The location is now announced!

    See the flier now.
  • EACTC Social Norms Project

    Have you heard about our new yard sign campaign? Find out more here.

    Social Norms Campaign page
  • Join us at the Block Party!

    The 2018 Block Party at Elizabethtown Park is quickly approaching. Join us September 15th from 1:30 to 4 pm.

  • Mental Health First Aid

    One in five adults will experience a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. Even if you are not a trained mental health professional, you can be prepared and know what to do when a mental health crisis happens. Register today for the free Mental Health First Aid course to learn these skills. Wed, October 24, 2018, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Register here.

For Youth

Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care will foster collaborative community-wide initiatives involving schools, parents, neighborhoods, businesses and others that encourage and enable the youth of our community to become productive and valued citizens.

For Parents

Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care will foster collaborative community-wide initiatives involving schools, parents, neighborhoods, businesses and others that encourage and enable the youth of our community to become productive and valued citizens.

Community Coalition

Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care will foster collaborative community-wide initiatives involving schools, parents, neighborhoods, businesses and others that encourage and enable the youth of our community to become productive and valued citizens.

Upcoming Events

Tue
25
Sep

Addiction: A Disease of the Mind and Body

Alliance Church of Elizabethtown, 425 Cloverleaf Road, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Joining Forces presents Community Conversations A three part educational series designed to:  Increase understanding of addiction—a treatable disease  Share resources and substance abuse treatment options  Provide tips and tools that can help a loved one struggling with substance use Read More

Joining Forces presents Community Conversations
A three part educational series designed to:

 Increase understanding of addiction—a treatable disease

 Share resources and substance abuse treatment options

 Provide tips and tools that can help a loved one struggling with substance use

Tue
09
Oct

How to Help a Loved One Struggling with Drug Use

Alliance Church of Elizabethtown, 425 Cloverleaf Road, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Joining Forces presents Community Conversations A three part educational series designed to:  Increase understanding of addiction—a treatable disease  Share resources and substance abuse treatment options  Provide tips and tools that can help a loved one struggling with substance use Read More

Joining Forces presents Community Conversations
A three part educational series designed to:

 Increase understanding of addiction—a treatable disease

 Share resources and substance abuse treatment options

 Provide tips and tools that can help a loved one struggling with substance use

Tue
23
Oct

How to Talk to Children About Drugs

Alliance Church of Elizabethtown, 425 Cloverleaf Road, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Joining Forces presents Community Conversations A three part educational series designed to:  Increase understanding of addiction—a treatable disease  Share resources and substance abuse treatment options  Provide tips and tools that can help a loved one struggling with substance use Read More

Joining Forces presents Community Conversations
A three part educational series designed to:

 Increase understanding of addiction—a treatable disease

 Share resources and substance abuse treatment options

 Provide tips and tools that can help a loved one struggling with substance use

Wed
24
Oct

Mental Health First Aid Training

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 398 North Locust Street Elizabethtown, PA 17022, 8 am - 5 pm

One in five adults will experience a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. Even if you are not a trained mental health professional, you can be prepared and know what to do when a mental health crisis happens. Mental Health First Aid is a clinically proven training course that will help you identify, and […] Read More

One in five adults will experience a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. Even if you are not a trained mental health professional, you can be prepared and know what to do when a mental health crisis happens. Mental Health First Aid is a clinically proven training course that will help you identify, and respond to the signs of mental health difficulties and give you the skills to apply a 5 step action plan to assess a situation and provide help. Participants will receive a Nationally recognized course certificate of completion, a Mental Health First Aid manual, listing of local mental health resources and Certification as a Mental Health First Aid Responder. The 8 hour course is offered by WellSpan Philhaven, along with support from Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care. Training is free of charge.

Register Here

Our Mission

Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and families in the Elizabethtown Pennsylvania area.

Our research-based programs and services are designed to nurture the physical and emotional well-being of youth and families. Our focus is aimed toward the prevention of drug, alcohol and substance abuse, bullying, truancy, school drop-out, violence, teen pregnancy and other high-risk behaviors in a manner that is collaborative, evidence-based, ethical, innovative and tailored to meet the community’s needs.

Thanks To Our Partners