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SAFE Choices:
Serving Youth & Young Adults

Prioritizing the advancement of youth substance use prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.

Our SAFE Choices Mission:

Foster resiliency in youth development through collaborative and diversified approaches to substance use prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery with a collective aim for the transformation in attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that empower SAFE Choices in all stages of youth development.

Our Vision:

ALL youth reach their fullest potential.


Our Goals:

To ensure young people have the information and resources necessary for making meaningful SAFE Choices. Our goals respect individual basic motivation and personal autonomy, as well as self-determination, and the fact that every person is one choice away from a different life.

  • Goal #1: Prevent the onset of youth substance use by increasing resiliency and enhancing protection.
  • Goal #2: Advance evidence-informed strategies to youth prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery with a focus on social and emotional learning.
  • Goal #3: Advocate for bridging scientific strategies and policy relating to youth substance prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery across the lifespan.
  • Goal #4: Promote effective mental, emotional, and behavioral interventions at all stages of child development.

Explore SAFE Choices’ Resources

Youth & Youth-Led Groups

Prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery resources/activities for youth, including young children and teenagers.

Parents, Guardians, & Caretakers of Youth

Prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery resources for parents, guardians, and caregivers of youth, including young children and teenagers.

Educators & Youth-Serving Organizations

Prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery resources for educators and youth-serving organizations.

Choose Knowledge: “Power to Empower”

Choose knowledge with these publications, journals, & reports that pertain to youth substance prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.

May 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month is recognized across the United States each May.

The purpose of Mental Health Month is to help eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness by raising awareness of mental health conditions and those who experience them including youth and young adults.

In early 2020, SAFE Project launched the No Shame nationwide campaign to demonstrate that there is No Shame in talking about or seeking treatment for mental health and substance use disorders.

Additional Resources & Assistance

For more information about SAFE Choices, contact
Senior Director Ronna Yablonski at: ronna@safeproject.us