About

We believe in the potential of every young man to be a positive, uplifting, contributing member of his community.
Chris Runkle
executive director

Manos House was established in 1972, to help young men free themselves from addictions that inhibit them from leading responsible, rewarding lifestyles.

In 1975, the program was incorporated as Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Services, Inc. A private, non-profit corporation, DARS, Inc. is governed by a board of directors comprised of volunteers from Lancaster and the surrounding community.

The corporation has three separately licensed programs that include Manos House, the Supervised Independent Living Program, and the Prospect Grove High School.

These programs are located at 1290 Prospect Road in Columbia, PA, which is a short distance from Lancaster City.

Typical clients have a history of substance abuse and delinquent behavior.

Referrals are made through probation departments, social service agencies, managed care agencies, and other treatment facilities by contacting the Treatment Director.

Both the residential and supervised independent living programs are aligned with PA Behavioral Health – Managed Care Organizations-CCBH, Perform Care, and Magellan. Drug and Alcohol Services, Inc. has a supportive and caring staff of counselors, educators, a psychologist, a chaplain, and mentors.

Staff members arc experienced and caring professionals with a sincere desire to serve this special population. A low client-to-staff ratio is maintained to ensure that clients receive the time and attention they deserve.

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Mission Statement

The mission of Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Services, Inc. is to help clients change the direction of their lives by providing a positive environment, counseling, and support to facilitate personal growth that encourages clients to live sober, responsible and truthful lives.

change starts here.

We would be glad to give you a personal tour, answer your questions, explain our approach - or be a source of information and encouragement towards helping the young men you know take the next step.