(Paramus, NJ) August 21, 2017 – Boiling Spring Savings Bank recently donated $10,000 to Children’s Aid and Family Services’ Opioid Overdose Recovery Program. The program was launched in May 2017 by The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources, a program of Children’s Aid and Family Services. It is staffed by Recovery Specialists, who are themselves in long-term recovery. They provide peer support to survivors of overdoses who have been revived by Narcan (Naloxone) at all six Bergen County hospital emergency rooms. The Recovery Specialists aim to guide survivors into treatment and connect them with essential support services. In Bergen County, there were 87 overdose deaths in 2015; this number increased to 98 in 2016.
“Boiling Springs Savings Bank has been a strong supporter of Children’s Aid and Family Services for many years, and we are very grateful for this generous donation toward The Opioid Overdose Recovery Program,” says Jerry Binney, president & CEO of Children’s Aid and Family Services. “The early results of the program are promising, with approximately 50 percent of individuals approached going into treatment.”
“We are very pleased that our Board of Directors authorized management to donate to Children’s Aid and Family Services to help them continue their work in the areas of drug prevention and opioid overdose recovery,” stated Robert E. Stillwell, president, and CEO of Boiling Springs. “The Opioid Overdose Recovery Program is already making an impact on this crisis in Bergen County and Boiling Springs is proud to be a small part of that success.”
About Boiling Springs Savings Bank
Boiling Springs Savings Bank is a New Jersey chartered savings bank with $1.7 billion in assets. The Bank is headquartered in Rutherford, New Jersey and has 17 branch locations in Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic Counties. Boiling Springs offers a full suite of loan and deposit products, plus many services, including free mobile banking, online banking, Debit MasterCard and free bill pay services. Its deposits are insured by the FDIC. For more information, visit www.bssbank.com, www.facebook.com/bssbanknj, www.twitter.com/bssbankNJ, or www.linkedin.com/company/boiling-springs-savings-bank
About Children’s Aid and Family Services
Children’s Aid and Family Services is a leading nonprofit human services organization serving northern New Jersey. The agency is fully accredited and has served the community for more than 115 years. Its mission is to preserve, protect, and when needed, provide families. Motivated by compassion and in partnership with the community, we make positive lasting differences in the lives of those we serve. We provide high quality, innovative services to children and their families that advance social, educational and emotional development and wellbeing. For more information on Children’s Aid and Family Services, call 201.261.2800 or visit www.cafsnj.org.