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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"Creating Connections" throughout National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week!

"Creating Connections" throughout National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week!

Lead by our incredible OHS Youth Council; this years "Creating Connections" was once again an incredible success! This initiative has become an annual project geared toward decreasing Low Commitment to School and Attitudes toward AntiSocial Behavior. It presents the opportunity for students to identify their most trusted teachers and spend time "connecting" with them in creative ways!

This year we had 83 teachers participate in the project and approximately 240 students! Additionally, in the spirit of Drug and Alcohol Facts Week - students included a virtual Jeopardy style Drug and Alcohol quiz which was a huge hit among students and staff. We are so proud of our incredible Youth Council members for the continual growth of this truly amazing prevention initiative!

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week Media Campaign Winner!

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week Media Campaign Winner!

Congratulations to Oceanside High School Junior Alyssa Salgano for her winning design depicting Sobriety Normalization for youth!

**This campaign utilized local data from the 2022-2023 YDS Survey.

Coalition Member Spotlight: Gabriella Trinchetta!

Coalition Member Spotlight: Gabriella Trinchetta!

Oceanside SAFE Coalition is proud to celebrate and acknowledge Gabriella Trinchetta; our Youth Organization Sector Representative with this years Commitment to Excellence Award! "Gabriella's leadership has been at the forefront of several different prevention initiatives this past year. No matter the task, Gabriella is always up for the challenge with a bright genuine smile, organized work ethic and a positive, calming demeanor. She is an incredible advocate for the youth of Oceanside, who gravitate toward her effortlessly as a trusted adult and community champion. If Gabriella is a part of the team, you know the task is not only going to get done, but it’s going to be a true success. We are beyond lucky to have someone like her in our Coalition!"

Congratulations Gabriella!


Ready for Prevention in 2024!

Ready for Prevention in 2024!

Happy New Year from our INCREDIBLE team at Oceanside SAFE Coalition! We are excited for another year of prevention and wellness for the Oceanside Community. Want to know how you can get involved? Contact us TODAY!

Coastal Cleanup Day

Coastal Cleanup Day

A beautiful morning spent cleaning one of our local parks, collecting environmental data and connecting with one another!

Check out our events page here for full recap and photos!

Check out our article in the LI Herald!

Prevention in Action!

Prevention in Action!

With love and gratitude in our hearts, we thank the Oceanside Community for their incredible support in our 3rd annual Overdose Awareness Day.

Visit our events page for a full recap

Check out full article in Oceanside Herald

SAFE Businesses in Oceanside

SAFE Businesses in Oceanside

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!

Interested in training your business?

Contact info@oceansidesafe.org today!

"You Can't Stop What You Don't Know"

"You Can't Stop What You Don't Know"

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!

"BE THE WALL!"

"BE THE WALL!"

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!

Oceanside SAFE recognized as "Blue Ribbon Coalition"

Oceanside SAFE recognized as "Blue Ribbon Coalition"

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.

Click here for the full list of Blue Ribbon Coalitions!

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...

TDR Podcast (The Drug Report) Expert drug policy news and analysis brought to you by drug policy organizations, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) and The Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions (FDPS). Check out all episodes here.

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Give Us a Follow!

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"SAFE Spaces" presents Teen Night at Mixology!
Upcoming Event!

"SAFE Spaces" presents Teen Night at Mixology!

Calling all Teen Fashion Enthusiasts!
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
6pm - 8pm
Mixology Oceanside, 3553 Long Beach Road

Join us for a fun night of contests, social media content, raffles and snacks! A great opportunity to learn all about the fashion industry. FREE admission for Teens.

Mix U Class will be raffled worth $300!!! Learn more about Mix U here

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