Safe recognized as a top nonprofit agency

For the second consecutive year, Substance Abuse Free Environment Inc., better known as SAFE, a coalition working toward the prevention and reduction of substance abuse among youths, has been named a Top-Rated Health Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits.

During October and November, visitors to GreatNonprofits.org reviewed nonprofits worldwide that provide essential services. Based on reviews by its supporters, SAFE has received the highest rating — five stars.

SAFE was among 1,386 nonprofits awarded the 2012 Top-Rated GreatNonprofits designation, or less than one percent of all eligible nonprofits.     GreatNonprofits seeks to highlight excellent charities, noting that oftentimes, the small, local ones are the most effective. The Top-Rated award winners are selected by the public, including their volunteers, donors and those whom they serve. This process provides nonprofits with valuable feedback, in addition to the recognition.

SAFE brings a variety of initiatives to schools, churches, parents and the general community to promote awareness, share prevention strategies, and foster healthy, substance-abuse-free environments in homes, schools and throughout the community.

Since its inception in 1999, SAFE has earned numerous national awards for its effectiveness and innovation.

“SAFE’s effectiveness is a result of engaging our community across many sectors and working together to prevent substance abuse,” Frith said.

To read reviews about SAFE or offer a review, visit greatnonprofits.org and search Chesterfield SAFE. For more information, visit chesterfieldsafe.org.

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