Current Programming: October 2021

Adolescent Wellness

  • Peer to Peer program. -This volunteer, community action-oriented group is aimed a bringing high school-aged youth together to discuss social/emotional wellness and to promote wellness withing our larger communities. This group focus on the evidence-based program, WhyTry.

  • Vaping cessation Program - Through a partnership with Stanford University and their Drug-Free Toolkit, we are excited to offer this two day educational program. This program offers education on vaping, e-cigarette’s, social/emotional connections to substance use, and wants to honor a life of recovery. This program also highlights guest speakers in recovery and is being utilized as a suspension alternative with local high school and middle schools. Parents of adolescents are invited to attend a one hour informational session the evening of the first day.

  • Grief Counseling - As we understand substance use has many layers of needs, we also understand that grief can be paralyzing and is not always associated with death. Grief can be the loss of a relationship, a shift in environment, a loved one seeking treatment. Our Grief counselor is a master’s level clinician trained in working with children and families.

  • Children Impacted by Substances – In collaboration with Wayside Youth and Families Support Network, SAFE is thrilled to share this Dept. Of Justice Grant which aims at provided FREE clinician care to children ages 5 – 18 who have been impacted by substance use.  Clinical care is also provided at no cost to any caretaker.

  • School Partnerships – SAFE continues to work with a host of academic communities to provide leadership support and social-emotional wellness education.

Family Recovery
  • Learn to Cope - Learn 2 Cope is a peer facilitated support group for parents and loved ones impacted by Substance Use Disorder. This group meets once weekly.

  • Road to Recovery - Road to Recovery is a 12-step meeting for family members who are impacted by their loved one's addiction. This is a peer-run meeting that really aims to help family members create healthy boundaries and beginning healing their own wounds. This group meets every Wednesday evening.

  • Unconditional Love. - This is a peer support group for anyone impacted by substance use disorder. This group meets every Saturday morning.

  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - This group is lead and run by a grandparent impacted by substance use. In partnership with the YMCA and the Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, this group meets twice monthly and aims to bring Grandparents raising their grandchildren together for per support, aid in navigating the systems of care and highlight new supports.

  • Adult sibling support group – In partnership with the organization Learn 2 Cope, this one of a kind group is facilitated by our SAFE Director of Grief Services and encourages any adult impacted by their siblings substance use to attend. This group is well attended by peers all over the country!

Collaborative Care

  • Section 35 program (Wrentham, Uxbridge, Milford courts) - We understand how confusing and scary the section 35 process is. We offer counseling services before and after this section and in-person support at the courthouse.

  • Diaper Bank – Drop off to donate or pick up diapers at our Norfolk Location! No questions asked, not payment necessary.

  • Medication Take Back - We have a medication take-back program at our office. You are welcome to enter our office and dispose of medications in our Deterra drug activation system pouches. No questions are asked for those looking for this resource.

  • Benefits planning - This program aims to provide support to anyone who is interested in gaining state and federal benefits, develop gainful employment, and seek MassHealth coverage. This program is lead by trained volunteers by the Social Security Administration and seeks to provide immediate support and long term employment/vocational opportunities.

  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault - In collaboration with Wayside Youth and Families Support Network, SAFE is thrilled to share this Dept. Of Justice Grant which aims at provided FREE clinician care to survivor of sexual assault or domestic violence. Legal advocacy, individual and support groups, and trauma therapy are all available at no cost.  

  • WRAP Planning - Wellness Recovery Action Plan is a framework in which you can develop effective approaches to managing distressing symptoms and gain insight into behaviors. This Plan is an aid to self-care and can provide support to maintaining your own wellness.

  • Narcan/CPR training - We provide free Narcan training to all. All teaching volunteers are directly trained under our Medical Director and we have added a CPR component to this training. Adding CPR allows for the proper rescue breath technique as well as best approaches to decrease health risks.

  • Chaplaincy - As we have worked with many families, during times of hardship, spiritually can be challenged. We recognized how important it is to have someone to both talk about the Big questions with as well as someone to sit and pray with. Our masters level Chaplain is also an ordained Minister and seeks to provide direct care to those impacted by substance use of all faiths.

  • Referrals – SAFE continues to provide referrals to any social services programming. 

  • Hidden in Plain Sight bedroom - This is a mock bedroom that is set up at the SAFE Coalition office. We welcome all those interested to come and visit this space and participate in a guided tour with a trained volunteer in what to look for in your child’s bedroom in relation to substance use. After this tour we host a conversation with the visitor about how to discuss your concerns with your loved one and the importance of healthy communication skills.

Get Help Now! For Help Call the SAFE Support Hotline: 508-488-8105