The “Warm Handoff” was established to respond to overdose survivors. Once the individual is medically stable, a Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) meets with the survivor on site at the hospital and assists them in engaging in treatment and recovery services. This initiative is provided through a contract with Treatment Access and Services Center (TASC).
In Berks County, Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) services have emerged to provide around-the-clock assistance. These peer-to-peer recovery services have demonstrated positive outcomes across the nation, including a dramatic drop in crisis contacts and hospitalizations, less alcohol and drug use, improved living situations, and enhanced income and health, as compared to individuals not receiving these support services. Locally, CRS services have shown to be helpful in assisting individuals who are confronted with significant challenges, to complete treatment and reduce barriers to achieving long-term recovery.
Treatment Access and Services Center (TASC) is currently seeking PART TIME employees for the Warm Handoff (WHO) program, working out of the Emergency Department at the Reading Hospital in West Reading, PA. CLICK HERE to learn more information.