Hope Exists Mission
The “HOPE ONE” mobile response unit offers critical support for persons struggling with the disease of addiction. The Atlantic County Sheriff’s Community Services Unit operates the mobile unit with the help of multiple partners. The “HOPE ONE” vehicle travels to locations throughout Atlantic County providing services to persons in need. Certified peer recovery specialists, who understand the needs of those suffering with addiction and who can triage individuals in crisis, staff the vehicle.
In addition, Narcan kits and training is provided to family members and friends of those suffering with addiction. The specialists staffing the van also maintain communications with treatment centers, so they can track available beds, in real time, in the event they encounter an individual who is in immediate need of treatment. Our goal is to provide direct assistance to people regardless of their socioeconomic status or condition.
The intent of the “HOPE ONE” mobile unit is to remove barriers for people in need of services and eliminate the stigma associated with seeking help. The mobile unit is a caring, non-judgmental environment for any resident of Atlantic County seeking safety and treatment guidance and support.