The Monmouth Journal
As the opioid crisis rages across the country, services are strained more than ever due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But, thanks to the connections of Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services), one grant led to three new programs — and room to grow even further.
When the Monmouth County Division of Behavioral Health was offered the chance to submit an innovative grant proposal to the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services addressing the opioid epidemic, Division Director Desiree Whyte knew the opportunity would be the perfect project to bring to Monmouth ACTS’ Behavioral Health Hub, or working group, of which she is co-chair.
“We came together to brainstorm, and determined there was a need to really engage residents struggling with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) throughout the County, and connect them with services,” she said.