P.I.L.L.A.R. Providing Information at Local Libraries to Assist Recovery

Cambria County ranks third in the State of Pennsylvania for drug-related deaths per 100,000 persons. While numerous county agencies are focused on controlling the drug-traffic and use within the county, there is limited focus on the families impacted by the death of a family member. To provide support for families who are struggling with understanding their situation, this project will use the network of 14 public libraries and four academic libraries in the county to create centers for information on drug and alcohol abuse and dealing with loss. All resources for the library centers will be identified through agencies such as the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, in addition to state agencies such as PA Stop. Training of library staff in how to disseminate the information will also take place.

Project Details

Organization Name

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Organization Type
Academic institution
Community college
Project Lead


Start Date
December 18, 2017
End Date
April 30, 2018
Funding Amount
Student, College & Post-grad
Student, K-12
General Public
Library or Information Professional
Health care Provider
Teens (13-18 yrs.)