Upcoming dates for the HopeOne vehicle will be posted at the top of this page:
In 2017, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Community Outreach Unit, began partnering with the Cape May County Department of Human Services, Cape Assist Center for Addiction Recovery Education and Success, Cape Counseling Behavioral Healthcare Services, Cape Addiction Recovery Services (CARES) and Access to Reproductive Care and HIV Services (ARCH) to discuss plans for a new approach at delivering help and hope in a unique way, blending law enforcement and social services into communities to address the ongoing drug epidemic. The HopeOne program is centered around a mobile vehicle, intended to provide a comfortable, stigma free setting to promote the outreach program, to encourage personal contacts, and to effectively provide mobile and on-site services to individuals who have had difficulty navigating the journey of accessing appropriate addiction services. The program’s goal is to provide drug rehabilitation and counseling services to people prior to them having contact with law enforcement and the Criminal Justice System or worse, overdosing from these dangerous drugs.
HopeOne, staffed by a County Detective, licensed clinician, certified peer recovery specialist and (ARCH) nurse will travel periodically each month to locations throughout Cape May County and bring addiction services to persons in need. HopeOne will be able to provide clients immediate access to services and treatment facilities, putting them on the road to recovery and wellness prior to having contact with law enforcement and even avoiding overdose, which sadly too often results in death. In addition, training for Naloxone / Narcan will be administered on site by (ARCH) nurses employed by the South Jersey Aids Alliance and kits will be provided to family members and friends of those suffering with opioid addiction upon completion of this training. The Public Defender’s office has agreed to assist by addressing any outstanding warrants or other legal matters that may act as a perceived barrier to certain clients in need of recovery services. This outreach program, beginning in June 2018, allows for more interaction with people on the street and the ability to connect with individuals suffering from addiction in different communities throughout Cape May County.
Check back often for the updated HopeOne schedule!