SAFE was established to combine the strengths of the public and private sectors in the community to provide alcohol and drug prevention services.
This organization is the only certified substance abuse prevention agency in Glen Cove, emphasizing substance abuse intervention and education.
SAFE continues to provide exceptionally high quality prevention programs in Glen Cove. It firmly believes in coordinating, communicating and cooperating with the agencies in all programs it develops. SAFE utilizes its organizational skills to facilitate the efforts, energies and ideas of community groups. It will continue its efforts as long as the need exists.
SAFE, Inc. is a not for profit organization that was incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 prevention agency in 1982. SAFE does not charge a fee for its services. Additional funding is sought through grant writing, private donation, local government and fund raising.
Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello and City Council Members Display New Tobacco Free Signage at the Entranceway of Municipal Hall
SAFE Executive Director Dr. Sharon Harris and Tobacco Action Coalition of LI Manager Carol Meschkow are delighted with their continued partnership with the City in protecting the public from the dangers of second-hand smoke and for helping to prevent youth initiation with another successful environmental strategy.
Pictured: Dr. Harris and Ms. Meschkow
Upcoming Events & Programs
September 11 – December 21 – Life Skills Training
Comprehensive, dynamic and developmentally appropriate substance abuse and violence prevention program designed for upper elementary and middle school students.
Connolly Elementary School: Tuesday 5:10 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.
Landing Elementary School: Thursday 4:10 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
Finley Middle School: Tuesday 4-5 p.m.
October 24 – December 19 Bilingual – Parent Life Skills Training
Parent program designed to help parents strengthen communication with their children and prevent them from using drugs. It contains materials and exercises that help parents teach their children the skills that help them resist the threats of tobacco, drugs and violence. These tools help parents prepare their children for a successful transition from adolescence to early adulthood.
Enrollment conducted at open school night or contact SAFE.
Deasy Elementary School Room #109
Tuesday evenings 7-9 p.m.
January 23rd -26th – National Alcohol and Drug Facts Week
Initiative by the National Institute on Drug Abuse that is a health observance week for teens that aims to shatter the myths about alcohol and drug use.
February 26th or 28th – High School Junior Pre-Prom Presentation
Glen Cove Police Detective Ryan Nardone will discuss the dangers of Social Hosting and driving under the influence.
March 15th – National Kick Butts Day
Collaboration with the Tobacco Action Coalition of L.I. to promote this national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against big tobacco.
May 31st -June 1st – Word No Tobacco Day, Middle School
A prevention education initiative from the World Health Organization implemented by SAFE and the Tobacco Action Coalition of L.I. to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the world.
June 4th – Senior Prom Presentation
Detective Pamela Stark Nassau County Police Detective Pamela Stark will present “Opiate Evolution to the Perfect Storm” to address the growing opiate/heroin epidemic across the country.
June 9th – 11th Annual Family Awareness Day
Prevention awareness day that promotes family unity and a substance abuse free environment. Carnival style event featuring professional stunt cyclist Chris Clark.
Morgan Park 1-4 p.m.