HISTORY

Following a spike in heroin related overdoses, deaths, and crime related to its resurgence in early 2014, Chief Deputy Prosecutor (now York County District Attorney) Dave Sunday and York County Coroner Pam Gay formed the York County Heroin Task Force with the initial goals of reducing the demand for heroin and illegally used prescription drugs, education of our citizens and the reduction of drug related crime in our community through public education and law enforcement.

The executive leadership continued work to clarify the mission and refinement of focus of the group, thus changing the name to York Opioid Collaborative in 2017.

The name change emphasized that opioid abuse and overdoses deaths are best addressed with a multi-sector group focused on broader issues that require sustained effort. In early 2018, the York Opioid Collaborative successfully received its 501(c)3 status as a non-profit organization. The achievement of a 501(c)3 status equipped the organization to pursue grant funding and hire an executive director to move initiatives forward.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF

OFFICERS

Kyle King
Board Chairperson

Chad Deardorff
Board Vice-chairperson

Susan Byrnes
Treasurer

Roberta Geidner
Secretary

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Audrey Gladfelter

Bev Mackereth

Bob Tome

Chad Bumbaugh

David Sunday

Matthew Howie

Natalie Williams

Pam Gay

Shannon Brady

Susan Byrnes

Walter A. Tilley, III

STAFF

Brittany Shutz
Executive Director

OUR VISION

The York Opioid Collaborative (YOC) seeks to reduce opioid addiction and deaths in York County, while creating an environment that promotes and supports recovery for those with Opioid Use Disorder and their families.

OUR MISSION

The Mission of the York Opioid Collaborative is to coordinate efforts in our region to reduce overdose deaths and to minimize the impact of the opioid epidemic in our community through four areas of focus:

PREVENT

Increase county-wide prevention and education efforts throughout York County to prevent or delay the onset of Substance Use Disorder.

RESCUE

Increase rescue efforts in York County to promote the health, safety, and well-being of persons at high risk for an overdose and/or those with a substance or opioid use disorder.

TREAT

Increase rescue efforts in York County to promote the health, safety, and well-being of persons at high risk for an overdose and/or those with a substance or opioid use disorder.

RECOVER

Ensure that all individuals in York County have the opportunity for successful recovery and supportive communities.

OUR PARTNERS

Partners in York Opioid Collaborative include government institutions, public health and safety organizations, local businesses, and concerned members of our community. For a full list of our partners, click the button below.