Welcome to the Amherst Regional SAFE HOMES Program!
Research shows that young people are less likely to use alcohol and other drugs if their parents set clear rules about not doing so. SAFE HOMES is a program that empowers parents and guardians to create a safe environment by setting clear expectations about drug and alcohol use for their teens—and their teens' friends who visit their homes.
SAFE HOMES Families agree to:
• actively supervise any parties in their home
• not serve or allow minors to consume alcohol or other drugs in their home
• communicate with other parents in an effort to create a safer community for our children
HOW DOES THE SAFE HOMES PROGRAM WORK?
Parents and guardians sign an agreement to follow the three requirements of the SAFE HOMES program. You can also sign up for the SAFE HOMES program electronically, by submitting your information below.
Families who sign the agreement are listed in their local Safe Homes directory. All families receive a copy of the SAFE HOMES directory.
Parents and guardians can use the SAFE HOMES directory when their teen is invited to someone’s home or a party. If the host family is a member of SAFE HOMES, parents and guardians know:
• teens will be supervised and will not be served alcohol while in that home
• they are welcome to contact the family to share information and ask questions.
To sign up for the SAFE HOMES program electronically, please review the SAFE HOMES agreements and enter your information HERE.