Oaks Receives $9.7 Million in State Funding to Help Battle Opioid Crisis

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A non-profit organization has received new funding from the state to help bring an end to the opioid crisis in South Jersey.

Oaks Integrated Care officials announced on Wednesday, January 3rd, that it has received $9.7 million in funding from the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

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Oaks will use the funding to provide enhanced care management for individuals throughout South Jersey who are struggling with an opioid use disorder.

The program will bring essential recovery services and 80 new jobs to the area with sites based in Camden, Atlantic and Cumberland counties, as well as in-community mobile response teams.

The funding is part of the new $35 million funding grant announced by Governor Chris Christie earlier this week to help provide more intensive services that treat the whole individual.

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