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Ossining participates in National Drug Take Back Day on October 24, 2020.

Drug Take Back Day

October 24, 2020 was National Drug Take Back Day. Ossining joined communities across the country to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of unused, expired, and otherwise unwanted drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Note that Ossining residents can safely dispose of medications anytime using Ossining’s MedReturn box, available 24/7 inside the police station door at 88 Spring Street.

Ossining Youth Bureau (OYB) 2020 t-shirts celebrate Ossining's Summer Youth Leadership Program.

Ossining's Summer Youth Leadership Program

Operated by the newly developing Ossining Youth Bureau, the first annual Summer Youth Leadership Program provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to develop and utilize leadership skills. The approach is youth-driven, adult-guided and included opportunities for teens to explore and share their ideas on racial equity.

Open Door Family Medical Center offers quality, affordable, accessible healthcare to build healthier communities in Westchester and Putnam Counties..

Open Door

Open Door Family Medical Center’s mission has remained consistent since 1972: to provide high-quality healthcare that’s affordable, accessible, and efficient to build healthier communities. From prevention and wellness programs to the treatment of diseases, Open Door sees our primary mission as keeping the people of Westchester and Putnam Counties healthy and strong, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, visit www.opendoormedical.org.

Rising Above Boundaries

Confidence with persistence is a “game changer”, according to Jerald L Hoover, who partnered with Ossining’s RAB Program this past summer. The mentoring program is dedicated for fostering positive behavioral, academic and mental health outcomes in young people.

Ossining Communities That Care Supports Positive Youth Development & Substance Use Prevention

We Gather the Facts

Our Ossining Communities That Care Youth Survey assesses substance use in middle and high school students in Ossining. Our annual report includes a list of factors that may increase or decrease the likelihood of teen substance use so we know how to direct our efforts.

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We Listen to the Experts

We’re not alone in this. National, state, and local agencies provide a wealth of information, experience, and support for community coalitions dedicated to prevention and health promotion—just like OCTC. We work with these organizations to bring tried and true approaches right here to Ossining to promote the prevention of substance abuse and create healthy, happy communities.

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We All Work Together

Our community partners are stronger together. Through collaboration and partnership, we deliver a greater impact for our community to influence the future of Ossining and our own organizations. Every coalition partner matters in Ossining Communities That Care.

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If you’re seeing signs of substance abuse in your teen, a friend, or yourself and would like to speak to a professional, find a reputable, professional hotline or support system here.

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Tues 4/13 @7pm: Teen Mental Health presentation
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20,000 vaccines and still counting. Thanks Open Door!Making history one vaccine at a time. Open Door is proud to have administered 20,000 vaccines! We thank our staff on the front line for their continued efforts ending the pandemic. ... See MoreSee Less
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Two Parent Education Programs this week: flyers below
Tues 4/13 @7pm: Teen Mental Health presentation
Zoom Link: zoom.us/j/92789357444?pwd=NVV4L0dHU0p0azQzRmZyenhEbDBXdz09#success
Weds 4/14@7 pm: Alcohol Marketing, Youth Drinking & the Pandemic. Preregister here: www.know2prevent.org/2020-2021-speaker-series
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