And you matter to us.
FAN’s Comeback program has Quick Response Teams—comprised of a plainclothes police officer, a peer recovery coach, and a family recovery coach—visit the homes of community members who have had contact with law enforcement as a result of their substance use. The team provides the individual and their family with valuable resources, including: connection to treatment; peer and family recovery coaching; naloxone/harm-reduction services; and opportunities to feel empowered by a group of people who believe any positive change in an individual’s life can get them one step closer to recovery.
It is always heartbreaking when we are called to respond to a scene where someone has overdosed. All too often, we are consoling family members who are left behind to cope with tremendous grief and loss. We share in their grief and frustration. For me, our partnership with Families Against Narcotics and our joint efforts with their Quick Response Team have given us the opportunity to be proactive in our outreach to persons and families suffering with substance abuse addiction. It is very fulfilling when I knock on someone's door and say 'Hi, I'm with the police department and I am here for a good reason.'
~ Lt. David A. Kendziorski, Saginaw P.D.
Participating Law Enforcement
For more information on the Comeback program, Hope Not Handcuffs, or Families Against Narcotics, or to learn how you can get involved, please fill out the form below.