The Town of Yorktown Police Department and Hope Not Handcuffs- Hudson Valley, an Addiction Recovery Program is Seeking volunteer Angels!
The Town of Yorktown Police Department is seeking volunteer Angels to assist, as we are now a Hope Not Handcuffs – Hudson Valley location. We look forward to soon being able to offer this resource to our community and open our front door as a first step in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Hope Not Handcuffs-Hudson Valley, a program of the Tri-County Community Partnership Inc., is aimed at bringing law enforcement, community organizations and volunteers together to find viable treatment options for individuals seeking help to reduce dependency with any substance including heroin, prescription drugs, and alcohol. HNH-HV started in Orange County, NY in January of 2019, since then the program has rapidly grown to include 31 police departments across 5 counties, incorporating approximately 900 police officers. The program has a volunteer force of over 500 Angels.
How the program works: Anyone (with the exception of those subject to arrest warrants issued by law enforcement in connection with a violent crime, or, level 2 and 3 sex offenders) seeking help in the fight of drug or alcohol addiction may come to the Town of Yorktown Police Department and ask for the Hope Not Handcuffs program. They will be treated with compassion and respect. A call will be made to an “Angel” volunteer from the Hope Not Handcuffs team who will come to our department and, utilizing a program placement process, will actively seek out a treatment plan. Meeting at the police department provides a safe place for Angels and program participants to meet. Angels will offer comfort items from the Angel Bins located in our department.
Through this program individuals suffering from addiction will instantly gain an advocate and a network of resources designed to lead them to success. Hope Not Handcuffs – Hudson Valley, is a proactive approach to reach out to those in our community who are struggling with drug addiction and to encourage them to seek recovery and regain control of their lives.
To become an Angel or for more information about the program visit Hope Not Handcuffs for any additional questions please call us at (833) 428-4673.
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