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 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).