Click here for a pdf of the registration form, complete and bring to 614 6th Street, Charleston, IL 61920
Registration is $50 and is renewed annually.
This innovative approach allows Illinois police and sheriff’s departments across the state to address substance use disorder and/or mental health issues. The Charleston Police Department, CEAD Council (dba, Hour House), and the Coles County Recovery Orientated Systems of Care (ROSC) are working together to establish the Safe Passage Initiative that will connect those with substance use disorder to treatment resources.
The Safe Passage Initiative was established so that those who suffer from substance use disorder could get the help they need in recovery immediately. Those who need help with alcohol or drug use can come to the Charleston, IL, Police Department and turn in paraphernalia without the fear of being arrested or criminally charged, get connected with the appropriate treatment resources, and receive transportation from one of the volunteer drivers. The Safe Passage Initiative is not a “get out of jail free card” but ensures that those ready to take a step towards recovery get the help, hope, and healing they need.
Safe Passage utilizes volunteer drivers who transport peers to the appropriate treatment facility. If interested in becoming a Safe Passage volunteer, please get in touch with the Charleston Police Department at (217)348-5221.
The Coles County ROSC Council wants the community to know that “Recovery is Possible,” and if you or someone you know wants to learn more about the Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) concept or how to get involved, please get in touch with Dana Tell, ROSC Council Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central East Alcoholism and Drug Council
Serving Coles, Clark/Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar,
Effingham, and Shelby/Moultrie Counties