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Council on Chemical Abuse Awards Opioid Settlement Funds for Three Projects in Berks County

by Council on Chemical Abuse

Council on Chemical Abuse Awards Opioid Settlement Funds for Three Projects in Berks County

The Council on Chemical Abuse (COCA) Board of Directors recently approved contract allocations totaling $213,554 for three projects that focus on prevention and treatment of the opioid crisis in Berks County. All projects will be funded, in whole or in part, through the Berks County Opioid Settlement Fund.

The Berks Opioid Settlement Funds are in place to address the detrimental effects of the opioid/overdose crisis in Berks County and to help protect the community from such negative effects in the future. These funds will be used to provide services related to opioid use disorders (OUD) and any co-occurring substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health (MH) conditions to all communities and residents in Berks County with respect, dignity, and equity while supporting culturally appropriate services and programs.

Below are the specific projects to be supported through Berks Opioid Settlement Funds:

For a more complete list of projects and more detailed information on funds, visit the cocaberks.org Opioid Settlement Funds page.

Berks County receives a specified amount of funds annually from Pennsylvania’s allotment of the National Opioid Settlement. The Berks County Commissioners authorized COCA to manage and distribute the funds locally in accordance with the National Opioid Settlement. COCA has served as the Single County Authority for substance use prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery services for Berks County since 1972. More information regarding the Opioid Settlement can be found at www.cocaberks.org.