Project Save ME is a community program to help anyone struggling with addiction. Under the program, any person who walks into any police department or emergency room in Oxford County and asks for help with addiction will be paired with a trained Recovery Coach. This Coach can help navigate the system of available treatment options and advocate for their treatment and recovery. Those asking for help will be allowed to turn over drugs and drug equipment (paraphernalia) without fear of arrest or charges.
People with outstanding warrants for arrest must resolve those warrants before being eligible for help under Project Save ME. Those with a history of violent offenses may not be eligible for participation in the program, due to the need to keep Recovery Coaches safe.
Project Save ME is modeled after the successful Angel Initiative of the Gloucester Massachusetts Police Department. It is a Police-Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative.
For questions about the program, including how to become a Recovery Coach, please Contact Us.
We want to train more Recovery Coaches to support Project Save ME. Want to become a Coach? Click here for more information!
If you are in need of immediate assistance please contact your local emergency room or police department to be connected with a Recovery Coach.