Read our executive director’s guest column in LNP

We’re grateful to LNP + LancasterOnline for publishing this important opinion piece by our executive director, Chris Runkle. Chris talks about the strategies needed to mitigate the substance use disorder crisis among our youth, and its interconnection to a broader mental health crisis among young people. “Nobody is untouched by this situation, and I believe […]

PGHS earns PACCT Affiliation!

We’re proud to announce that Prospect Grove High School has earned Affiliate status with PACTT, the Pennsylvania Academic, Career and Technical Training Alliance!  An initiative of the PA Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services, PACTT aims to improve the services related to academics, vocational education, and career training offered by youth residential treatment programs like ours. […]

Welcome to campus, Lancaster Art Room!

Finding the perfect organization to join us on campus as a new “roommate” was a top priority for executive director Chris Runkle last spring.  Manos House, under his leadership, was looking for a mutually beneficial relationship. We had unused space to offer – and keeping up with our dedication to offering alternative learning and experiences […]

Alumni Writing Circle moved up to 10/12

Scott D. Feifer, a professional writer and longtime friend & supporter of Manos House, will facilitate an Alumni Writing Circle on Wednesday, October 12 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. When you register to attend (see flyer below for details), Scott will email you the link. We hope to see you there.

Upcoming event: Family Writing Circle on 10/11

Scott D. Feifer, a professional writer and longtime friend & supporter of Manos House, will facilitate a Family Writing Circle on Tuesday, October 11 at 6 p.m. at Manos House. Clients’ family members are welcome and encouraged to attend this session as well! See the flyer below for details.

Check us out in the Lebanon Daily News!

We are so honored & excited to be the subject of a feature story in the July 29th edition of the Lebanon Daily News! Reporter Daniel Larlham Jr. visited our campus to meet the team — as well as their coach & driver, Chris Long — behind our demolition derby car, which had its second […]

Upcoming event: Alumni Writing Circle on 8/3

Scott D. Feifer, a professional writer and longtime friend & supporter of Manos House, will facilitate a Writing Circle on Wednesday, August 3rd at 6 p.m. via Zoom. All Manos House & SIL alumni (as well as current residents of the latter) are welcome and urged to attend! See the flyer below for details, especially […]

A graduation, a carnival, & Big Bright Bounces!

We hosted an exciting combo celebration a couple weeks ago on campus: Graduation of Prospect Grove High School’s class of Summer ’22 + Carnival Family Night! Clients, their families, and staff came together for a day of fun and new beginnings. After the ceremony to recognize PGHS’ 6 new graduates, kids and adults alike enjoyed […]

Helping students carry the load

Manos House recently had the pleasure of donating 250 backpacks to Rainbow’s End Youth Services in Mount Joy — a gift made possible by our loyal supporters at VF Corporation. These backpacks will be given away to local students during REYS’ back-to-school backpack program for youth returning to school in the fall. Pictured here are […]

Follow along with our garden project

For our Food unit in Environmental Science at PGHS, we’re discussing the evolution of agriculture — with an emphasis on sustainable farming, environmental implications of food production, and factors that affect food availability throughout the world. To give it a hands-on lesson component, we’ve started an on-campus garden! We hope to impress on students how […]