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Burlington County Board Director Felicia Hopson and Deputy
Director Tom Pullion will be joined by County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and
other County officials on Tuesday for the launch of a new initiative to improve
access to addiction treatment and other community services that can assist
residents in recovery.
“The coronavirus pandemic is not the only health crisis
impacting Burlington County. We cannot forget that addiction is also claiming
the lives of our friends, neighbors and loved ones at an alarming rate,”
Director Hopson said about the launch of the county’s new Recovery Center, where individuals can obtain peer support and information
about treatment programs, recovery support services and community resources.
The Recovery Center will also have space for
other wellness activities and classes on subjects like nutrition, anger
management, relaxation and meditation and resume writing, and a meeting room
for groups like Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous to use.
“There are real people
who will benefit greatly from a program like this. It’s why I’m so proud we’re
launching this initiative,” Hopson said.
The launch will take place Tuesday at noon at the
Burlington County Human Services Building, 795 Woodlane Road, Westampton.
In addition to Coffina, Hopson and Pullion will be joined
by Burlington County Department of Human Services officials, representatives
from provider Prevention Is Key and a peer recovery coach.
Media are invited to attend but are asked to RSVP for planning purposes by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Public Information Office at 609-265-5020.
All attendees will be required to wear appropriate masks
and face coverings and adhere to social-distancing guidelines.
Date and time: Tuesday at noon
Location: Burlington County
Human Services Building, 795 Woodlane Road, Westampton, NJ