A local sheriff's office is stepping out into the community to help fight the opioid epidemic.
On Wednesday, September 12th, the Atlantic County Sheriff's Office's Hope One Mobile Response Unit stopped by Egg Harbor City to offer services and resources to members of the community who may be struggling with drug addiction.
The Hope One Mobile Unit also offered free Narcan kits and training on how to use them.
Officials say the goal of Hope One is to spread a positive message in the community that recovery is possible and help is there when they need it.
"We're trying to provide hope and relief to the community with the opioid epidemic," said Timothy Reed, a chief warrant officer at the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office. "We're trying to provide help to the people out here."
To learn more about HopeOne and its services visit hopeoneac.com.