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In 2020, The Hunterdon County Department of Human Services partnered with the Hunterdon County Sheriff's Office, with the idea to bring resources, education, and services to the community to address the opioid epidemic. The Hunterdon County Department of Human Services was awarded an Innovation Grant from the State of New Jersey to outfit a Hope One vehicle.
Hope One Van - Hope Is Around the Corner
The HOPE ONE van is centered around a Stigma-Free environment intended to provide education, resources, and outreach to individuals and families who may have difficulty in accessing services. The program’s goal is to provide access to drug rehabilitation and counseling before individuals encounter the criminal justice system. HOPE ONE will be staffed by a County Sherriff’s office and a Department of Human Services staff member.
Hope One Services Include
- Substance Use Disorder Information and Resources
- Mental Health Information and Resources
- Harm Reduction Information
- Prescription Medication Drop Off
- SNAP and Medicaid Enrollment
- Housing and Social Service Resources
- Referral Assistance Immediate help is given when available
- Narcan education
- Community Resource Referrals
- Family Guidance and Support
Hunterdon County Board of Mental Health
The Hunterdon County Mental Health Board. The role of this Board shall be to serve as an advisor to the Board of Chosen Commissioners through the Human Services Advisory Council, and to the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services regarding the development of mental health services in Hunterdon County. The Board shall make recommendations concerning any aspect of mental health service delivery in accordance with existing State and County statutes and regulations. Please contact the Department of Human Services for more information on how to get involved with the Mental Health Board.
National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)/Hunterdon
NAMI offers two free programs for families of loved ones with mental health challenges. NAMI Family-to-Family is NAMI's flagship program and is recognized as an Evidence-Based Program for relatives of adults with mental illness. NAMI Basics is a Best Practice Program (currently in the process of obtaining Evidence-Based recognition) for parents (and primary caregivers) of school-age children/adolescents with mental challenges (whether diagnosed or not). No family should face this journey alone! visit NAMI programs.