Hope Not Handcuffs



Today we officially launched the '"Hope Not Handcuffs" Program along with FAN-Families Against Narcotics Blue Water Chapter. The program will allow us to connect individuals suffering from addiction to the support and treatment options they need. Read the press release below for more information.

*On January 2, 2020 the Port Huron Police Department officially launches the "Hope Not Handcuffs" initiative in the City of Port Huron. Persons struggling with any drug or alcohol addiction can come to the Port Huron Police Department when the lobby is open which is Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and ask for help, however, if a person is asking for help outside of normal business hours they will not be turned away. They will be greeted with support, compassion, and respect. A police officer will contact an Angel who will arrive and begin guiding the person through a brief intake process to ensure proper treatment.

Hope Not Handcuffs was started by Families Against Narcotics (FAN), aimed at bringing law enforcement and community organizations together in an effort to find viable treatment options for individuals seeking help to reduce dependency with heroin, prescription drugs, and alcohol.

If a person is uninsured or has Medicaid, they will work directly with the local Office of Substance Abuse Services for placement. If a person has private insurance, they will provide them with treatment options covered by their plan. Regardless, their team will work to get them into treatment as soon as possible. Over 75 volunteer Angels will help with the paperwork and provide compassionate support until a treatment option is found.

If you have questions about the program, please call their toll-free number: 833-202-HOPE (4673). You can also find information online at https://www.familiesagainstnarcotics.org/hopenothandcuffs

The Port Huron Police Department is excited to partner in the launch of Hope Not Handcuffs with Families Against Narcotics (FAN) to help insure a safe place for someone to come, ask for help, and start the recovery process.