In 2015, a number of local addiction experts and community leaders began working together to form Berks HOPE (Helping Others/Providing Expertise); a coalition dedicated to making addiction recovery resources more accessible and helping members of our community achieve long-term recovery. These agencies included:
Caron Treatment Centers, Treatment Access Services Center Inc. (TASC), The Council on Chemical Abuse (COCA), Reading Health System, Easy Does It (EDI), Common Ground Recovery Ministry, Berks County District Attorney’s Office, Rick Wolf - Education Leader and Retired Assistant Superintendent of Governor Mifflin School District, Berks County Medical Society, Reading School District
In December of 2018, the members of Berks HOPE opted to combine their efforts with the work being done by SOS Berks. Additional information about ongoing outreach from SOS Berk is available here: www.councilonchemicalabuse.org/sosberks.
Over the course of the 3 years a number of community events and public forms were held for the Berks and surrounding communities. Below are video excerpts from these events.
High with Hope in Berks – February 22, 2017