Safety and Wellness
Safety and Wellness provides health and intervention specialists to work with schools and local organizations to create and sustain opportunities for improving health, safety and wellness. The safety and wellness staff has introduced opportunities for increasing physical activities and nutrition at schools. They’ve also raised awareness about teen dating violence and prevention. Their efforts help to create a safe and healthy environment in the schools and community. The safety and wellness staff collaborates with all of the Promise Neighborhood initiatives to achieve their results.
- Students are healthy
- Students feel safe at school and in their community
- Students live in stable communities
Staff works toward safety for all students
September is Recovery Month and the Promise Neighborhood Recovery Coaches have taken advantage of opportunities to spread the news about becoming substance-free. They set up tables in the neighborhood high schools and in the Jackson County Courthouse to encourage people to sign a pledge to be alcohol-free and drug-free during September. They also offered resources related to addiction recovery.
This effort is part of Promise Neighborhood’s safety work. “The safety work we do involves ensuring that students feel safe at school as well as going to and from school,” says Jennie Pollard, Associate Director of Safety and Health. “Part of this is assisting families with reunification in family court which brings stability to student’s home life.”