Hope Not Handcuffs is available within 100 police agencies in Michigan and 32 New York locations.

What Is It?

Hope Not Handcuffs is an initiative 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. It is a solution.


How It Works

A person struggling with any substance use disorder can come to any of the participating police agencies and ask for help. They will be greeted with support, compassion, and respect. If accepted into the program*, the individual will be guided through a brief intake process to ensure proper treatment placement.
If a person is uninsured or has Medicaid, we will work directly with the local Office of Substance Abuse Services for placement. If a person has private insurance, we will provide them with treatment options covered by their plan. Regardless, our team will work to get them into treatment as soon as possible. We have more than 600 volunteer Angels, and one of them will help with paperwork and provide compassionate support until a treatment option is found.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

*Exceptions that may make someone ineligible for the program: a felony or domestic violence warrant; danger to others; medical condition that may need hospitalization. 


Participants Given Hope

Since February 1, 2017


If you need help and are unable to get to a participating police department, you can fill out our online assessment form and an Angel will contact you as soon as possible.

please call our toll-free number.

833-202-HOPE (4673)


Participating Law Enforcement Agencies

  • Armada Closed Temporarily

  • Centerline 24/7

  • Chesterfield 24/7

  • Clinton Township 24/7

  • Eastpointe 8am-5pm

  • Fraser 24/7 

  • Macomb College Hours Vary

  • Macomb County Sheriff 24/7

  • New Baltimore 24/7

  • Richmond 24/7

  • Romeo Closed Temporarily

  • Roseville 24/7

  • Shelby Township 24/7

  • St. Clair Shores 24/7

  • Sterling Heights 24/7

  • Utica 24/7

  • Warren 24/7 East Entrance

  • 41B District Court
    M-F 9am-3:30pm

  • Auburn Hills 24/7 

  • Bloomfield Township 24/7  

  • Clawson M-W 7am-5pm Th 7am-7pm 

  • Farmington 24/7  

  • Farmington Hills 24/7 

  • Ferndale 24/7 

  • Bingham Farms M-F 9am-5pm

  • Hazel Park 24/7 

  • Holly Village M-S 8am-4pm

  • Huntington Woods M-F 8:30am-5pm

  • Madison Heights 24/7 

  • Novi 24/7 

  • Rochester 24/7 

  • Royal Oak 24/7  

  • South Lyon 24/7 

  • Southfield 24/7  

  • Troy 24/7 

  • Waterford 7am-7pm  

  • West Bloomfield 24/7  

  • White Lake Twp. 24/7 

  • Wixom 24/7 

  • Oak Park (coming soon) 

  • Berkley (coming soon)

  • Almont Village 8am-1pm

  • Imlay City Closed Temporarily 

  • City of Lapeer M-F 8am-4pm

  • Lapeer County Sheriff M-F 8am-5pm

  • Coleman PD City Hall 8am-4:30pm

  • Midland City 24/7 

  • Midland County Sheriff 24/7 

  • East Lansing

  • Ingham County Sheriff's Office

  • Lansing

  • Lansing Township

  • Leslie

  • Mason

  • Meridian Township

  • Michigan State University (MSU PD)

  • Stockbridge

  • Williamston

  • Bath Township

  • Bay Mills Police Department 24/7

  • Chippewa County Sheriff M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

  • Sault Tribe Law Enforcement M-F 8:00am-5:00pm (excluding holidays)

  • Allen Park 24/7

  • City of Wayne (coming soon)

  • Ecorse 24/7

  • Flat Rock 24/7

  • Garden City (coming soon)

  • Gibraltar 24/7

  • Harper Woods 24/7

  • Huron Twp. (coming soon)

  • Lincoln Park 24/7

  • Melvindale M-F8:30am-4:30pm 

  • River Rouge 24/7

  • Rockwood 24/7

  • Romulus 24/7

  • Southgate 24/7

  • Taylor 24/7

  • Woodhaven 24/7

  • Wyandotte 24/7

  • Grosse Ile (coming soon)

  • Argentine Township M-F 9am-3pm

  • Burton M-F 9am-5pm

  • Clio M-F 8am-4pm

  • City of Flint M-F 10am-4pm

  • City of Flushing M-F 9am-4pm

  • Genesee County Sheriff Closed Temporarily 

  • Grand Blanc Township 24/7

  • MPA of Genesee County M-F 9am-5pm

  • Montrose Twp. M-Th 8am-5pm F 8am-4pm

  • Bay City M-F 8am-4:30pm

  • Bay County Sheriff M-F 8am-4:30pm

  • Delta College Campus Police M-S 7am-11pm Su 8am-6pm

  • Essexville M-F 8am-5pm

  • Hampton Township 24/7

  • Birch Run (coming soon)

  • Bridgeport (coming soon)

  • Frankenmuth (coming soon)

  • Saginaw City PD M-Th 9am-4pm

  • Saginaw County Sheriff (coming soon)

  • Saginaw Township PD M-F 8am-5pm

  • Saginaw Valley State Univ. Police M 7am-5pm T-Su 7am-12am

  • Port Huron M-F 8am-4pm

  • Yale M-F 8am-4:30pm

  • St. Clair County Sheriff's Office M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

  • Clay Township PD 24/7

  • Charlotte

  • Eaton County Sheriff

  • Grand Ledge PD

  • Gaylord (coming soon)

  • Otsego County Sheriff's Office (coming soon)

  • Crawford County Sheriff (coming soon)

  • Grayling (coming soon)

This project is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Substance Fiscal Year 2018 State Opioid Response Grant (SOR) T/-18-015, awarded to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Points of view or opinions contained within this document do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of SAMHSA or MDHHS.

FAN offers Interpretative/Mobility Services. If you are interested in getting help through Hope Not Handcuffs, but need assistance due to limited English language proficiency or hearing/sight/physical impairment, please contact us at fan@familiesagainstnarcotics.org, or call 586-438-8500.

Families Against Narcotics
18900 15 Mile Road

Clinton Township, MI 48035

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