Throughout the pandemic, health-care providers and counselors throughout the region have been reporting increases in mental health and substance abuse issues. With the challenges employers are facing with workforce, ensuring the health and safety of employees and the workplace is critical. The Chamber of Commerce is a member of the United in Recovery coalition under the United Way of Columbia and Montour Counties to support efforts to prevent and deal with substance abuse.
A toolkit is available to help employers with a drug-free workplace. The United Way has also developed a comprehensive resource guide for counseling, treatment, and other human services. For additional resources, contact the United Way at 570-784-3134.