STOP THE ADDICTION FATALITY EPIDEMIC - SAFE - PROJECT US

Stopping the addiction epidemic one person, one community and one campus at a time.

aka SAFE Project   |   ARLINGTON, VA   |  http://www.safeproject.us

Mission

SAFE Project is a national nonprofit working through a collaborative, multi-pronged and non-partisan approach to end the nation’s catastrophic addiction epidemic.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Brandee Izquierdo

Main address

3118 WASHINGTON BLVD BOX 101734

ARLINGTON, VA 22201 USA

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EIN

83-0781172

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Over 20 million American struggle with substance use disorder. In fact, every single day, over 2,500 children in our country abuse prescription drugs for the first time. As a result, over 70,000 Americans of lost their lives annually due to drug overdoses and the number of nonfatal overdoses continues to rise. Addiction is a disease. Substance use disorder and the mental health challenges that may lead to this disorder are treatable. However, our country continues to struggle with the stigma of addiction – shaming those that struggle as individuals who are weak or have made bad decisions – and the resources to overcome this disease have not been consistent or coordinated. SAFE Project addresses addiction in a collaborative and nonpartisan way. SAFE Project coordinates within individual communities; post-secondary institutions, businesses and our military forces and their families to ensure that six individual yet interrelated areas are addressed in unison to help our country

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SAFE Communities

SAFE Communities works with communities across the nation to create comprehensive ways to respond to the addiction epidemic and identify the tools they need to convert intent into action.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our organization provides tools and resources to individual communities, campuses, businesses and military members and their families to overcome addiction. Working in six distinct areas – public awareness; family outreach and support, prescription drugs and medical response; law enforcement and criminal justice; prevention and treatment and recovery – SAFE Projects assist each of our stakeholders to find the solution that best supports them and helps facilitates their success.

Through collaboration and leadership by our team of experts, SAFE works directly with each of our stakeholders to highlight and scale successful program, develop creative solutions to address important gaps in the overall programming within the addiction and behavior health programming and eliminate redundancies. This work is done hands on in direct support as well as in remote or virtual settings to do whatever can be done to support an individual community, campus, business, a member of the military or a veteran and their families.

SAFE Project continues to collaborate with individual partners and grow to meet the increased demands. In 2020 alone, our SAFE Communities division provided training, resources and tools to support multiple communities with a cumulative excess of over a million citizens. Our SAFE Campuses portfolio has engaged directly with more than 100 post-secondary institutions and successfully trained nearly 150 students in recovery in leadership and program management skills to assist them in becoming dedicated servant leaders in the recovery arena. With the assistance of the Wounded Warrior Project, as well as others, our SAFE Veterans program has established a number of pilot programs which are leading to the development of wellness training for all veterans, their caretakers and their families.

SAFE Project has already executed several programs and delivered new and innovative training. In 2020 alone, SAFE Project in partnership with Deterra Systems has delivered enough free drug deactivation packages to destroy over 3 million unused prescription drugs. SAFE has provided tools, resources, and some hands-on training for multiple communities in over 30 states, provided public awareness signage in hospitals across the country, as well as in one major metropolitan international airport. In addition to those efforts, SAFE Project has:

• Directly engaged with over 150 post-secondary institutions to build or improve their current collegiate recovery programs;
• Piloted and delivered an innovative community prevention program that breaks down silos and coordinates the work of Prevention and Recovery professionals for the first time ever.
• Supported three pilot programs to establish training for veterans in wellness and self-help to reduce the number of veteran overdoses.
• Established a software application to reconnect college students in recovery upon leaving their academic institutions;
• Establish a simple treatment locator which can better assist families in quickly finding the treatment they require by answering a few simple questions;
• Trained over 100 student leaders in recovery with leadership and program management skills to assist them in become servant leaders in recovery.
• Created a workplace program that adapts resources and training to the individual needs of businesses nationwide, reducing absenteeism, illnesses and workplace injuries and increasing morale and productivity.

Financials

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Operations

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STOP THE ADDICTION FATALITY EPIDEMIC - SAFE - PROJECT US

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

James Winnefeld


Board co-chair

Mary Winnefeld

Peter Corsell

I Squared Capital

Thomas Donohue, Jr.

Adelphi Capital

Dr. Rahul Gupta

March of Dimes

Denis McDonough

Markle Foundation

Kelly Rainko

BDT & Company

Chuck Rosenberg

MSNBC

Bill Sternberg

USA Today

Terri Tanielian

RAND Corporation

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/26/2020,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/26/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.