We invest in youth mental health services

For two decades, Touchstone Foundation has provided a community benefit to Lancaster County, PA as a result of the sale in 1999 of Community Hospital (an osteopathic hospital).

Feast of the Senses

On May 9th, 2024 we held our 3rd annual Feast of the Senses event celebrating youth mental wellness! Your support helped us raise over $94,232 for our programs that directly support children and families with access to mental health care here in Lancaster County. Thank You!

Lancaster County Youth Needs Assessment

While we paused our grants cycle in the Fall of 2022, we wanted to hear directly from youth, parents/caregivers, and families about mental and behavioral health needs, plus solutions and opportunities for future funding, and advocacy and policy changes.

a year in review

In 2022...

helped 270 youth and families seeking mental health services
awarded in 7 grants to local community organizations
supported free clinical supervision training to 28 pre-license fellows

Our Programs

We offer Mental Health Access (copay or deductible) Assistance to youth, children, and parents of dependent children (ages 0-25) who live in Lancaster County and have financial need.

We offer scholarships to individuals who are pursuing a career in the mental health field. Students who are starting or continuing advanced degrees and certifications, and are passionate about youth and children’s mental health.

This program addresses the inadequate supply of child and adolescent mental health professionals in Lancaster County. Thanks in part to a generous grant from the Steinman Foundation, this is funded for 3 years (through 2025).

Formerly known as the Pregnancy and Postpartum Mental Health of Lancaster County, our Parent Mental Wellness program raises awareness of perinatal and postpartum depression/anxiety, connects patients to care, eliminates racial disparities in maternal mental healthcare, is inclusive of gender experiences and educates healthcare and mental healthcare providers.

We host a youth summit for high school students, exploring different topics of mental wellness while connecting them to local professionals and artists in Lancaster County.

We seek to establish partnerships with organizations promoting and elevating mental well-being among the youth in Lancaster County.