SOS Berks is a coalition of Berks County community members who have joined together in an effort to reduce overdose deaths throughout the county. We are invested in educating our community about the disease of a substance use disorder, raising awareness about stigma, and providing information about the many resources available for prevention, treatment and recovery.
Our coalition provides education, resources, and training regarding the prevention, treatment, and recovery of substance use disorder. Our work focuses on eliminating overdose deaths by fighting the stigma of addiction, encouraging medication safety, and providing information on treatment and recovery resources and naloxone education.
SOS Berks is divided into six different committees that work on projects that aim to reduce overdose death and raise awareness of resources available in Berks County. Committees include:
Read our Summer 2022 issue of The Response to learn more about the people and organizations that make up SOS Berks.Read now
Albright College | Alvernia University | Berks Coalition to End Homelessness | Berks Community Health Center | Berks Connections/Pretrial Services | Berks Counseling Center | Berks Country Department of Emergency Services | Berks County Children and Youth Services | Berks County Commissioners | Berks County Community Foundation | Berks County Detectives | Berks County HealthChoices Program | Berks County Intermediate Unit | Berks County Jail System | Berks County Medical Society | Berks County Office of Aging | Berks County Office of Mental Health/ Developmental Disabilities | Berks County Office of Probation and Parole | Berks County Office of the Coroner | Berks County Office of the District Attorney | Berks County Office of Veteran Affairs | Caron Treatment Services | Centro Hispano | City of Reading Police | Community Care Behavioral Health Organization | Council on Chemical Abuse | DoubleTree of Reading | Drug-free Workplace | PA Easy Does It | Esterbrook Pharmacies | GEO Group Haven Behavioral | Health/ Transformations | Hoffmann Publishing Group | Kutztown University | LGBT Center | NAACP | Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Berks, Inc. | New Directions Treatment Services | Penn State Berks Campus | Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge | Pennsylvania Counseling Services | Pennsylvania National Guard | Reading Area Community College | Reading Hospital Tower Health | Reading-Berks Association of Realtors | Safe Berks Service Access Management | Southern Berks Regional EMS | Treatment Access and Services Center | United Way of Berks County | University of Pittsburgh Program Evaluation & Research Unit | Western Berks EMS | YMCA of Reading and Berks County
Watch this BCTV episode to learn more about the SOS Berks Opioid Coalition.
Yvonne Stroman is joined by Cory Trevena.