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.
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"
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!
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.
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.
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 email@example.com for your FREE campaign materials today!
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!
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)
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!
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.
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:
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