Members of a local sheriff's office stepped out into the community to help fight the opioid epidemic.
On Monday, November 5th, the Atlantic County Sheriff's Office's Hope One Mobile Response Unit stopped by the Walmart in Egg Harbor Township to offer services and resources to members of the community who may be struggling with drug addiction, or have a loved one who is.
Since the Hope One Outreach Program began, officials say they have seen great success and look forward to seeing the program continue to grow and make a positive impact in the community.
"We're growing every day; we're looking at intervention models that we can help people with that are having people out there suffering and need help," said Atlantic County Sheriff Eric Scheffler. "We're also looking at aftercare as well, placing people into sober living. I don't know where we're going to go with it, but we're going to try to help people as much as we can."
The Hope One programs work to connect those struggling from addiction or mental illness with the resources they need.
Hope One also works to educate the community about addiction and provide free Narcan training.