2016 Accomplishments



  • All Board members participated at Family Awareness Day
  • 4 board members participated in Red Ribbon Week presentations
  • 7 Board members participated in Coalition Strategic Planning Sessions
  • 7 Board members participate on the SAFE Glen Cove Coalition Committees
  • 4 Board members participated in 2 Shed the Med’s/Drug Take Back Day
  • 2 Board members received Narcan Training
  • SAFE welcomes a new member to the Board


  • Executive Director re-certified via Employee Assistance Professionals Association Professional Development Institute to continue administer the Employee Assistance Program
  • 2 Staff received Narcan training
  • 2 Staff received Training Certificate from Botvin Life Skills Training (LST) Institute for Elementary Schools


  • SAFE receives a permanent COLA increase from Nassau County
  • SAFE receives Budget Amendment to administer LST to Elementary Schools


  • The Community Walk In Program: 52 individuals served (As of October 31st)
  • The Employee Assistance Program (EAP): continues to serve between 50-70 employees per year. In 2016, 56 employees were served (As of October 31st)
  • Life Skills Training Program (LST): Parent Program, 21 served and Student Program, 63 served


The Coalition has sustained and implemented the following:

  • Coalition Members : Participated on all four Coalition committees and attended events throughout the year; Participated in two Strategic Planning sessions to create, administer and evaluate the results of the SAFE Glen Cove Coalition Survey
  • GCPD: Department continued to monitor retail non-compliance and underage drinking sales. This year 14 appearance tickets were issued for drug and alcohol offenses, 4 cases were referred to the State Liquor Authority for underage sales; Delivered 9 prevention education workshops
  • Red Ribbon Week: 2205 students and staff participated
  • National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week: 300 MS and HS students served. 180 Students participated in Michael’s Hope speaker’s presentation.
  • and Sr. Pre Prom Presentations: to educate on Social Host Law and Choices and Consequence Program in conjunction with Nassau County District Attorneys Office and Glen Cove Police Department, 100 students from the junior class and 80 students from the senior class served
  • Student Athlete Leadership Training: 3 peer prevention trainings conducted by members of SALT time to middle school gym classes throughout the school year
  • Lock Up Your Meds Opiate Prevention presentation : to Glen Cove Senior Center members and bi-lingual presentation to parents who participate in SAFE’s Life Skills Training Program, 65 people served
  • Shed the Med’s/Drug Take Back Day: offered two times a year in conjunction with the Glen Cove Mayor’s Office, Glen Cove Police Department and Glen Cove EMS. Over 300 lbs of unwanted prescription medication/syringes collected
  • SAFE Homes: 30 new families enrolled
  • SAFE Downtown: via Downtown sounds Aug; 300 people attended and received prevention literature
  • SAFE Rides Cards: 500 distributed
  • Family Awareness Day :Over 200 residents served
  • National Guard prevention education: 3 workshops, 45 students served
  • Great American Smoke Out: Collaboration with the Tobacco Action Coalition of LI 200 students served in 2015. Next event is scheduled for November 17th, 2016.
  • Kick Butts Day: 100 students sent letters to editor of the Gold Coast Gazette to inform the community about Tobacco marketing and its impact on the City
  • Glen Cove Police Department’s annual National Night Out: over 150 residents received prevention literature
  • Parent University: Bi-lingual Presentation made by GCPD on Social Host Law; Bi-lingual presentation made by local MentaL Health Counselor on domestic violence and substance abuse; Over 23 parents received the presentations
  • Narcan Training: Collaboration with Glen Cove EMS, County Liegislator Delia DeRiggi Whitton and Nassau County Department of Drug and Alcohol addiction; Over 150 residents attended the training