Morris County Sheriff’s Office Hope One Mobile Recovery Vehicle Goes To Jersey Shore for ‘Plunge For Recovery’

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office Hope One mobile substance abuse recovery vehicle traveled to Asbury Park Saturday, Feb. 16, to participate in Daytop New Jersey’s first “Plunge For Recovery” to assist people struggling with opioid addiction pay for treatment.

A peer recovery specialist and Morris County Sheriff's Officer with a penquin mascot in Asbury Park
Kelly LaBar, a peer recovery specialist for Morris County CARES and Morris County Sheriff’s Officer Travis Somerville at Daytop New Jersey’s ‘Plunge For Recovery’ in Asbury Park on Feb. 16, 2019.

 

A premier treatment facility based in Mendham, Daytop brought in more than $50,000 raised in pledges by hundreds of supporters who dashed into the frigid Atlantic Ocean at the 4th Avenue Beach.

Launched on April 3, 2017, by Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Hope One brings resources, treatment information and Narcan training to communities and people in a non-judgmental way.  Hope One’s staff has made contact with more than 6,000 individuals since its inception and the program is the model for Hope One Newark, which launched in December.

Morris County Sheriff’s Officer Travis Somerville and Kelly LaBar, a peer recovery specialist for Morris County CARES, manned Hope One at Asbury Park.

Hope One in Asbury Park
Morris County Sheriff’s Office Hope One mobile substance abuse recovery vehicle at Daytop New Jersey’s ‘Plunge For Recovery’ in Asbury Park on Feb. 16, 2019.

Morris County Sheriff’s Office Hope One Mobile Recovery Program Inspires Hope One Newark

The city of Newark has followed the lead of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office in setting up Hope One Newark, a mobile substance abuse recovery vehicle that brings critical resources to addicted, vulnerable people.

“Who would have thought that, within a year and a half, we’d reach thousands throughout the state?” Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon said. “I had a simple premise in mind, to bring our collective services to the at-risk population, wherever they are, and whenever they need us.”

Hope One white and purple van on The Green
Morris County Sheriff’s Office Hope One on the Morristown Green in December 2018.

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Morris County Sheriff’s Office Hope One Mobile Recovery Vehicle To Be Beachside At Daytop NJ’s ‘Plunge For Recovery’ In Asbury Park

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office’s Hope One mobile substance abuse recovery vehicle will participate on Saturday, February 16, in Mendham-based Daytop NJ’s first “Plunge For Recovery” at the 4th Avenue Beach in Asbury Park.

Anyone interested in taking a dip at 1 p.m. in the Atlantic Ocean to help pay for inpatient treatment of individuals recovering from addiction can register at daytopnj.org under Events, or the day of the plunge at Convention Hall. Registration starts at 10 a.m. at Convention Hall in Asbury Park.

Hope One mobile substance abuse recovery vehicle on the Green in Morristown
Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon’s Hope One mobile substance abuse recovery vehicle, with staff, on The Green in Morristown.

Hope One was launched by Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon on April 3, 2017, as a program to bring critical services to people struggling with addiction, their families and friends. Twice a week, Hope One parks in areas throughout Morris County where at-risk people congregate and offers free Narcan training, information about recovery and mental health services, coffee, water, snacks – and a positive, non-judgmental approach.

Hope One is operated by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Community Services Unit in partnership with the Morris County Department of Human Services, the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris Counties, and Morris County’s Prevention Is Key, Center for Addiction Recovery Education and Success (CARES).