HOPE ONE is a collaborative partnership between the Morris County Sheriff’s Department, Morris County Department of Human Services, the Mental Health Association of Morris County, and Prevention Is Key/ Center for Addiction Recovery Education and Success (CARES).
Along with a plain clothed Sheriff’s Officer and a Mental Health Professional, Certified Peer Recovery Specialists from CARES, provide supports, linkage to services and lifesaving Narcan. CARES provides 24/7 phone coverage for anyone needing help with Substance Use Disorder. The project launched on April 3, 2017. As of 5/8/20, Hope One has:
- Made 422 stops.
- Had 5,301 people visit the vehicle.
- Provided Narcan Rescue Trainings to 2,442 individuals with 44 kits reported being used to save a life.
- Navigated 170 individuals to treatment directly from Hope One with another individuals being connected to 139 Mental Health Services.
Additionally, in the summer of 2019 Hope One and its collaborative partners received the Michael Shanahan Leadership in Public Private Cooperation Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. CARES has also trained Peer Recovery Specialists for other Hope One initiatives throughout the state including Hope One Essex and Hope One Newark.
This program is made possible by the Morris County Department of Human Services.
To find out where Hope One is next, please visit: https://sheriff.morriscountynj.gov/community/hope-one/ or call (973) 625-1143.