Vision: To promote education, treatment, and recovery of drug and alcohol misuse to build a safe Fulton County Community.

Vision: To promote education, treatment, and recovery of drug and alcohol misuse to build a safe Fulton County Community.

The Starting Point Group of AA is still meeting in McConnellsburg on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm at the Community Center.

Precautionary measures are taken to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, including sanitizing the room, entries, door handles, readings, etc. Chairs are also placed 6 feet apart in compliance with CDC recommendations for social distancing.

 

Anyone Can Make the Difference

In 2019, the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA) along with the PA Stop initiative sets out to profile real stories of struggle, substance abuse, recovery and survival from the front lines of the opiate epidemic in Pennsylvania.

Starting with Westmoreland County in the summer of 2019, this series of short films hopes to show that there are people and stories out there that speak to the nature of our 2019 message: “Anyone Can Make The Difference. Anyone.”

 

24/7 Crisis Intervention

If you or a loved one is experiencing a crisis, please call True North Wellness Services at (717) 637-7633.

For information regarding specific questions related to True North Wellness Emergency Crisis Support Services, please call (717) 632-4900 ext. 2448.

PA Get Help Now-Pennsylvania’s State Help Line
The PA Department of Drug and Alcohol can help you find a treatment provider or funding for addiction treatment.

About Project S.A.A.F.E.

Project Sustain an Abuse Free Environment (S.A.A.F.E.) was formed in 2015 after concerns arose about the impact of opioids on the community of Fulton County. The coalition holds monthly meetings (1st Wednesday of every month) at the Fulton County Medical Center. The Project S.A.A.F.E. Three Year Strategic Plan was developed using the ideas and suggestions that were generated from the coalition. The strategic plan is listed below:

Project S.A.A.F.E. Strategic Plan: 2017-2019 

The Project S.A.A.F.E. Three Year Strategic Plan was developed using the ideas and suggestions that were generated from the Project S.A.A.F.E. 2017 strategic planning workshop and goals were created by the coalition’s leadership. Goals of the strategic plan are listed below. 
  • Reduce stigma in Fulton County to zero by increasing community awareness about addiction, overdose, treatment, and recovery resources.
  • Expand and sustain capacity for treatment and recovery initiatives.
  • Develop and implement a data collection and research plan.
  • Implement a 24/7 warm hand-off.
  • Increase access and utilization naloxone to save lives.
  • Educate individuals and families about addiction and overdose, particularly those at high risk, and all persons in contact with high risk individuals and those with an Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) or addiction.
If you are interested in joining Project S.A.A.F.E. or would like additional information or resources, please contact Elwood Strait at (717) 485-6767 ext 224 or estrait@fcfpinc.org

Testimonial of Recovery & Hope

How:

“Honesty, Open Mindfulness, and Willingness. The foundation of my recovery is God. I didn’t discover this truly until . my latest relapse. I am a 46-year-old male, who has gone through eight rehabs, been in and out of AA; just going through the motions. I was finally diagnosed [with] bipolar [disorder] and I’m receiving the treatment I so desperately have been longing for all these years.”

Honesty:

“Honesty for me was recognizing the trauma I endured as a child, adolescent and adult. Honesty opened my eyes to the total chaos that alcoholism created. My choices, my lies, self-centeredness, [and] manipulation was exhausting. This led me to self-destruct.”

Open Mindfulness:

“Open Mindfulness allowed me to unlock my thinking to a new and better way of life. Complete and total change was necessary for me to progress in my recovery. My past can no longer control who I am becoming. I had to hand everything over to God. I must trust that what is asked of me, is for my benefit. Where before, I thought I needed to be in charge and that proved faulty every time.”

Willingness:

“I had to be willing to change every aspect of my life. Before, I was in charge. Self will run riot. Eight rehabs later, I was finally willing to go to meetings every day, pick up the phone; which use to weigh 500 lbs. God is in control; Church is on Sundays, finding a sponsor, working the steps, and I had to be willing to open my heart to my new supports. I no longer isolate for fear of rejection but I’m willing to put myself in uncomfortable places that are safe, around people who just like me, are trying to get another day sober.”

Closing:

“With all this being said, how did I get to where I am today? A lot of hard work. I want to be the person I really am and not the person I became. Honesty, Open Mindfulness, Willingness every day.”

-Chad C.

 

If you or a loved one wishes to read or share stories of hope, see the link below.

Share Your Opioid Story

Drug Disposal

For disposal of any unused, unneeded, or expired drugs, please visit any of the following locations:

Fulton County’s Sheriff Office
  • 207 North 2nd St McConnellsburg, PA 17233
  • 717-485-4221

For more information, view the flyer attached on the right hand side.

State Police -Troop G/McConnellsburg
  • 500 Fulton Dr McConnellsburg, PA 17233
Chambersburg Police Department
  • 166 S. Second St Chambersburg, PA 17201
  • 717-264-4131
    • Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
State Police -Troop H/Chambersburg
  • 679 Franklin Farm Ln. Chambersburg, PA 17202
Greencastle Police Department
  • 60 N. Washington St Greencastle, PA 17225
  • 717-597-2161
    • Monday-Friday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Mercersburg Police Department
  • 113 South Main Street Mercersburg, PA 17236
  • 717-328-3647

Prevention Services

Fulton County State Health Nurse
Fulton County’s State Health Nurse, Teresa Leese, provides targeted interventions and services to reduce risks associated with, and the prevalence of, OUD. Services include, but are not limited to:
  • HIV and Syphilis testing
  • Public health education
  • Consultation and referral

For more information concerning health services and interventions provided, please contact Teresa Leese at 717-485-5137.

Franklin/Fulton County Drug and Alcohol Program (SCA)
Franklin/Fulton County Drug and Alcohol Program (SCA) is responsible for carrying out the administration, implementation, and completion of drug and alcohol services. Divisions in the SCA are: Prevention/intervention, case management, and recovery support. For more information, visit the SCA or call 717-263-1256 (press “0”).
  • Office Hours
    • Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
      • Closed on weekends & county observed holidays.
  • Drug & Alcohol Screening Options
    • Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
      • (717) 263-1256
    • After Hours
      • (800) 662-4357
      • (877) 907-6237
Community Outreach Prevention Education (COPE)
COPE aims to education the community through different forms of outreach. For more information, visit COPE or call 717-485-6767 ext 220

Treatment

Fulton Behavioral Health Services
To provide competent and consistent Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder treatment, in a collaborative team environment that supports recovery and enhances the strengths of the individuals and families with specific respect given to the complex nature of rural communities.
  • 214 Peach Orchard Road McConnellsburg, PA 17233
    • Phone: 717-485-6120
    • Fax: 717-485-6106
  • Medication Assisted Treatment -Withdrawal Management 3 days per month
  • Therapy and Counseling
    • Monday-Friday: 8:30a – 6:00p.
      • Please phone the office to schedule an appointment.
Therapy and counseling staff available after hours, holidays and weekends for emergencies. Please call the Fulton County Medical Center Emergency Department at (717) 485-6100 and ask for the Fulton Behavioral Health Services contacted.
Genesis Treatment Center, Inc.
We are a faith-based organization utilizing a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), 12 Step theory, and an Evangelical, Biblical, World View, which encourages patients to reconnect socially and spiritually in order to live fulfilling, socially productive lives.  Bill uses the 12 Steps to help and encourage them to discover their own spiritual belief system.  This allows them to be more productive at work, more deeply united with their families and connected within their communities.
  • 220 N 3rd Street McConnellsburg, PA 17233
    • Phone: 717-660-1428
    • Email: billhade@genesiscenterrecovery.com
      • Please phone the office to schedule an appointment
Out-patient clinical treatment for substance use disorders for patients 18 years of age and up.
Fulton County Emergency Room
  • 214 Peach Orchard Road McConnellsburg, PA 17233
  • Hours: 24/7 for ER
  • Express Care: Daily, 10am-8pm
  • Visit Fulton County Emergency Room or call: 1-866-325-0339
Clearbrook Treatment Centers
Clearbrook Treatment Centers offers recovery services to individuals in the tri-state area.
For more information, visit Clearbrook Treatment Centers or call one of the locations listed below:
  • Clearbrook Manor | Drug & Alcohol Treatment Campus
    • 110 East Northampton St. Laurel Run, PA 18706
    • 1-800-582-6241
  • Clearbrook Drug & Alcohol Programs | Aftercare & Family Groups
    • 3 West Olive St. Scranton, PA 18508
    • 570-341-8145
Retreat at Lancaster County
Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers offers drug and alcohol addiction treatment services. Services include, but are not limited to: inpatient treatment, inpatient detox, family education programs, intensive outpatient programs, outpatient services, relapse prevention, and more.
For more information, visit Retreat at Lancaster County or call one of the locations listed below:
  • Retreat at Lancaster County | Main Facility
    • 1170 S State St. Ephrata, PA 17522
    • (717) 859-8000
  • Retreat at Lancaster County | Outpatient Office
    • 333 South 7th St. Akron, PA 17501
  • 24/7 admissions policy
    • 24/7 Help Line: (855) 859-8808
Gaudenzia Fulton County Outpatient
Gaudenzia aims to assist individuals with drug & alcohol dependency, mental illness, or other related conditions achieve a better quality of life.
For more information, visit Gaudenzia or call (717) 485-3264
  • Location
    • 201 Lincoln Way West Suite 105 McConnellsburg, PA 17233
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
    • Extended hours: Tuesday & Thursday
TrueNorth Wellness
TrueNorth Wellness Services provides the communities with services such as: counseling, residential, emergency crisis, and education.
For more information, visit TrueNorth Wellness or call (717) 485-3264
  • To schedule an initial appointment, contact the intake department at 1-800-315-0951
Women In Need
Women In Need (WIN) works with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Franklin/Fulton areas. Services are free and confidential.
For more information, visit Women In Need or contact:
  • 24-hour Hotline: (717) 264-4444
Interested in joining a support group?
  • Call (717) 264-3056 and ask for Becky
Franklin/Fulton MH/IDD/EI
Franklin/Fulton Mental Health/Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities/Early Intervention develops and ensures availability of services and supports for individuals with MH/IDD/EI.
For more information, visit Franklin/Fulton MH/ID/EI, call (717) 264-2184, or email mhiddei@franklincountypa.gov. 
  • 425 Franklin Farm Ln. Chambersburg, PA 17202
    • (800) 841-3593
  • Hours
    • Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
      • Closed on weekends and county observed holidays
Mental Health Association of Franklin & Fulton Counties
Mental Health Association of Franklin & Fulton Counties helps and promotes mental well-being by advocating, educating, preventing, and taking social action steps to ensure wellness.
For more information, visit Mental Health Association of Franklin & Fulton Counties or call the help line at (717) 264-2916
  • Fulton County
    • 301 E. Maple St. McConnellsburg, PA 17233
    • (717) 485-4642
  • Franklin County
    • 478 Grant St. Chambersburg, PA 17201
    • (717) 264-4301
  • Information & Referral
    • (717) 264-4301
    • info@mhaff.org
Fulton Behavioral Resources
Fulton Behavioral Resources works to improve peoples lives by providing quality behavioral health care, including: outpatient clinical therapy, training, medication management, and more.
For more information, visit Fulton Behavioral Resources or call one of the locations below.
  • Fulton County
    • 110 A South First St. McConnellsburg, PA 17233
    • (717) 325-0223
  • Franklin County
    • 77 North Third St. Suite 201 Chambersburg, PA 17201
    • (717) 496-8127 
  • Referral Request Form for Services

Recovery Support

Certified Recovery Specialist through Gaudenzia in Fulton County
Recovery Support Services are non-clinical, peer-based voluntary services that place emphasis on the goals and aspirations of the individual. A CRS can work closely with individuals to find an individualized pathway to recovery that will ultimately help bridge the gap between needs and available resources. The premise for Recovery Supports has been proven over the years that individuals who are dealing with substance use issues greatly benefit from peer to peer relationships.
Ali Washabaugh – Certified Recovery Specialist
Fulton County Family Partnership
Fulton County Family Partnership provides services which assist the community to promote the well-being of residents. Programs include: transportation, Community Collaborative, child care, Fulton County Local Education and Resource Network, and more.
For more information, visit Fulton County Family Partnership or call (717)485-6767
  • 22438 Great Cove Road McConnellsburg, PA 17233
    • Information and Referral Line
      • 1 (888) 329-2376
      • (717) 485-6767
Mental  Health Association of Franklin and Fulton Counties
The Mental Health Association is a peer-run organization providing services to help and promote mental wellness to Franklin and Fulton County residents. Programs include: Peer services, Helpline, Senior Reach, Community Support Programs, Aging Advocacy, Community Advocacy, Satisfaction Services, Educational Services, and Prevention Services.
For more information, visit Mental Health Association of Franklin and Fulton Counties or call 717-264-4301
  • 478 Grant St. Chambersburg, PA 17201 (Franklin)
  • 301 East Maple St. McConnellsburg, PA 17233 (Fulton)
  • Email: info@mhaff.org
    • Helpline: 717-264-2916
Tri-State Community Health
Providing high quality health-related services at an affordable cost to local residents.
For more information, visit Tri-State Community Health or call: 717-485-3850
  • 525 Fulton Dr. McConnellsburgh, PA 17233
    • Monday-Friday: 8:00am-8:00pm
Brooke’s House
Brooke’s house is a sober living facility designed for adult women who are currently recovering from alcohol and substance use disorders. 
For more information, visit Brooke’s House or call (240) 267-2230
  • 17663 Technology Blvd. Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • info@brookeshouse.org
Fulton County Housing Authority
Fulton County Housing Authority provides assistance and resources, as well as section 8 voucher rental assistance to eligible, low income households.
For more information, visit FCHA or call (814) 542-2531
  • 292 Buchanan Trail Suite 104 McConnellsburgh, PA 17233
  • Email
    • melaniemac@huntingdon.net
  • Hours
    • Tuesday & Friday: 9:30am-3:30pm
Fulton County Catholic Mission
Fulton County Catholic Mission serves community members and provides assistance with rent, utilities, fuel, food, and clothing.
For more information, visit Fulton County Catholic Mission or call (717) 485-5917
  • 110 S. Third St. McConnellsburg, PA 17233
Franklin/Fulton County Drug and Alcohol Program (SCA)
Franklin/Fulton County Drug and Alcohol Program (SCA) is responsible for carrying out the administration, implementation, and completion of drug and alcohol services. Divisions in the SCA are: Prevention/intervention, case management, and recovery support.
For more information, visit the SCA or call 717-263-1256 (press “0”).
  • Office Hours
    • Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
      • Closed on weekends & county observed holidays.
  • Drug & Alcohol Screening Options
    • Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
      • (717) 263-1256
    • After Hours
      • (800) 662-4357
      • (877) 907-6237

Social Services

Fulton County Probation Office
For more information, visit probation or call (717) 485-3192.
  • 318 North 1st St. McConnellsburgh, PA 17233
  • probation@co.fulton.pa.us
  • Hours
    • Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Fulton County Domestic Relations
Fulton County Domestic Relations provides services such as: enforcement of support orders, location or absent parents, establishment of paternity, and more.
For more information, visit domestricrelations or call (717) 485-3193
  • 116 W. Market St. McConnellsburgh, PA 17233
  • domestricrelations@co.fulton.pa.us
  • Hours
    • Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Fulton County Services for Children
Fulton County Services for Children provides information, resources and intervention for child related services.
For more information, visit FCSC or call (717) 485-3553
  • 219 North Second St. McConnellsburg, PA 17233
  • fcsc@co.fulton.pa.us
  • Hours
    • Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
To report any form of child abuse, call 1 (800) 932-0313, report electronically through www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis or call the agency at the number above. 
Fulton County Assistance Office
Fulton County Assistance Office provides a broad range of services for residents in Fulton County.
For more information, visit DHS or call (717) 485-3151
  • 539 Fulton Dr. McConnellsburg, PA 17233
  • Hours
    • Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
To apply for benefits online, visit https://www.compass.state.pa.us/compass.web/Public/CMPHome

Grief Support Services

Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing
Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing (GRASP) provides groups for families and loved ones dealing with grief after the passing of an individual from SUD related causes. 
For more information, visit GRASP, call (540) 931-3157, or contact Lindsay Walls at lthevani@su.edu: For privacy purposes, contact Lindsay Walls for exact location*
  • Meetings
    • Second Thursday of every month
    • 6:60pm-8:00pm
Resolute Counseling
Resolute counseling provides grief and counseling services, as well as other behavioral health services. Resolute provides counseling on an outpatient basis.
For more information, visit Resolute Counseling or call (717) 264-0450

Law Enforcement Resources

Fulton County Pennsylvania State Police
  • Visit FCPSP or call (717) 485-3131
Fulton County Sheriff 
  • Visit FCS or call (717) 485-4221

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