Covid-19 Update, September 23, 2021 : The Fulton County Family Partnership is operating with limited staff, offices are open to the public. Fingerprinting is no longer available at our site. Transportation, Childcare and Dental clinic are operating onsite. Other programs are operating through partial or virtual means. We are checking voice messages and emails.

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Project SAAFE

Get Help with Substance Addiction

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.

Testimonials of Recovery and Hope

See our Testimonials page for videos and stories from those who are successfully in recovery.

Funding for Addiction Treatment

The PA Department of Drug and Alcohol can help you find a treatment provider or find funding for addiction treatment.

Starting Point Group Meetings

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 set 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.”

Additional Resources to Help With Substance Addiction

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

Operation Save A Life

If you are concerned that a loved one is at risk for overdosing on prescription pain medication, heroin or other opiods this training is for you. Training Participants will learn:

  • Opioid types
  • How to recognize, respond to and prevent an opioid overdose
  • How to administer Intra-Nasal Naloxone (Narcan) to reverse an overdose

Registration is required for the training and spaces are limited. To register please call the Fulton County Family Partnership at 717-485-6767 ext. 222.

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

Project S.A.A.F.E. (Sustain an Abuse Free Environment) was formed in 2015 after concerns arose about the impact of opioids on the community of Fulton County. The vision for Project S.A.A.F.E. is to promote education, treatment, and recovery of drug and alcohol misuse to build a safe Fulton County Community

Coalition Meetings

The coalition holds monthly meetings (1st Wednesday of every month) at the Fulton County Medical Center.

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.

Studies

In 2020 the Fulton County Family Partnership undertook an extensive project to identify and implement ways to stem the scourge of substance addiction (and particularly opiate addiction) in Fulton County. This effort included a broad-based community survey as well as creation of a strategy document, Addressing the OUD/SUD Crisis in Fulton County through Strategic Marketing. Information about the results of the community survey and the strategies recommended may be found on the FCFP Plans and Studies page.

Join Us

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