ABOUT SOS BERKS
Like many communities across Pennsylvania and the United States, Berks County is in the grips of an unprecedented opioid epidemic, fueled by soaring abuse of such highly addictive and dangerous drugs as heroin, fentanyl, and other prescription pain killers. The current opioid crisis clearly meets the dictionary definition of an epidemic: an unusually high occurrence of disease or illness.
We are a collection of people invested in providing our community with the needed support, resources, and education to raise awareness, stop the stigma, and end opioid overdose deaths in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
WHAT WE DO
Berks County's key decision makers recognize their responsibility to respond to this epidemic, and convened the Berks County Opioid Task Force to develop proactive and effective responses to the opioid epidemic on a local level.The sum of our combined efforts is greater than that of any individual.
Our coalition provides education, resources, training, data, and information to help residents of Berks County find the strength and hope they need. In addition to raising awareness and supporting community events, SOS Berks has provided Naloxone training to dozens of individuals. Contact us to request a presentation & training for your community group.