Safe Communities Coalition

Mission: Through wide spread community collaboration, environmental change, and community education in Hunterdon and Somerset counties, we will address areas of concern including, but not limited to, reducing Rx drug abuse across the lifespan, underage drinking, tobacco, marijuana, and other drug use.

History: Safe HOMES and Safe Communities Coalition

Safe Communities CoalitionIn 2003, Hunterdon Safe Homes was formed to address parents providing alcohol to minors. One initiative was the development of the SAFE HOMES directory in Hunterdon County, where parents could identify themselves as parents committed to hosting alcohol-free gatherings for their teens. The Directory is now online with more than 1000 members.

In 2009, with the resources from the federal Drug Free Communities grant, Safe Homes changed its name to the Safe Communities Coalition to widen its reach. The Coalition also added other drugs to its mission. In 2011, the successful efforts of the Coalition expanded once again; HOPE Project of Hunterdon/Somerset merged with the Coalition to include Somerset County as well.

What We Do:

Drug-Free Communities Success Stories:

Could you imagine what life would be like if Hunterdon and Somerset Counties were drug-free communities, free of the risks of underage drinking problems and drug abuse?

That is the goal of Safe Communities Coalition. Some of the successful strategies of the Coalition have been to make environmental changes:

For more information contact in
Hunterdon: (908) 782-3909
Somerset: (908) 722-4900
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