The Lancaster County Children’s Alliance has opened a new location at 430 North Lime St. LCCA is the county’s only child advocacy center that coordinates the investigation, prosecution and most importantly, treatment of child sexual abuse.
LG Health is a committed partner and member of a multidisciplinary team that supports LCCA.
A larger facility enables LCCA to better support victims of child abuse and meet the growing need for this service. The new facility is specifically designed to provide a safe and child-focused environment.
New forensic interview and observation rooms will enable team members to more effectively gather evidence to help prosecute abusers, all while helping the child take their first steps to healing. Other features include a new family counseling room, consultation rooms and off-street parking for families.
“Since we opened our doors in 2008, many children have found safety and security within the walls of the Lancaster County Children’s Alliance,” said Mary Halye, LCCA Manager. “We will be able to better meet the needs of our community by moving to a larger location with enhanced care amenities.”
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LG Health Receives Federal Grant to Launch Joining Forces for Children
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has received a $687,481 grant from the Office for Victims of Crime within the U.S. Department of Justice. The funds will be used to launch Joining Forces for Children, a community coalition that will support the youngest crime victims of the opioid crisis in Lancaster County.
“Children whose parents or caregivers have substance use disorders are more likely to be victims of abuse, neglect and other trauma,” said Alice Yoder, LG Health Executive Director of Community Health. “It is important that the community helps to provide coordinated and comprehensive services to support the healing process.”
Joining Forces for Children, an extension of Lancaster County Joining Forces coalition, will establish a sustainable, community-wide initiative and coordinate direct services to support child victims of the opioid crisis.
Joining Forces was launched in 2017 to coordinate countywide efforts to prevent opioid overdose deaths. The coalition consists of stakeholders from county and municipal government, health care, behavioral, community-based groups, businesses, criminal justice and EMS.
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