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Oaks Integrated Care Sets Goal for Thanksgiving Meals for Families in Need

2019-11-12T18:58:41-05:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Press Release, Home Page|

Mt. Holly, N.J. – Oaks Integrated Care, a behavioral health service provider, has announced the launch of its 2019 Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive to benefit individuals and families in need throughout New Jersey. Donations of frozen turkeys and nonperishable Thanksgiving food items can be made now through November 18. Oaks Integrated Care hopes to collect over ­­­­­­­­­­1,900 turkeys to help make Thanksgiving special for families in their programs. Last year, Oaks distributed over 1,900 Thanksgiving dinners to families in need and this year the need is just as great. “Through our Thanksgiving Turkey Drive, we assist community members living in poverty and struggling with mental illness or a developmental disability to celebrate the holiday with a traditional Thanksgiving meal,” [...]

PTSD Awareness and Trauma Informed Care

2019-07-01T09:12:46-04:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Oaks Blog, Home Page|

June is PTSD Awareness Month and although it is drawing to a close, being aware of trauma is not a one-month activity. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, commonly called PTSD, has in the past twenty years or so become quite familiar in the public mind. It is most often associated with veterans and their wartime service, but they are not alone in experiencing PTSD. PTSD can affect anyone who has had significant traumatic experience such as serious accident, natural disaster, sudden death of a loved one, violent personal assault, rape, or life-threatening situation. Compounding the situation may be addiction or other coping mechanisms or other underlying conditions that also require treatment. Consider these facts: Annually, PTSD will directly [...]

Oaks Earns Accreditation

2019-03-25T17:07:29-04:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Oaks Blog, Home Page|

In December, Oaks Integrated Care received exciting news – another set of our programs were accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International, an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. A total of 41 programs representing ten service areas were peer-reviewed by a five-member accreditation team in October. The surveyors were on-site for three days. They reviewed person-served and staff records as well as agency policies and program manuals. They toured Oaks’ residences and facilities. They spoke with staff and interviewed our consumers/those who receive our services. “Oaks Integrated Care’s staff members are motivated, professional, caring, and well qualified for their positions with a trend toward long tenure. They approach the mission as [...]

Are You Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolution?

2019-01-25T09:01:08-05:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Oaks Blog, Home Page|

On January 1, so many of us kick off the year feeling full of energy, determination and motivation. Maybe you decided to join a gym, start meditating, throw out that bag of chips in your pantry, vow to stop smoking or even sign up for yoga classes. But now as the month moves along and reality sets in, millions of us will fail to achieve our New Year's resolution goals. You are not alone. In fact, over 80% of people who make New Year’s resolutions fail to achieve them. When we strive to reach unrealistic goals, we ultimately set ourselves up for failure. This sense of failure can have a negative impact on our overall mental and physical health [...]

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