Thank you to all of our partners and the First Lady of Virginia, Suzanne Youngkin, for joining us last week for a special discussion about the dangers of Fentanyl.

SAFE is hosting our Annual Meeting scheduled for December 6, 2022 at CTC on Hull Street. Please be sure to put this important date on your calendars to attend. SAFE will highlight our 2022 Young Adult Survey data, prevention and recovery outreach happening in Chesterfield County, and our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Caroline Cobb, VCU, “Who’s Puffing What?”  We will also be presenting awards to some of our many community partners! You won’t want to miss it.

Please register by scanning the QR Code in the attached flyer or using the link.  Feel free to circulate the flyer to your networks in the community and help us engage others in our mission of preventing and reducing substance abuse in our area.


SAFE Grant Coordinator and Operations Manager, Kathy Reed delivered pizza and water to volunteers and officers who participated in the Drug Take Back Day at Hancock Village Shopping Center on Saturday, November 29th, 2022.  At this event, 218 individuals dropped of 633 pounds of unused or expired prescriptions drugs.  SAFE also provided resource bags that consisted of a Deterra Drug Deactivation Bag and various educational brochures about the risks of opioids and prescription drugs.  To date, SAFE has helped remove over 24,600 pounds of unwanted, unused, and expired prescription drugs from the community. 

Drug Take Back events help prevent drug abuse and protects the environment by providing a way to safely dispose of unused, unwanted, and expired medications.