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Upcoming SAFIR Events

Marijuana: A Closer Look at the Issues Facing Society Today
Tuesday, October 22 | 8 am – 4:30 pm
Indian River State College, Richardson Center, Vero Beach

Communities Talk: Town Hall Meeting to Prevent Underage Drinking
Tuesday, November 12 | 7 pm – 8:30 pm
IRC Intergenerational Recreation Center

Highlights from Recent SAFIR Events

Hidden in Plain Sight
Thank you to everyone who came out for the presentation, Hidden in Plain Sight. Look for more events and presentations by the SAFIR Coalition and our partners in the community.

Shores officers and the Substance Abuse Free Indian River (SAFIR) coalition want parents to take a closer look at these items when looking through their teenagers’ rooms. Some parents might discover their child might be taking drugs.
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Sticker Shock
The SAFIR Coalition has held another successful “sticker shock” initiative in Indian River County. With the help of the Vero Beach police department, the Indian River County Explorers and the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, red and green stickers were placed in various convenience stores around Vero Beach to deter the purchase of alcohol for minors.
Read the Press Release

SAFIR Youth Coalition

Students at Vero Beach High School and Sebastian River High School are welcome to join the brand new SAFIR Youth Coalition. Our first group was held Friday, Aug 9th, but you can find us next time on Sunday, 8/25 at 4:00 at the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

In this coalition, we will surround our teens with positive activities to develop leadership skills and talents while teaching the importance of living a #SubstanceAbuseFree lifestyle.

The next Youth Coalition meeting will be on Tuesday, October 1st at 7 pm at the Sheriff’s Office. The SAFIR Youth Coalition will meet every other Tuesday night at 7 pm.
Members from our SAFIR Youth Coalition went to Friday's VBHS football game to help give information out about community health and wellness trends related to underage substance abuse and misuse.

Let’s help guide our youth to make a personal commitment to living above the influence. If interested in more information on joining the youth coalition, please call or text Phyllis Schneider at 772.538.6106 or email
SAFIR Recognizes Local Establishment for Passing Alcohol Compliance Inspection

The SAFIR Coalition is recognizing 25 local establishments for successfully passing an alcohol compliance inspection. The SAFIR Coalition would like to acknowledge these establishments for working hard to combat underage drinking and alcohol abuse.

All 25 establishments will receive a certificate from SAFIR honoring them for a job well done.
Read the Press Release

Chat & Chew Sessions

The SAFIR Coalition is hosting Chat & Chew sessions at Sebastian High School and Charter High School. Once a month at lunchtime, we interact with the kids by opening up a dialogue about alcohol, marijuana, e-cigs, and prescription drugs, as well as providing them with information about these topics.

Upcoming SAFIR Meetings

Membership Meeting
Wednesday, October 3
Gifford Youth Achievement Center
Sustainability/Fundraising Workgroup
Thursday, October 10 | 10 am
SAFIR Office
Communities Talk: Town Hall Meeting to Prevent Underage Drinking
Tuesday, November 12 | 7 pm – 8:30 pm
IRC Intergenerational Recreation Center
Membership Meeting
Thursday, December 5
Vero Beach Elks Club
Thanks to our volunteers, contributors, coalition members, and community supporters. Together we can make Indian River County a safer, healthier, and happier place to live.


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