Information for Parents

Do you have a "Safe Home"?

Safe Homes Program

Keeping your teens free from alcohol and drugs begins at home.  Bridging the Gaps' Safe Homes program raises awareness about the risks that can be found in the home and engages parents in keeping their home safe.

The SAFE HOMES Parents Network is a pledge-based, drug-prevention program for parents and guardians of youth in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grades.

It provides parents and guardians an opportunity to talk with each other and to unite in a clear message to all youth that there will be NO USE of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs in the community.

Parents & caregivers in the Safe Homes Network pledge to the following:

  • I will set expectations for my children by knowing where they are, whom they are with, what they are doing, and when they are to return home.
  • I will actively supervise all gatherings of youth in our home or on our property, or ask another responsible adult for help to do so.
  • I will not allow the possession or use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs by youth in our home or on our property.

Sign the pledge to make your home a SAFE HOME

If you would like to learn more about SAFE HOMES or would like to become involved, please contact one of our Community Network Leaders: Nicole Bandera at bandera.n@rochesterschools.com; Lisabeth Wotherspoon at lw310@columbia.edu ; or Samantha Hempfling at shempfling@agchc.org.