Farmington Hills Police and Farmington Public Safety Departments are seeking “Angel” volunteers to help with the new Hope Not Handcuffs program, expanding soon in Oakland County.
The collaborative effort between Families Against Narcotics (FAN), law enforcement, and other local organizations helps those addicted to prescription pills, heroin, and other substances. When people come to the police or public safety department seeking help, the Hope Not Handcuffs team works to get them into treatment as soon as possible.
Launched in Macomb County on February 1, 2017, Hope Not Handcuffs has helped connect more than 1,000 participants with the resources and support they deserve. Angels help participants with paperwork and provide compassionate support until a treatment option is found.
The next Angel training will take place on Tuesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. hosted by the Farmington Hills Police Department in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 31555 W. 11 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills.
You can sign up to become an Angel at familiesagainstnarcotics.org/hopenothandcuffs.If you have questions about the program, call 833-202-HOPE (4673).