Showing posts with label safe coalition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label safe coalition. Show all posts

Monday, July 8, 2024

Safe Coalition teen summer programs begin this week

Safe Coalition teen programs
Safe Coalition teen programs

 

We are OPEN this week! 
SAFE SUMMER PROGRAMS are open for any teen age 13 to 18. 
Looking to learn more? Email us! 
Info@safecoalitionma.org

🟢 Sign up here! tinyurl.com/safeteenreg







Saturday, July 6, 2024

Healing the Hurt: Finding Resiliency through Mindfulness - July 17

Join the SAFE Coalition for an evening designed to promote resilience and healing for those impacted by a loved ones struggle with mental health and substance use concerns.

 * Learn about the neurobiology of stress  
 * Understand the impacts of how trauma impacts the body
 * Develop practical ways to mitigate daily stressors and manage family relationships

Registration is required. To sign up please click the "Find Tickets" button in the event post. 

This program is 100% grant funded and is at no cost to the participant.

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Register online -> 


Healing the Hurt: Finding Resiliency through Mindfulness
Healing the Hurt: Finding Resiliency through Mindfulness


Monday, June 24, 2024

Hold the date for the next SAFE Cafe featuring The Elastic 5, Sep 14, 2024

SAFE Cafe featuring The Elastic 5, Sep 14, 2024
SAFE Cafe featuring The Elastic 5, Sep 14, 2024

 

"Join us for an incredible evening of live music by The Elastic 5! 
More details to come! 
We look forward to rocking out with you!"



Thursday, June 20, 2024

SAFE coalition provides FREE NARCAN training

Via the SAFE Coalition: 

SAFE coalition provides FREE NARCAN training
SAFE coalition provides FREE NARCAN training
"Save a life.
Carry Narcan.

Over 100,000 community members lose their life to overdose every year. A higher rate of overdoses happen during the summer months.

One pill can kill.

Fentanyl, Xylazine, and Nitazene are dramatically impacting the rate at which someone experiences an overdose.

You and your loved ones are worthy of support. You are not alone.

We train and provide Narcan at no cost:
email us at info@safecoalitionma.org"

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Featured events by the SAFE Coalition

Be Here Tomorrow

In 2000, Kevin Hines attempted his death by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge at age 19. He survived the fall and ever since he’s dedicated his life to advocating for those with mental pain and talking about mental health. Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope and healing while teaching the art of wellness and surviving pain with true resilience. Wednesday May 29, 6-8 PMRegistration and more info here

 

Pride Karaoke and Crafts

Join us for an evening of pizza, karaoke, and crafting! We will have plenty of crafts to choose from or you can BYOC (bring your own craft ;). Enjoy DJ'd music and karaoke with friends old and new. All high school-aged youth invited. June 1 6-8 PM at SAFE. Registration required.

 

LGBTQIA+ Community Education Night

Education, resources, support, and ally-ship skill building. June 13 6-7:30 PM at SAFE. Registration and more info here.

 

Families Anonymous

Join our 12-step support group for family members impacted by their loved ones substance use or mental health concern. Tuesdays 6:30 PMRegistration and more info here.

For more about the SAFE Coalition, please visit them at ->   https://www.safecoalitionma.org/


Featured events by the SAFE Coalition
Featured events by the SAFE Coalition

Monday, May 20, 2024

Healthy KP, Hockomock YMCA and SAFE Coalition to Host "Be Here Tomorrow" Speaker Event at Gillette Stadium on May 29

Superintendent Rich Drolet and Healthy KP Coalition Coordinator Oomiya Kawas are pleased to share that speaker Kevin Hines will be telling his story of hope, healing and resiliency at Gillette Stadium on May 29.

In 2000, Hines attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge at age 19. He survived the fall and ever since he has dedicated his life to advocating for those with mental pain and talking about the importance of mental health.

Kevin Hines will be speaking at the "Be Here Tomorrow" event at Cross Insurance Pavilion at Gillette Stadium on May 29. (Photo courtesy Kevin Hines)
Kevin Hines will be speaking at the "Be Here Tomorrow" event at Cross Insurance Pavilion at Gillette Stadium on May 29. (Photo courtesy Kevin Hines)

The event, entitled "Be Here Tomorrow" is being hosted by community partners Healthy KP, Hockomock Area YMCA and the SAFE Coalition and will be held at the Cross Insurance Pavilion at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough from 6:30-8:30 PM on Wednesday, May 29.

Registration for this free event is required and is open to community members over the age of 10. To sign up click here click here. Doors will open at 6 PM.

Media members are welcome to attend but must register with the event link. Photography is permitted, but videography is not. 

This event is being offered at no cost to the community due to the support and commitment to mental well-being provided by the host organizations.

"It is a priority of ours to advocate for the well-being of our students, which includes providing them with opportunities to learn how to utilize mental health resources," Superintendent Drolet said. "I'm hopeful that Kevin's story will encourage our school community to continue promoting stewardship of their own mental health."

The Healthy KP Coalition is a group of community volunteers dedicated to reducing substance use. Healthy KP’s mission is to empower the communities of Wrentham, Plainville and Norfolk to live a healthy, substance abuse-free life through youth leadership, education, policy, support and training. Healthy KP’s vision is a thriving community free of substance abuse. 

“Education, resources, and support around the importance of mental wellness and mental health is paramount to the reduction of substance abuse and the success of our community members. We want to empower our communities to live long, healthy lives where they are thriving, whatever that means to them," Healthy KP Coalition Coordinator Kawas said. "Kevin's story is deeply moving and powerful, and our community will become closer by witnessing his story together. His resilience reminds us of the importance of caring for our mental wellbeing, and believing that we can be here tomorrow.”


Wednesday, May 1, 2024

SAFE Gala - May 1 - Event Details!




Wednesday, April 24, 2024

SAFE Coalition schedules DEA Medication "take back" day - Saturday, April 24, 2024

DEA Medication "take back" day
DEA Medication "take back" day
"Do you have unused and unwanted medications at home? 
Let us take them off your hands! 
THIS SATURDAY: NATIONAL DEA MEDICATION TAKE BACK DAY 
Drive in and drop off! All those who attend will leave with an AT-HOME medication disposal kit...yahoo! 
#DEATakeBack"








Friday, April 12, 2024

Monday, April 1, 2024

“Sports betting has become so normalized that it’s viewed as harmless play"

THANK YOU The Boston Globe for inviting SAFE Coalition and CEO Jennifer Knight-Levine to participate in this conversation.

At SAFE, we have seen a significant increase in our youth engaging in online sports betting...or are a student athlete and feel the impact of betting on their athletic experience.

Don’t have access to the Globe article? Below is the SAFE segment!
"The SAFE Coalition is a social services agency that provides mental health and substance use counseling for young people in west-central Massachusetts. Starting last fall, the organization began seeing an influx of children who are struggling in school because they are betting on their phones. In response, the organization has added questions about gambling to its intake process, said Jennifer Knight-Levine, chief executive and cofounder of the nonprofit

Knight-Levine said she has noticed a trend: Many of the children who admit to betting regularly on sports do not view the activity as gambling, even when significant sums of money are involved.

“Sports betting has become so normalized that it’s viewed as harmless play, like video games,” Knight-Levine said. “A teenager will think of someone who is gambling as an old person in a casino or a smoky room, while sports betting is largely viewed as fun, exciting, and socially acceptable.”


Link to Globe article -> (subscription may be required) 

For more about the SAFE Coalition visit them online at ->   https://www.safecoalitionma.org/

Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell was joined by NCAA president Charlie Baker on Thursday at a panel to announce a gambling prevention program.MATTHEW J. LEE/GLOBE STAFF
Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell was joined by NCAA president Charlie Baker on Thursday at a panel to announce a gambling prevention program. MATTHEW J. LEE/GLOBE STAFF

Sunday, March 31, 2024

SAFE Coalition celebrates 8 year anniversary with an Open House - April 5 from 11 AM to 2 PM

Via the SAFE Coalition: 

"Let’s celebrate 8 years! 
On Friday, April 5th, we are excited to host an open house to celebrate 8 official years of supporting our community! 
Come on down, grab a snack, meet the staff, and see the space! 
We would LOVE to see you!"

Did you get tickets for their Gala at THE BLACK BOX on May 1?


SAFE Coalition celebrates 8 year anniversary with an Open House - April 5 from 11 AM to 2 PM
SAFE Coalition celebrates 8 year anniversary with an Open House - April 5 from 11 AM to 2 PM

Friday, March 22, 2024

Hockomock Area YMCA/SAFE Coalition Charity Pickleball Tournament - April 20

Get your game on at the Hockomock Area YMCA/SAFE Coalition Charity Pickleball Tournament. When you register to play, you help improve the lives of many in our Franklin community and beyond. 

All proceeds will be split between these two nonprofit organizations. The tournament is Saturday, April 20 at the Franklin Y, 45 Forge Hill Road, Franklin.

Three events are available: Recreational, Competitive and Teen. The tournament is ideal for players just starting to do tournament play - come have fun and support your community! Teams may be any gender combination. 

Each event is completed in under 3 hours, with a minimum of 5 games per event. Recreational event start time is 8:00 AM; Competitive event start time is 11:00 AM; Teen (ages 13-18) event start time is 2:00 PM. There is a maximum of 12 doubles teams per division. Players can register as a team or as a player needing partner.

Fee is $65 per player. All proceeds benefit the Hockomock Area YMCA's Bernon Family Branch (Franklin) and the SAFE Coalition. Registration is open now.  Click here more information or to register online at Pickleballbrackets.com

register online at Pickleballbrackets.com
register online at Pickleballbrackets.com
The Hockomock Area YMCA is an inclusive nonprofit organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility. Proceeds from this tournament will benefit the YMCA’s Reach Out campaign. The Reach Out for Youth and Families Annual Campaign is the primary vehicle in subsidizing confidential scholarship assistance and subsidized programs. Funds raised from the pickleball tournament will provide confidential scholarship assistance, giving Y experiences including summer camp, childcare and teen programs to local children and families in need, regardless of their ability to pay.

SAFE is a judgement free community organization relentlessly committed to educating and supporting those affected by substance use disorder and mental health concerns across southeastern Massachusetts. Staffed by trusted, trained professionals and peer support volunteers, SAFE compassionately empowers individuals and their loved ones by breaking down barriers to treatment and emotional support in a way that inspires success on the journey to recovery. Proceeds from this tournament will fund SAFE's work in educating and supporting those with substance misuse and mental health issues.

 

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Listen to SAFE Radio - WFPR

SAFE Radio - WFPR
Substance Use Disorder; Hope, Health and Healing
SAFE Radio (a product of the SAFE Coalition) will examine the disease of Substance Use Disorder. Each week the program will feature guests that are subject matter experts covering topics such as treatment options, coping strategies and recovery.

The SAFE Coalition exists to provide pathways for support, education, coping mechanisms and treatment options for Substance use Disorder
Find all the episodes online (or on your favorite podcast app)  https://safe-coalition.captivate.fm/

You can also listen to wfpr.fm or 102.9 on Tuesday's 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 8:00 PM

Listen to SAFE Radio - WFPR
Listen to SAFE Radio - WFPR

Friday, January 19, 2024

Reminder: An Evening with Spirit with Psychic Medium Cathy Ripley Greene - Jan 26

What: An Evening with Spirit with Psychic Medium Cathy Ripley Greene 

Where: SAFE Coalition - 31 Hayward St Suite 2C Franklin
When: Friday, January 26, 2024 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for an evening connecting with loved ones from the other side. As a Medium, Cathy connects and communicates with those loved ones who have passed to spirit. It is Cathy's belief that we never die, we just change. 

Cathy says, " I have come to know, that we are spiritual beings here having a human experience and that when we are finished, no matter how long or short that experience might be, we return to that which we came from – pure positive energy, also referred to as Spirit".  
 
A $65 tax deductible donation will reserve your seat. Click here to donate https://www.safecoalitionma.org/donate

An Evening with Spirit with Psychic Medium Cathy Ripley Greene - Jan 26
An Evening with Spirit with Psychic Medium Cathy Ripley Greene - Jan 26

Sunday, January 14, 2024

The Rainbow Connection: A 6-week Workshop at SAFE Coalition

Via Ted Cormier-Leger: 

Parents, LGBTQ teens and Allies- here is an exciting new opportunity in Franklin thanks to my friends at the Safe Coalition.  
Contact them directly for more information -> info@safecoalition.org
The Rainbow Connection: A 6-week Workshop at SAFE Coalition
The Rainbow Connection: A 6-week Workshop at SAFE Coalition


Wednesday, January 10, 2024

An Evening with Spirit with Psychic Medium Cathy Ripley Greene - Jan 26

What: An Evening with Spirit with Psychic Medium Cathy Ripley Greene 

Where: SAFE Coalition - 31 Hayward St Suite 2C Franklin
When: Friday, January 26, 2024 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for an evening connecting with loved ones from the other side. As a Medium, Cathy connects and communicates with those loved ones who have passed to spirit. It is Cathy's belief that we never die, we just change. 

Cathy says, " I have come to know, that we are spiritual beings here having a human experience and that when we are finished, no matter how long or short that experience might be, we return to that which we came from – pure positive energy, also referred to as Spirit".  
 
A $65 tax deductible donation will reserve your seat. Click here to donate https://www.safecoalitionma.org/donate

An Evening with Spirit with Psychic Medium Cathy Ripley Greene - Jan 26
An Evening with Spirit with Psychic Medium Cathy Ripley Greene - Jan 26

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Town Council closes out calendar year multiple resolutions and recognition of Ken Norman (video)

The Town Council met as scheduled on Dec 20, 2023. This was their last meeting of the calendar year. Several key items of business were closed out, recognition was given to Ken Norman for his service on Board of Assessors and other committees, and many wishes for happy holidays, new year, etc. were extended.

The Council will begin work on January 3, 2024 with a session that includes setting goals and objectives for the next two years.

Board of Assessors Chair Chris Feeley presenting the ToF  proclamation to Ken Norman
Board of Assessors Chair Chris Feeley presenting the ToF  proclamation to Ken Norman

Ken posing with State Representative Jeff Roy
Ken posing with State Representative Jeff Roy


Quick recap:
  • Proclamation: William “Ken” Norman - Ken was recognized with a Town proclamation and State House of Representative resolution for many years of service on the Board of Assessors (16 years) and many other committees.
  • 2024 Annual Alcohol License Renewals - all approved, 8 being held for payment and final inspection completion
  • Resolution 23-71: Town Council Approval of County ARPA Funds - Council approved application to Norfolk County for ARPA awards in the total amount of $1,359,000
    • Police Dept - $559,000
    • Sewer projects - $500,000
    • Franklin Food Pantry - $100,000
    • SAFE Coalition - $100,000
    • YMCA Bernon Family Branch - $100,000
  • ARPA Direct funds announced for
    • $1M to reconstruct Baron Road
    • $420,000 for replacement & construction of visitor bleachers at the high school field
  • Bylaw Amendment 23-902: A Bylaw to Amend the Code of the Town of Franklin by Inserting Chapter 147, Snow and Ice, Removal Of - Second Reading - approved by 7-2 vote (Jones, Dellorco voted no)
  • Bylaw Amendment 23-903: A Bylaw to Amend the code of the Town of Franklin at Chapter 82, Fees, Municipal Service - Second Reading - mattress fee raised to $65, unanimously approved (9-0)
  • Resolution 23-72: Davis-Thayer Building Reuse Advisory Committee Charge - Extension of Committee Terms and Deadline to Make Final Report - 
  • Resolution 23-73: Revised 2024 Town Council Meeting Schedule
  • Resolution 23-74: Receipts Reserved for Appropriation Transportation Network Companies (TNC) Ride Assessment Transfer and Appropriation - new MA General Law requirements for separate transaction to make this accounting for approx. $7,000 complete
  • Resolution 23-75: Gift Acceptance - Police Dept. ($5,000), Veterans’ Services Dept. ($3,145) & Senior Center ($200) - community continues to be generous, thank you
  • Resolution 23-76: Cable Funds in Support of PEG Service and Programming per MGL Ch. 44,§53F3/4 - quarterly transfer also per MA General Law requirements to account for the fund transfer - for which Franklin TV & Radio very much appreciates as it allows them to provide the broadcast services for Town & School meetings, School sporting events, and for which community does benefit


My notes captured during the meeting via Twitter and collected in one PDF ->

Additional photos of the recognition ->   https://photos.app.goo.gl/kRuMhZWFWMazjjfG6



Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Tri-County Culinary Program provided catering for the recent SAFE Jack Frost Jubilee

Flanking members of the Tri-County RVTHS Culinary Program are Culinary Instructor and TC alum Mrs. Brittney Colon and SAFE's COO Ms. Carrie Asprinio during the pickup of the order prior to SAFE's Jack Frost Jubilee, held late last week.

Preparing and executing this complex catering order is one of many ways our students gain real-world industry-level experience as part of CTE.

Tri-County Culinary Program provided catering for the recent SAFE Jack Frost Jubilee
Tri-County Culinary Program provided catering for the recent SAFE Jack Frost Jubilee

The SAFE Coalition, Inc. is a Franklin-based non-profit that bills itself as a judgment-free community organization relentlessly committed to educating and supporting those affected by substance use disorder and mental health concerns across southeastern Massachusetts.

Friday, December 8, 2023

Jack Frost Jubilee - family fun today beginning at 4 PM (SAFE Coalition fund raiser)

Celebrate the season with the SAFE Coalition: Unwrap the magic of Christmas with Santa, Reindeer, Stories, Live Music and Sweet Treats!

Won’t you and the family join us Friday evening for carols, treats, and SANTA!
5:00 - Hot chocolate bar in the barn!
6:00 - Gingerbread Man decorating!
7:00 - Story time with Santa!

Where: The Proctor MansionInn (36 Common St, Wrentham, MA)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1551606135109407/permalink/3570252859911381/

Jack Frost Jubilee - family fun today beginning at 4 PM (SAFE Coalition fund raiser)
Jack Frost Jubilee - family fun today beginning at 4 PM (SAFE Coalition fund raiser)

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Reminder: Workshop on Mental Health & Suicide Awareness and Prevention - Dec 5

(Tuesday) Open to the community
"Franklin SEPAC & SAFE Coalition Present A Workshop for Parents and Caregivers of Teens and Tweens on Mental Health & Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Register here:


Reminder: Workshop on Mental Health & Suicide Awareness and Prevention - Dec 5
Reminder: Workshop on Mental Health & Suicide Awareness and Prevention - Dec 5