Lebanon County is located in the eastern part of south central Pennsylvania, roughly equidistant between Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Reading. The largest population center is the county seat, Lebanon City. Approximately 62% of the County’s population lives along or south of Route 422, the major east-west thoroughfare. Approximately 43% of its land area is used for agricultural purposes. Approximately 30% of the County’s residents commute to work outside the County. Lebanon County is a Fifth Class County governed by a three-member Board of County Commissioners last elected in 2007.
The Lebanon County Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities/Early Intervention (MH/ID/EI) Program and the Lebanon County Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse (LCCDAA) are operated by Lebanon County as separate departments under the County Commissioners. The Lebanon County Commission on Drug and Alcohol is designated as the SCA for state law purposes.
Mental Health Services
The Lebanon County MH/ID/EI Program directly operates the BSU, which is under the authority and direction of the County MH/ID/EI Administrator. The BSU includes three levels of case management: administrative case management, resource coordination, and intensive case management. Lebanon County contracts with a variety of community-based organizations to provide a range of treatment and rehabilitative services. These services include psychiatric inpatient treatment, psychiatric outpatient treatment, partial hospitalization, supported living services, social rehabilitation services, family support services employment services, residential services, vocational rehabilitation services, student assistance programs, and family based mental health services. A number of providers are under contract with the Lebanon County MH/ID/EI Program, but the three primary agencies are Philhaven Hospital, Community Services Group, and Pennsylvania Counseling services. Lebanon County has an active CSP committee.
The Lebanon County MH/ID/EI Program operates on a budget that is funded principally by funds received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and (indirectly) from the federal government.
LCCDAA is administered under the general authority of the County Commissioners. LCCDAA also works closely with a 15-member advisory board, or Executive Commission. LCCDAA has an Executive Director, administrative support, Prevention, and Case Management staff.
The Commission administrative staff is responsible for managing public funds for drug and alcohol services. LCCDAA contracts for a variety of prevention, intervention and treatment services, but the primary drug and alcohol service providers in Lebanon County are:
White Deer Run, which operates Outpatient and Non Hospital Detoxification and Inpatient at New Perspective in Lebanon;
Pennsylvania Counseling Services (Renaissance), which operates a prevention program as well as outpatient services;
LCCDAA also contracts for school-based Student Assistance Programs.
LCCDAA operates on a budget that is funded principally by funds received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and (indirectly) from the federal government.