About Project Lazarus Lancaster County

Project Lazarus is a nationally renowned, community-driven overdose prevention program in North Carolina. Fred Brason, the founder of Project Lazarus, brought the effort to Lancaster County, inspiring community leaders to create their own version of the Project Lazarus program.

Those same community leaders have since formed Project Lazarus Lancaster County* on the premise that an involved community can make a difference. Project Lazarus Lancaster County is a community grassroots effort to fight the opioid epidemic from multiple angles. We welcome all members of the community to become involved.

Current and potential members include citizens, prevention specialists, medical providers, persons in recovery, first responders, social workers, school personnel, those who have lost loved ones to addiction, and many others.

For more information and updates, Follow us on Facebook: @ProjectLazarusLanco

*Project Lazarus Lancaster County is a program of SouthEast Lancaster Health Services.

Upcoming Events

Overdose reversal training
Learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid/heroin overdose by administering naloxone and performing rescue breathing.

December 19, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Manheim Brethren in Christ Church
54 N. Penryn Rd., Manheim

Click here to register.

Project Lazarus Lancaster County monthly meeting

December 20, 3-5 p.m.
Reology Studio
315 W. James St., Lancaster

All are welcome! Please RSVP to ProjectLazarusLanCo@selhs.org.

Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)
Working with families of substance abusers. Co-sponsored by Project Lazarus Lancaster County & Millersville University School of Social Work.

January 30 & 31, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
February 1, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
The Ware Center
42 N. Prince St., Lancaster

Supported by 20 years of peer-reviewed research, Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is a comprehensive behavioral program that teaches families to optimize their impact while avoiding confrontation or detachment. CRAFT methods are evidence-based and provide families with a hopeful, positive, and more effective alternative to addressing substance use problems than other intervention programs.

Become a CRAFT Interventionist and learn to teach your clients the following CRAFT skills:
* Employ effective positive communication
* Identify and use positive awards
* Develop a road map for understanding loved one’s substance use and pattern
* Recognizing substance use
* Take domestic violence precaution
* Allow for the “natural consequences” of use
* Practice self-care without detachment
* Get a loved one into treatment

As a CRAFT interventionist you will learn how to help families identify practical and highly-effective ways to move their loved one into treatment, while simultaneously improving their own lives.


Training Options



Training fee includes instruction materials, CRAFT forms, procedure checklist, and continental breakfast each day. 15 CEU’s available for an additional $80.

(Note: There are a limited number of spaces available for this training. We are offering this opportunity to all that are interested on a first-come, first-served basis.)