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 Honored for Keeping GC Safe

Student Athlete Leadership Team

Great American Smokeout GCHS

Shed the Meds

Red Ribbon Week

SAFE Honored for Keeping GC Safe

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.

Upcoming Events & Programs

Monday, February 1- Sunday February 7National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
Glen Cove High School and Middle School will participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, sponsored by the SAFE Glen Cove School Committee, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. This week long health observance is an opportunity for teens to learn the facts about drugs, alcohol, and addiction. Students will utilize the PACT 360 Wreck-Ed program to encourage healthy decision making.

February 1-June 6Life Skills Training for Youth
Offered every Monday
4-5 p.m. Finley Middle School Cafeteria

February 2-June 7Life Skills Training for Youth
Offered every Tuesday
4-5 p.m. Connolly Elementary School Cafeteria

February 2-June 7Life Skills Training for Youth
Offered every Tuesday
5-6 p.m. Landing Elementary School Cafeteria

Wednesday , February 3-4National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week Presentations
The SAFE Glen Cove School Committee and Michael’s Hope (Heroin and Opiate Prevention Education) have partnered to deliver an educational workshop on addiction and recovery. Students will hear from both individuals who are in recovery and family members who have lost loved ones to addiction. Michael’s HOPE presents stories from those who have been directly affected by addiction. The organization aims “ to raise awareness of the current epidemic we are living through, how addiction comes to pass for many, and very passionately for us the tremendous hopes of being a helping hand in ending the negative stigma connected to addiction as a whole.”

Thursday, March 3Junior Class Pre-Prom Presentation
The Junior Class Pre-Prom Presentation is brought to Glen Cove High School every year by SAFE and the Glen Cove Police Department to address the ramifications of Social Host Law and the dangers of drinking and driving. Students are educated on risks associated with substance use in addition to being shown cases in which alcohol or drug use have contributed to negative and sometimes fatal outcomes.
8:23 a.m.-9:08 a.m. Glen Cove High School

Wednesday, March 16Kick Butts Day
Glen Cove High School will participate in Kick Butts Day, sponsored by the SAFE Glen Cove School Committee and Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. Kick Butts Day is a day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. Students will be encouraged to become educated on Tobacco marketing techniques and raise awareness of the problem of tobacco use in their community.

Monday, March 21Student Athlete Leadership Team Training
Members of Student Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) will participate in a training session at Molloy College on how to create and deliver motivational messages to middle school students on drug and alcohol abuse prevention, sportsmanship, citizenship, and the importance of academics. Following the completion of this training, SALT members will deliver a student lead workshop at Finley Middle School on healthy decision making skills and the potential consequences of substance use.
9:15 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Molloy College

Tuesday, May 17, 2016Choices and Consequences
The Choices and Consequences program is brought to Glen Cove High School’s Senior class each spring by the Nassau County District Attorney office to address the dangers of reckless driving and driving under the influence. This is a 90 minute, interactive high school presentation designed to combat drunk, drugged and reckless driving. It is based on a “reality TV” model that relies on real cases, real evidence and real people from cases.
8:23 a.m. – 9:57 a.m. Glen Cove High School

March 29-May 17Bilingual Parent Life Skills Training
Offered every Tuesday
7-9 p.m. Deasy Elementary School Room 204. Please contact SAFE for more information

Tuesday, May 17Lock Up Your Meds
SAFE will deliver an interactive workshop titled Lock Up Your Meds. This workshop is part of a national multi-media campaign produced by National Family Partnership that is designed to reduce prescription drug abuse by making adults aware that they are the “unwitting suppliers” of prescription medications being used in unintended ways, especially by younger people. SAFE encourages community members to come find out about warning signs, risks associated with opiate abuse, and ways to safeguard medications.
12:30-1:30 p.m. Glen Cove Senior Center

Saturday June 11Family Awareness Day
SAFE will host its 9th annual Family Awareness Day this summer. Please contact SAFE if you are interested in volunteering or participating in this year’s event.
1-4 p.m. Morgan Park (Rain Date June 18)