Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care will join many other non-profit agencies in the Lancaster County Community Foundation’s Extraordinary Give on November 22, 2019. While this will be the organization’s first year of participation in the event, EACTC has been serving the community for over 20 years.
EACTC is a community organization committed to improving the lives of children, youth, and families in the Elizabethtown area. Using research-based programs, initiatives, and strategies, the organization guides and encourages youth in making positive choices about alcohol, drugs, and other high-risk behaviors. EACTC partners with the schools, parents, churches and businesses to make positive changes in the community.
“Elizabethtown is a wonderful place to live and we aim to contribute to its continued vibrancy,” Executive Director Gail Viscome said. “Our goal has been to balance hope and concern by taking a comprehensive approach to understanding the causes of issues we face in our community and develop effective strategies to address them.”
Grant funds and community support have made it possible to address the risk factors facing children and families in Elizabethtown, however, funding for prevention has significantly decreased. Community funding support is essential for EACTC to continue the prevention work that the community needs.
For more information or to give to EACTC during the ExtraGive on Nov. 22, 2019, from midnight to 11:59 p.m., please go to www.eactc.org.