In 2020, The Hunterdon County Department of Human Services partnered with the Hunterdon County Sheriffs Office, with the idea to bring resources, education, and services to the community to address the opioid epidemic. The Hunterdon County Department of Human Services was awarded an Innovation Grant from the State of New Jersey to outfit a Hope One vehicle.
The HOPE ONE van is centered around a Stigma Free environment intended to provide education, resources, and outreach to individuals and families who may have difficulty in accessing services. The program’s goal is to provide access to drug rehabilitation and counseling before individuals encounter the criminal justice system. HOPE ONE will be staffed by a County Sherriff’s officer, and a Department of Human Services staff member.
HOPE ONE SERVICES INCLUDE:
Substance Use Disorder Information and Resources
Mental Health Information and Resources
Harm Reduction Information
Prescription Medication Drop Off
SNAP and Medicaid Enrollment
Housing and Social Service Resources
Referral Assistance Immediate help given when available
January 28, 2021: Hunterdon County Department Of Human Services And Sheriff Fred W. Brown Announce The Hunterdon County Hope One Van Initiative
Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners Director Sue Soloway and Deputy Director John E. Lanza joined the County Department of Human Services and Sheriff Fred W. Brown in hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony, on Thursday, January 28th, to unveil a new initiative, the Hope One Van, whose core mission is to offer education and lifesaving resources to those struggling with drug use and addiction.
Hunterdon County Commissioner Director Susan J. Soloway said, “As Director of the County’s Commissioner Board, I am proud to support this important endeavor on behalf of our residents, and I pray that Hope One will make a positive difference in the lives of those suffering with addiction.” READ MORE...