Beginning tomorrow, June 16th, Operation HOPE will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8am to noon.
Most of our treatment providers are open at this point, however, we do not have detox available through Milestone in Portland due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Unfortunately, this means that without a private HMO or PPO insurance you will have to detox on your own before coming to Operation HOPE. How? Some hospitals will provide comfort meds to help with detox if you don’t qualify to be inpatient, such as St. Mary’s in Lewiston. There are other detox facilities in other parts of the state you may be able to get into. The easiest way to find this information is to call 2-1-1 to find the resources that may work for you. This is not ideal, but we will do what we can with limited resources.
Also, we will have to change how we operate for your safety as well as ours. You will be given a mask if you are not already wearing one. You will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and have a temperature check. Since some detox symptoms mimic those of COVID-19, please do not come in if you are still feeling unwell or have a fever. Due to the small size of our Operation HOPE room, placements will be made inside our classroom to allow for social distancing. To limit potential exposures, you will be restricted to having one person with you for support while inside the secure part of our building.
We have always said we can’t make promises when it comes to placements. That is still the case. We can promise, however, that we will do what we can with the resources available.