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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.

IMPORTANT: If you are interested in becoming an Angel for the Hope Not Handcuffs team, please follow the steps below and we will be in contact shortly. You must fill out and submit the Angel Application (under Step 1 below) before signing up for an Angel training session.

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 $10 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)

Monday, February 26th, at 6:00 pm

Virtual New Angel & Refresher Training Session

Includes Naloxone Training

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Thursday, March 7th, at 6:00 pm

In-Person New Angel & Refresher Training Session

Includes Naloxone Training

Ionia County Health Department

175 E. Adams St.

Ionia, MI 48846

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Wednesday, March 13th, at 6:00 pm

Virtual New Angel & Refresher Training Session

Includes Naloxone Training

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Wednesday, March 20th, at 6:00 pm

In-Person New Angel & Refresher Training Session

Includes Naloxone Training

Farmington Hills City Hall Council Chambers

31555 W. 11 Mile Rd.

Farmington Hills, MI 48336

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Wednesday, April 17th, at 6:00 pm

In-Person New Angel & Refresher Training Session

Includes Naloxone Training

Wyandotte Police Department

2015 Biddle Rd.
Wyandotte, MI 48192

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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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