Safe Homes: You are not alone.



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What is "Safe Homes"?

Safe Homes Parents Network is a national effort to develop a community-wide coalition of parents and other adults who are committed to addressing the issue of underage drinking/drugs in our community.


The Ridgewood Safe Homes Network is a pledge-based program for parents/guardians of youth in grades 6 through 12. There is no cost for membership.


Safe Homes provides parents/guardians an opportunity to unite and communicate. When you sign the Safe Homes Pledge, you let Ridgewood youth and other parents/guardians know that underage drinking/drug use is not acceptable in your home. Parents/guardians can use the Safe Homes Directory as a reference to communicate with each other, for example when their children are visiting other homes. If you don’t allow drinking/drug use in your home, you should know that you are not alone!


The pledge states:

  • I will not serve nor will I knowingly allow anyone under the legal drinking age to consume alcohol in my home or on my property.
  • I will not knowingly allow parties or gatherings in my home without proper, responsible adult supervision.
  • I will communicate with other parents, and I welcome calls or emails to “check up” when youth may be visiting my home.

Two Important Facts!

  • Signing the Safe Homes Pledge is NOT a substitute for calling in advance to verify that an activity will be free from alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.  Never be hesitant to call the adult in charge.

  • The Safe Homes Pledge is NOT a legally binding contract, but rather a pledge agreement by all parents involved.




Take the Pledge!

Please complete the pledge separately for each of your children in grades 6-12. (After you complete the pledge, you'll be prompted to return to the form for additional children, if necessary.)

Last name:

Student's First Name Initial:

School Attended by Your Child

Student Grade

Is your contact information listed in your school directory?

Name of Person Taking the Pledge*:

Email Address*:

*We will email you with the Safe Homes Directory as soon as it is available.  Your name and email will not be included in the Safe Homes Directory.


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