Our mission is to prevent and reduce alcohol and drug use among youth by engaging in environmental strategies, programs and activities that create a safe, healthy and drug-free Oceanside community.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR OUR FALL 2023 SESSION!
We are so excited to be partnering with Oceanside School District to bring "Active Parenting of Teens" to our community in the Fall of 2023! This evidence based workshop will be COMPLETELY FREE for Parents of Oceanside High School and Middle School students.
Don't wait - Reserve your spot today!
Questions? Email us at email@example.com
Our amazing students designed prevention flyers covering topics such as THC Edibles, Fentanyl, Narcan, Binge Drinking, Vaping, Mental Health and more. These flyers are now displayed in the bathrooms of various businesses throughout Oceanside, giving patrons something to think about while they have a moment to themselves!
Thank you to the following businneses / organizations for your support in this initiative: EGP Oceanside, JPauls Terrace and Cafe, Oceanside Library, Swirls and Twirls Oceanside, Villa Formia, Lia's Pizza, D'Cocco's Pizza, Pizzaiola, Bonbino's Pizza, Friendberg JCC
Thanks to our funding from DFC (Drug Free Communities), Oceanside SAFE Coalition has been able to bring the NY State Alcohol Training Awareness Program to local businesses within our community free of charge.
With ATAP Training and Certification, employees learn their rights, responsibilities, and liabilities regarding underage and intoxicated customers. Stores establish a standard policy to address checking IDs and supervising their premises, as well as learn to recognize valid forms of ID.
Collectively, through this SAFE campaign licensed premises can play a large role in creating a safer Oceanside for everyone!
**If your business is interested in receiving this training, contact us today!
Thank you to Officer Jermaine Galloway (AKA The Tall Cop) for his incredible community workshop; educating the public on evolving drug culture, popular concealment methods, THC concentrates and so much more. Check out our events page for a full recap, and this amazing article in the Oceanside Herald!
Our amazing Coalition members gave a whole new meaning to the word "dedication" when they stood in the freezing rain for 3 hours to collect unused medications from our community! For full recap - visit our events page!
Congratulations to Video Contest Winners Isabella Seminatore and Melanie Arvanitis on their amazing video submissions for Drug and Alcohol Facts Week!
Their video's about Substance Use and The Teen Brain and Vaping were featured on our Facebook page for Days 1 and 4 of NDAFW2023.
Oceanside SAFE were fortunate to send 2 members to this years CADCA Leadership Forum in the beautiful National Harbor, Maryland! It was an incredibly energizing experience filled with eye opening prevention workshops, new ideas for Coalition strategies, networking opportunities and so much more.
We are immensely grateful for CADCA and the endless support they give to Coalitions across the United States!
Oceanside SAFE is ready for another year of prevention through environmental strategies and community connection!
Are YOU ready to join? Contact us today!
Learn how you can be a part of our community wide underage drinking prevention campaign. Click here to learn more about Be The Wall, and contact us for your FREE campaign materials today!
The Blue Ribbon Coalition credential is part of CADCA's new program that recognizes high performing coalitions that do an exceptional job creating a foundation for their work by updating and utilizing their coalition products.
Did you miss one of our Virtual Workshops, and want to know how you can access the information? Our sessions are recorded and available for you to view any time! Directly following an event - you can access all information and important links on our Events Page under "Event Details" and then under "Event Recap".
Visit our Press Page for articles on Oceanside SAFE Coalition's efforts through the years.
"Natural High" has released a condensed 6 Minute Video of the Documentary "Dead on Arrival" along with a Fentanyl Prevention Toolkit for Parents to review with their teens. Access now at this link!
We invite all parents of Oceanside Teens / Pre-Teens to join us for a one hour Focus Group session. Help our Coalition prioritize environmental prevention strategies by giving your input as to what you believe to be the current climate of drug / substance use among teens and preteens in Oceanside.
Join us at the Oceanside High School front circle between 12pm and 2pm to safely and properly dispose of your unused / expired prescription medications! Participants will receive a FREE Deterra Medication De-Activation Kit for at home disposal and Medication Lock Bag (limited supply) for safe storage!
We invite all local religious leaders to join us for an open discussion surrounding prevention, mental health and community building programs that currently exist / or are needed in Oceanside.
Come learn more about our Coalition, and how we can best support your congregation in these areas!