What We Do

“We are community-minded volunteers dedicated to ensuring we do all we can. OCADA is the type of collaborative approach necessary to provide a safer community for our kids.”

– Robert W. Van Cura, Undersheriff Rockland County Sheriffs Office

Current Programs



Haitian Family and Latina Familia Focus Groups

Teen Council (in collaboration with Nyack Center)

Translated Materials: Parenting Tips and Support Resources

Annual OCADA Community Party and Big Screen Movie in the Park

“This is simply the best event I’ve been to in our community… so many families and kids are just having a great time together with no other agenda but for a good, old-fashioned fun.” 

– Parent

“This is EXACTLY what community is supposed to be about.”

– community member and one of estimated 700 attending the 2014 OCADA Community Party and Big Screen Movie in the Park, Memorial Park, Nyack



“Heroes & Cool Kids”: High School Character Development and Mentoring to our 5th graders SADD Clubs (Students Against Destructive Decisions) for Middle and High School

“Iron Will Kids”: Promotes health, nutrition and good decision –making skills

SADD Clubs (Students Against Destructive Decisions) in the Middle and High School

Prevention, DUI and Alcohol Poisoning Awareness Weeks

Special Speakers and Assemblies – motivational, educational and informative


Coalition Meetings

We meet monthly to communicate and update coalition members on coalition activity, decisions and goals.

Meetings begin at 7:00pm; Location varies month to month, depending on the agenda.

See our calendar for the 2014/2015 schedule of meetings. 

Click here for agendas and minutes of past meetings. 


Teen Council (in collaboration with Nyack Center)

Promotes youth voice, leadership and investment in choosing to be substance free.  Meets weekly at Nyack Center.  Facilitated by Nicole Hines, Assistant Director of Nyack Center and open to Nyack High School students who are interested in planning for events and developing teen voice for the coalition.


Needs Assessment – How We Identify Specific Issues to Address in our Community

  1. From YOU. Please tell us what you think. Your opinion and concern keep us valid. Click here to fill out our ongoing survey on the home page.
  2. County and District PRIDE Survey Results

The Core Measures of PRIDE are:  Reported 30 Day Use ● Perception of Risk ● Perception of Parental Disapproval of Use ● Perception of Friend’s Disapproval of Use ● Age of Onset of Use.

We use the PRIDE Survey results to help us to determine patterns of substance use, perceptions of harmfulness, and antisocial behaviors. Repeated administration assists in assessing trends over time and can be useful when selecting specific strategies for prevention and intervention that ultimately aim to change attitudes and social norms in our community.

Nyack District PRIDE Survey Results



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