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HOPE NOT HANDCUFFS

FAN's flagship program, Hope Not Handcuffs, allows anyone who is struggling with a substance use disorder to go to any of 125+ participating law enforcement agencies or community partners and ask for help. FAN then dispatches a volunteer “Angel” to meet the participant at their location, offer support, and work with the Hope Not Handcuffs call center to assist the individual with getting placed into treatment.

Volunteer Angels are an integral part of Hope Not Handcuffs. If you’re a compassionate person who would like to be an Angel and make a difference in someone’s life, FAN can use you. The hours are flexible and the work is incredibly rewarding.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Hope Not Handcuffs team, please follow the steps below and we will be in contact shortly.

Questions: 833-202-HOPE (4673) or hnh@familiesagainstnarcotics.org.

If you are currently in recovery, please list your sobriety date and what programs you are working to maintain your sobriety under the Special Skills or Qualifications section. Any applicants with under two years of sobriety will be carefully reviewed by the Hope Not Handcuffs Committee. Thank you for your understanding. 

NOTE: FAN requests a suggested donation of $15 to cover the costs of the Angel t-shirt and shipping. Information on how to make the donation will be sent following your training session, or you can donate in advance at THIS LINK.

STEP 1

The first step in becoming an "Angel" is to fill out the simple online application (click the button below). After completing the application, proceed to Step 2 to choose the location, date and time of your training.

STEP 2

Choose your Angel Training...

REMINDER: You must fill out and submit the Angel Application before signing up for an Angel training session.

Upcoming Training Sessions
(Classes without naloxone training are 90 minutes long; classes with naloxone training are 2.5 hours long)

Tuesday, January 31st, at 10:00 am

Virtual New Angel & Refresher Training Session

Includes Naloxone Training

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Tuesday, January 31st, at 11:00 am

In-Person New Angel & Refresher Training Session

Includes Naloxone Training

Oakland University

312 Meadow Brook Rd.

Rochester, MI 48307

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Thursday, February 2nd, at 5:30 pm

In-Person New Angel & Refresher Training Session

Includes Naloxone Training

The Stream

1 State Rd., 2nd Floor

Newaygo, MI 49337

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Thursday, February 2nd, at 6:00 pm

Virtual New Angel & Refresher Training Session

This training is for the online placement process only

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Monday, February 6th, at 6:30 pm

Virtual New Angel & Refresher Training Session

For Angels in the Great Lakes Bay Region

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Tuesday, February 7th, at 6:00 pm

In-Person New Angel & Refresher Training Session

Includes Naloxone Training

Farmington Hills Police Department

31655 W. 11 Mile Rd.

Farmington Hills, MI 48336

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Wednesday, February 8th, at 10:00 am

Virtual New Angel & Refresher Training Session

Includes Naloxone Training

Register Now!

Thursday, February 16th, at 10:00 am

Virtual New Angel & Refresher Training Session

Includes Naloxone Training

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Tuesday, February 28th, at 6:00 pm

In-Person New Angel & Refresher Training Session

Includes Naloxone Training

FAN Office

18900 15 Mile Rd.

Clinton Township, MI 48035

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NOTE: Venues for in-person meetings may or may not require that you wear a face covering. We ask that you please respect the venue's mask policy when attending an in-person event.

FAN offers Interpretative/Mobility Services. If you are interested in one of these training sessions, but need assistance due to limited English language proficiency or hearing/sight/physical impairment, please contact fan@familiesagainstnarcotics.org at least 7 days prior to the scheduled class date.

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