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.
Oceanside SAFE Coalition is so proud to partner with our incredible members of OHS Youth Council, NY National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, and NICE Bus to create this amazing campaign (featuring original artwork from one of our Oceanside High School Students!). These banners will be featured on local buses for 2 months, reaching over 33,000 riders.
Although we were unable to attend in person this year - Representatives from the Coalition (including Oceanside Youth) were proud to represent at this year's National Leadership Forum! Throughout the first week of February, CADCA hosted an incredible virtual platform of events, workshops, evidence-based resources and networking opportunities for Coalition's all throughout the United States. It was an amazing learning opportunity for our members to better serve our community!
A very special Thank You to the following local businesses and community partners for helping to promote this important Holiday PSA!
JPauls Terrace Cafe, EGP Oceanside, The Oceanside LIRR, Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, The Oceanside Library, The Oceanside Warriors and Beachway Beverages
Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to participate in the 2020 Community Perception Survey! Your voice will further assist our Coalition in understanding the overall perspective that exists in Oceanside as it pertains to Youth Substance Use.
These results will be presented to the Community in the beginning of 2021 and we invite you all to join in the discussion! Date TBD - Stay tuned!
On 10/24/20, in recognition of DEA National Rx Drug Take Back Day - Coalition members along with the support of Nassau County's 4th Precinct and The Oceanside School District hosted Prescription Drug Take Back Day at Oceanside High School! Learn more about this wonderful day on our events page!
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".
Links for our last two Virtual Workshops available below!
Oceanside SAFE Coalition was so proud to collaborate in this project with our good friends at The Makeshift Movement & members of the Oceanside Community.
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month - The Makeshift Movement, in partnership with Oceanside SAFE Coalition provided a variety of content geared toward promoting mental, physical and spiritual health. Access to Wellness Week will remain on The Makeshift Movement's website for anyone who may not have been able to partake in the weeks virtual events!
Visit our Press Page for articles on Oceanside SAFE Coalition's efforts through the years.
Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) has released their 2020-2021 report of Lessons Learned from State Marijuana Legalization. Take a look to review some eye opening statistics on impacts thus far (especially as it pertains to Youth usage).