CCARS was founded to serve all surrounding communities with compassion and empathy. We remain committed to the healing of our communities by serving individuals and families. Our trained counselors and staff are dedicated to your well-being.
To promote healing using a faith-based approach that
- Restores dignity
- Reclaims purpose &
- Proclaims freedom
for both individuals and families affected by drugs and alcohol and related mental health issues.
Community Care & Addiction Recovery Services provides outpatient & intensive outpatient services for individuals and families affected by substance abuse and related mental health issues. It’s our goal to create a treatment center that is committed to healing and restoration for people from all walks of life. We recognize that the decision to seek counseling can be difficult. We are here to help. it’s our privilege to guide you in your journey no matter what your “story” may be. We offer community-based care with flexibility to accommodate individuals and families. CCARS seeks to fill the gap between no care and expensive, un-affordable long-term facilities. We provide quality care and support that individuals and families need for their health and wellness. Affordable counseling by trained professionals with cost-effective services in a loving and caring environment is always our goal. We are licensed in the State of Pennsylvania and we adhere to strict confidentiality laws. We assist individuals that need residential treatment in transitioning to rehabs or other long-term facilities.
Who We Are
Samuel received a 2-year certificate from Youth Challenge International in Human Services, and a Bachelor of Science from Lancaster Bible College. He is a certified addiction counselor and has worked in the field of addictions since 2006. He has served as a counselor and also in a supervisory role as a lead counselor throughout the years. He has a great desire to see healthy communities, and he participates in community training and speaking engagements on addictions and family.
Dr. Byler, a board certified family physician, serves as the Medical Director of Community Care & Addiction Recovery Services. He has strong interest in working with people and deeply cares for the community. He understands the needs of those seeking help to overcome addictions. In practice since 1986, he offers a great wealth of knowledge and experience in health.
Gladys graduated with a Master’s Degree from Lancaster Bible College. She has worked in mental health with multiple agencies over the years in Lancaster County. She deeply cares for people, especially children. She brings experience from serving in mental health and behavioral health.
Annetta joined CCARS in January of 2020 as a student intern from Regent University. She graduated from Elizabethtown college with a bachelors in Psychology. She received master’s degree in Counseling from Regent University. She enjoys working with people. Her desire is to help people with addiction and mental health issues. She conducts individual sessions and group therapy as well.
My degree is a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Ohio State University (1988) My most recent work experience includes 18 years with the Department of Veterans Affairs serving vets experiencing homelessness and addiction. Over my 32 years as a social worker I have worked at a community mental health center as a therapist. I have also served as a caseworker involved in home health care as well as a vocational counselor with agencies providing rehabilitation services. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family as well as reading, hiking, fishing and working out at the gym.
Daniel Riley has a Bachelor of Science degree in general studies with a minor in psychology. Daniel has worked in the addiction field since 1991. Most of his time has been with the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Daniel joined CCARS in 2019 as a group counselor. Daniel enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and his dogs and cats. He also loves growing in his faith by listening to Christian Radio, studying the word, and cultivating a closer walk with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Lanee Kmieczak joined CCARS in 2019 as an administrative assistant. Her background is in early childhood education and camping ministry, but she decided to make a career switch and put her organizational skills to work at CCARS. Lanee enjoys spending time with her husband and children, cooking and being outdoors.
Lisa Tully our Office Manager joined the CCARS team in June 2020. She has a Masters of Education and her recent experience has been in the leadership role as a Director of a Childcare Center. Her husband is a pastor at a Church in Leola and she is very involved with the Education Ministry, Missions Team and Choir there. In her free time, Lisa enjoys reading and spending time with her family.