Auburn Hills Seeking Volunteers for Hope Not Handcuffs Program, Training Aug. 21

Auburn Hills Seeking Volunteers for Hope Not Handcuffs Program, Training Aug. 21

(Auburn Hills Police, Aug. 17, 2018)

Auburn Hills, MI – The Auburn Hills Police Department is joining the Hope Not Handcuffs initiative, and they are looking for volunteers from the community. Hope Not Handcuffs is a proactive approach to reach out to people struggling with drug addiction to encourage them to seek recovery and regain control of their lives.  Those who ask for help will be welcomed into the police station with compassion and respect.  The officer or deputy will call a volunteer who will come to the station to speak with the addict.  The angel, will find emergency resources to get the person into treatment, find emergency shelter, or even provide a snack and other comfort items.

The group is offering free training to anyone interested at the Auburn Hills Police Department,  1899 N Squirrel Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M on Tuesday, August 21st. To register please go to https://www.familiesagainstnarcotics.org/hopenothandcuffs-angel

Hope Not Handcuffs (HNH) launched on February 1, 2017 with 19 police departments in Macomb County as well as Ferndale and Harper Woods.  Since its inception, HNH has expanded to include over 59 police departments in five counties and have successfully connected more than 1400 participants with the resources and treatment they need and deserve.

About Hope Not Handcuffs

Hope Not Handcuffs is an initiative started by Families Against Narcotics (FAN), aimed at bringing law enforcement, community organizations and volunteers together to find viable treatment options for individuals seeking help to reduce dependency with heroin, prescription drugs, and alcohol. It is a solution.  Learn more at familiesagainstnarcotics.org/hopenothandcuffs.

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