Safe Passages Initiative - Helping Those in Our Community Struggling with Opioid Addiction
The Hillcrest area Police Departments have launched the Safe Passages Initiative Program that encourages opioid addicted persons to seek help by walking into our Police Department, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., to receive expedited placement into an appropriate detox or treatment program without fear of arrest. Persons coming in will be interviewed by a trained officer who has received special training. Paperwork and a short interview will be completed, followed by arrangements for placement with the most appropriate detox or treatment provider. Placement may not be immediate, but is expected to take less than 72 hours.
Residents of Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Richmond Heights, Mayfield Heights and Mayfield Village seeking help through the Safe Passages Initiative may appear at any of their Police Departments, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call 440-442-1221 anytime for more information. We encourage those looking for assistance to bring a friend or family member, who supports their path to recovery, with them.