Stories & Projects

Mental and Behavioral Health: Pennsylvania and Nationwide

Mental and behavior health problems have seen a steady increase in recent years, some exacerbated by the struggles brought about by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. In Lancaster, PA alone, 1 in 4 adults have been informed they have a depressive disorder. In May of… Read More

Self-Healing Communities

A Transformational Process Model for Improving Intergenerational Health This resource article from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation inspires new ways of thinking about responding to social problems. “Health and social problems occur in the context of family, community and culture. In the past three decades,… Read More

Churches Care: Championing Mental Health in the Body of Christ

The greatest strengths we possess are often the fruit of a seed that was planted in us long ago, during a vulnerable, painful season of our lives. For Janelle Bitikofer, that seed was God-sized: invisible to the natural eye, yet undeniably present and packed with… Read More

Funded Projects in 2021

Dr. Brinton Rutherford, LMC Grant Title: Influencing Behavioral Health and Wellness of LMC Leaders and Members with the IDI Psychometric Tool and Qualitative Wellness Assessment Grant Focus Area: LMC Leadership and the African-American Intercultural Leadership Team (AAILT) seek to increase intercultural competence in LMC. Since 50% of… Read More

Funded Projects in 2020

Jordon Kauffman, New Person Ministries Grant Title: Building on the Foundation Grant Focus Area: Our mission is to bring healing and restoration through Jesus Christ to those affected by incarceration by providing care of returning citizens and their families through housing, social service assistance and spiritual guidance. Award: $45,000.00… Read More

Funded Projects in 2019

Paige Harker, GOAL Project Grant Title: F.A.I.T.H. Initiatives Program (Face Addiction with Intervention and Training for Healing) Grant Focus Area: F.A.I.T.H. Initiatives addresses addiction in all forms – both substance and behavioral, from prevention to overdose. Award: $35,000 Project Description: GOAL’s innovative F.A.I.T.H. (Face Addiction with Intervention and Training… Read More