The Safe Homes List was adopted as a new intervention for the SRSLY Manchester Coalition in response to local conditions that increase risk factors associated with youth alcohol and drug use.
What is a SRSLY Safe Home?
A SRSLY Safe Home is a home in which the family has committed to providing a safe and substance-free environment for their children and any other youth who spend time there. Kids and adults can be confident that minors under the age of 21 will not be offered or allowed to use drugs or alcohol while they are in these families’ homes. The Safe Homes List is a record of all the families who have made this commitment.
“A common myth that I’ve heard is that if you’re an adult and you drink alcohol in your home you can’t be on the Safe Home list. That’s totally not true”, says Lindsay Hannah, SRSLY Manchester's Coalition Director. “Adults can join the list as long as they don’t allow minors to drink in the home.”
How to sign-up
The SRSLY Safe Homes list currently lives online at srslymanchester.org/safe-homes. Families can sign up by emailing Lindsay Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org or directly on the website.
Demonstrating Your Commitment as a SRSLY Safe Home
Why the SRSLY Safe Homes List?
Last year the SRSLY Manchester Coalition performed a community needs assessment. The results of the assessment showed the following risk factors for Manchester youth.
Manchester youth report obtaining alcohol from parents or older siblings / peers.
Manchester School District, 2016 Michigan Profiles for Healthy Youth Survey Results
SRSLY Manchester, YA Marijuana & Alcohol Survey, 2016
SRSLY Manchester, HS Marijuana & Alcohol Survey, 2016