San Diego 2019 Keep Kids Safe Program

Join us in April of 2019 for a community walk to educate families about the safe use, storage and disposal of prescription medications.

Volunteer To Walk a Community

The Safe Homes Coalition is proud to join with the San Diego Association of Realtors® and other partners to continue the Keep Kids Safe Education Program. Together, this powerful coalition of stakeholders is united toward the mission of reducing overdose death associated with the misuse and abuse of prescription medications in throughout San Diego County.

With one of the highest rates of narcotic abuse and a significant portion of drug overdoses related to prescription drugs, California has a particular need for a multi-faceted approach to this complex crisis. This is why public safety leaders such as San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan and San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore, the healthcare community, recovery advocates, and so many others have come together in this Keep Kids Safe Program to encourage you to make your house a safe home through safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal of prescription medications.

What began in 2014 as a focused effort to remove prescription drugs from open houses has expanded this year to a region-wide effort to remove expired and unwanted prescription medications from homes throughout San Diego County.

With countless numbers of prescription pills sitting in the medicine cabinets of homes across the country, we invite you to join us in the fight as we lead countywide community walks with government officials, program partners and other volunteers to inform families about the dangers of opioid abuse and how to safely dispose of expired, unwanted and unused prescription medicine in the household.

Be a part of the solution

Sign up now for the San Diego 2019 Keep Kids Safe Program

The Safe Homes Coalition seeks volunteers for an April 2019 county-wide neighborhood walk, to educate families about the safe use, storage and disposal of prescription medications.  This is a first-of-its-kind program that can help save lives!

For more information, call 844-234-SAFE!

 

“We are asking each of you, your club or organization, to be a part of this program.”
Kristin Gaspar, San Diego County Supervisor

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Additional Resources

The Parent Talk Kit

Tips for Talking and What to Say to Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse provides guidance on starting a conversation, what to say and how to answer tough questions.

Get the Parent Talk Kit »

Concerned Citizens

Resources for those who may want to initiate a discussion, including healthcare workers, educators and communities and law enforcement.

Visit the Medicine Abuse Project »

Parents and Grandparents

Resources on how to prevent drug and alcohol abuse, over-the-counter medicines and more.

Info for Parents and Grandparents »

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The Safe Homes Coalition originally launched in San Diego, CA and we’re always looking for partners to expand the Keep Kids Safe program across the United States. Help your community stay safe!

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