In 2001, the Utica City School District became one of 97 sites in the country to be awarded a federal grant by the U.S. Department
of Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S.
Department of Justice through the Safe Schools / Healthy Students
initiative. As a result of this grant, Utica Safe Schools Healthy
Students Partnership, Inc. (USSHS) was created as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency which remains an integral
part of the Utica City School District. The national program is
designed to combine school district personnel and community efforts to
support a common goal of helping children to make healthier, safer and
more successful choices in their lives.
assists students to develop the skills necessary to promote positive
mental health development, engage in pro-social behavior, and prevent
violent behavior and drug use. These efforts are meant to ensure that
all students can learn in a safe, disciplined, drug-free environment.
USSHS supports these efforts by integrating evidence and research-based programs into the schools.
2006, Rome was also awarded a Safe Schools Healthy Students Grant and a
Rome Partnership was formed in which we were contracted to hire and
supervise their school coordinators. Currently, both the Utica and Rome
locations connect students and families to school and community-based
services, through a School Coordinator accessible to each building.
Oneida Madison Herkimer (OMH) BOCES received the federal Safe Schools
Healthy Students grant in 2009. They also contracted our services to
provide targeted programs in 11 more school districts. These programs
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support
Initial Response Team
After School Programs
-Not all school districts have
these services please contact us for more specific information. See the
tab with our services listed for more information on above programs.