SAFER Haven (Substance & Alcohol Family Engagement & Resources)

This mission of the SAFER Haven Project is to educate teens and young adults 13 – 20 years old about underage drinking and substance use.

We seek to empower teens and young adults to live healthier lives through prevention and treatment services based in the Bronx. Through our partnership with the Bronx community, we provide services that reduce the start and progression of substance use disorders (SUDs).

SAFER Haven services include:

  • Underage drinking and substance use
  • prevention education
  • Health and Wellness Screening
  • Referral to social and clinical services
  • Parent workshops
  • Community coalition, and
  • Volunteer: Become a Peer Community
  • Outreach Worker

Get Involved

We seek to empower teens and young adults 13 – 24 years old to take control of their health. We do this by having an open and judgment-free conversation with Bronx youth about their health goals and current health practices. We believe in showing our appreciation to youth that are willing to have these conversations by providing compensation of a $30 prepaid Visa Debit/ Credit card. Schedule a time with NYCC4H Staff
NYCC4H has developed a high quality Referral Database that includes the following services:
  • SUDs treatment,
  • Counseling/ mental health,
  • Professional development,
  • Educational development,
  • Immigration services,
  • Food pantries
This is an opportunity for teens and young adults to receive help connecting to appropriate prevention and treatment services. Schedule a time with NYCC4H Staff
Parent Workshops are designed to increase parent knowledge and self efficacy to: 1) Prevent underage drinking and substance use, 2) Address the first signs of alcohol or substance use, 3) Support linkage to treatment programs for youth. Parents represent an important and ongoing influence throughout adolescence and young adulthood, and strengthening parental capacity for alcohol/opioid use prevention improves community health. Parent workshops leverage parents as long-term influences and seek to enhance parental motivation and self-efficacy to address the first signs of alcohol or substance use among their teens and young adults. Parent workshops will be delivered by NYCC4H staff lasting approximately 30 to 45 minutes and will be offered both in-person and remotely, 1-on-1 or in a group setting based on the families preference, and in English or Spanish. Schedule a time with NYCC4H Staff
Join a group of community members to build relationships within the Bronx community. We are assembling a strong network of youth, families, and organizations where better ideas and outcomes can be achieved together. Purpose:
  • Promote each organization’s mission and vision to increase accessibility to social and clinical services.
  • Inform our approach to service delivery by incorporating diverse perspectives.
  • Increase connectivity and interdisciplinary collaboration to support public health harm reduction priorities.
  • Increase referrals for Bronx youth.
Coalition Members: The Knowledge House Fountain House Identity House Mott Haven Community Partnership Here to Here The Love Project Lab Scudder Intervention Services Foundation Mott Haven Community High School Iris House Schedule a time with NYCC4H Staff
NYCC4H believes that change comes from within the community, and trained peers are the most effective at promoting healthy behavior and educational messages. One way our team seeks to uplift the voices of the Bronx community is through our peer-based approach. We train local peer community outreach workers to:
  • Support the enrollment of teens and young adults in prevention and treatment services,
  • Support the retention of teens and young adults in services.
  • Support the development of the NYCC4H referral database.
  • Develop and share education messages and resources on social media platforms.
  • Develop parent and youth educational workshops and activities.
  • Provide support at parent workshops and community events.
This peer-based approach has a large impact on teens and young adults because the messages are communicated by and for the community. Schedule a time with NYCC4H Staff

Interested in collaborating with NYCC4H ?

Monday – Friday

9 AM – 5 PM

(347) 467 – 0505

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