It takes a community. Oaks Integrated Care is excited to work with the Evesham Police Department and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office for the new Straight… to Treatment program. Beginning Monday, March 26, Burlington County residents struggling with addiction will have the opportunity to seek treatment and turn in their drugs at the Evesham Police Department without the fear of arrest.
Oaks will be on-call on Mondays from 12:00-7:00pm to meet in-person with individuals who voluntarily enter the Evesham Police Department and request help with an addiction. Each individual who walks through the door will be treated with dignity, compassion and respect. A team member or coordinating provider will immediately complete an assessment and begin the process to link the person to treatment as soon as possible. We will also coordinate follow-up care and referral to additional community resources to support their recovery.
Derry Holland, Oaks Chief Executive Office, shares, “The most important way we can address the opioid crisis is to join together as a community. Moving forward, our goal is to continue to create partnerships with local law enforcement, townships, hospitals and nonprofit community providers to make an impact in our region.”
From left to right: Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina; Oaks Integrated Care Vice President Brenda Brown-Goggins; Oaks Integrated Care Addiction Services Supervisor Nicole Bixler; Evesham Township Police Chief Chris Chew; Evesham Township Mayor Randy Brown.