Oceanside
SAFE Coalition

Preventing and reducing alcohol and drug abuse among Oceanside youth since 2015

Our Mission

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.

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Contest Winner for "Red Ribbon Week" Poster Design!

Contest Winner for "Red Ribbon Week" Poster Design!

Congratulations to Oceanside High School Senior, Sophia Mannino on being the winner of the "Red Ribbon Week" poster submission contest!

We asked Sophia what Red Ribbon Week means to her, and her answer was incredibly inspiring:

"Advocating for Mental Health has become incredibly important to me over the years. Problems with drug and alcohol abuse are unfortunately very prevalent in our community. I've heard way too many stories about people who have died due to an overdose. I want to bring awareness to those who have died along with those have lost a loved one due to such tragedy. Substance abuse effects so many more than we think, so it's important to educate others about it's impact in order to prevent it in the future"

First Annual "Prevention Night"

First Annual "Prevention Night"

It was a PACKED House at the First Annual Prevention Night Dinner! An incredible evening of valuable information, providing support and increasing access to resources. For a full recap check out our events page!

Red Ribbon Week Kick off with Coastal Cleanup!

Red Ribbon Week Kick off with Coastal Cleanup!

It was an incredible celebration of Community Pride in recognition of the 10 Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Volunteers came together to beautify, clean and scan for substance related paraphernalia. Check out our events page for a full recap, and this amazing write up in the Oceanside Herald!

Overdose Awareness Day 2022

Overdose Awareness Day 2022

Thank you to our amazing community for making Overdose Awareness Day a truly beautiful and memorable evening. Visit our events page for more photos and a full recap of the days events.

Project Sticker Shock - 2022!

Project Sticker Shock - 2022!

Sticker Shock 2022 was a great success thanks to our community partners Bonbino's on Lawson and D'Cocco's Pizzeria! A job well done to our INCREDIBLE Student Volunteers from Oceanside Cheerleading and OHS Youth Council.

Check out a full recap on our events page!

"BE THE WALL!"

"BE THE WALL!"

Learn how you can be a part of our newest community wide underage drinking prevention campaign. Click here to learn more about Be The Wall, and contact info@oceansidesafe.org for your FREE campaign materials today!

Oceanside SAFE recognized as "Blue Ribbon Coalition" by CADCA

Oceanside SAFE recognized as "Blue Ribbon Coalition" by CADCA

The Blue Ribbon Coalition credential is part of a 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.

The full list of this years Blue Ribbon Coalitions can be found here!

Youth Partnership in NICE Bus Prevention Campaign!

Youth Partnership in NICE Bus Prevention Campaign!

Oceanside SAFE Coalition was so proud to partner with Oceanside High School Youth Council members to raise awareness on the effects of youth substance abuse. This campaign will be featured on NICE Busses throughout Nassau County for several months, reaching thousands of riders!

Thank you to NY National Guard CounterDrug Task Force, Nassau County NICE Bus, FastSigns of Oceanside, The Office of Senator Todd Kaminsky, County Executive Laura Curran, DAWC, Oceanside School District, Oceanside High School PTA, Oceanside Board of Education, News 12 and the LI Herald for all your support in helping this campaign reach the community in it's full potential!

*Visit our Press Page to learn more! (News 12 Coverage, LI Herald)

Oceanside SAFE makes Local News

Oceanside SAFE makes Local News

Visit our Press Page for articles on Oceanside SAFE Coalition's efforts through the years.

What We're Following...

What We're Following...

"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!

Give Us a Follow!

Give Us a Follow!

Keep up to date with all our upcoming activities, resources, and news.

Follow us on Instagram: @oceanside_safe
Follow us on Facebook: @oceansidesafecoalition
Follow us on Twitter: @OceansideSafe

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Oceanside Library's Volunteer Fair!
Upcoming Event!

Oceanside Library's Volunteer Fair!

Come down to Oceanside Library to learn what Oceanside SAFE Coalition and so many other amazing community groups have to offer!
Sunday, February 5, 2023
1pm - 4pm
Oceanside Library (Temporary Space - Atlantic Ave Shopping Center)

Interesting in Volunteering or Community Service?

We're here to tell you what Oceanside SAFE Coalition is all about!

Stop by our table any time between 1pm - 4pm on February 5th and learn how you can get involved in our efforts to keep Oceanside a SAFE place for all.

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* BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND * High in Plain Sight with "Tall Cop"!
Upcoming Event!

* BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND * High in Plain Sight with "Tall Cop"!

This workshop will provide attendees with the ability, knowledge and confidence to help prevent and identify individuals who may be engaging in substance misuse.
Thursday, April 27, 2023
6:30pm
Oceanside High School Auditorium

Attendees will be taught the strategies and different terms that are consistent with alcohol & drug abuse.  There are several identifiers, logos and terms that are commonly related to drug (illegal and over the counter) and alcohol abuse, marijuana abuse, and drug concealment that can be found at school, home, and the community at large. 

Attendees of the High in Plain Sight class, will be able to: 

  • Quickly identify alcohol and drug use and abuse indicators of possible at-risk individuals, through products, stash compartments, clothing brands, lingo, music lyrics, etc.
  • Recognize the current drug culture at first observation or interview.
  • Identify concealment methods for alcohol and drugs in the classroom or workplace (including vaping).  
  • Provide education for improved policy and procedures regarding current alcohol and drug abuse prevention and intervention.
  • Recognize area specific alcohol and drug abuse information and content in relations to trends, culture and identifiers.

** STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING REGISTRATION **

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