We are families who have been affected by the opioid epidemic. We are providing this site to offer assistance with information, resources and direction to families who are struggling with opioid addiction. The best thing a family can do is to get educated on disease management, available treatment options and ways to engage those who are in the grips of this addiction.
 
 
 
 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to support the segments of the Erie County Opioid Epidemic Task Force to deliver improved services to those affected by Substance Use Disorder by fortifying the community response to attain our common goal of eliminating addiction, illness and death from opioid use, to advocate for our loved ones while eradicating this public health crisis from our community and our homes.

 

We envision a joint effort to:

  • show respect for all people

  • minimize health, legal and social harms associated with substance use

  • provide comfort and compassion to those affected by Substance Use Disorder

  • advocate for available, affordable, comprehensive therapeutic services for those affected by Substance Use Disorder

  • educate the public

  • focus on prevention and early identification

  • reduce harm among families and individuals

  • pursue legal enactments to further our goals.

Goals: Eliminate addiction, illness and death from opioid use.

           To advocate for our loved ones.

To get help call the Addictions Hotline
(716) 831-7007 

or 

Buffalomatters.com

for information on Medication Assisted Treatment and referral to assistance

through an emergency room

Or Go to REAP Participating Police Stations:

  • Amherst         

  • Buffalo

  • Cheektowaga

  • Depew

  • East Aurora

  • Erie County Sheriff’s Office

  • Evans

  • Grand Island

  • Hamburg Town

  • Lancaster

  • NFTA

  • Niagara Falls

  • Orchard Park

  • Town of Tonawanda

The participating law enforcement agencies of the REAP program will not charge any person struggling with addiction (without an outstanding warrant) if the person presents themselves to the police department, with or without any drugs, and asks for help to get into treatment. The REAP program operates Monday through Friday, 7am—2pm.

 

“Every individual who comes into our police headquarters, regardless of their place of residence and their insurance status, will be helped. In addition, each person looking for help will be assigned an “Angel” to support the person through the intake process until they are referred into a treatment facility, whether that be inpatient or outpatient,” stated Town of Tonawanda Chief of Police, Jerry Uschold.

 

Task Force Meeting November 12, 2019

* note site change for this meeting

10am Erie Community College

          6205 Main Street

          Williamsville, NY

Educational information from the professionals please tune into:

12 Voices in 12 Hours- Opioids- replay

by WBEN 930 AM Radio

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