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Narcan Training by Hope Not Handcuffs

Narcan Training by Hope Not Handcuffs

About 20 people attended the Narcan training session organized by Assemblyman Colin Schmitt next door to his headquarters in Washingtonville on Jan. 30. Representatives from Hope Not Handcuffs (which is partnering with the Washingtonville Police Department to help people get into recovery programs) and Keep It Moving jointly led the instruction. For more information, please see the associated article from the Washingtonville Police Department. (Photo by Eugenia Moskowitz)

How to be a Hope Not Handcuffs Angel

Washingtonville Police Department is partnering with “Hope Not Handcuffs-Hudson Valley” and looking for Angel volunteers in our area.

What is Hope Not Handcuffs? Hope Not Handcuffs is an initiative 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 any substance including heroin, prescription drugs, and alcohol. A person can come to a participating law enforcement agency and ask for help. They will be greeted with compassion and respect. An Angel volunteer will be called to assist until a treatment option is found. Are you interested in helping someone that suffers from drug or alcohol addiction? Would you be willing to donate a little of your time to have a direct impact on someone’s path to recovery? The Hope Not Handcuffs program is growing and we need volunteer ‘Angels’ to continue its success!

What is an Angel? Angels help participants complete paperwork and place a call to the appropriate provider for treatment assistance. Meetings are safe and always take place at a participating police station. Once a treatment option is found, transportation will be arranged. Volunteers pick their days and hours to be “on call”.

NEW ANGEL TRAINING Wednesday – February 12th, 2019 6:00pm- Check in 6:30-8:30pm -Training
Location: Orange County BOCES Carl Onken Conference Center 53 Gibson Rd. Goshen, NY 10924
To attend the training, register here:

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