Vision, Mission and Goals!

Project ZERO is a collaboration of community businesses, organizations, and residents working together to shift the narrative surrounding drug abuse and alcoholism. The initiative will reset the tolerance levels for instances and outcomes associated with drug use and overuse of alcohol to ZERO. Together, the collaboration expects to raise awareness and educate the community on the dangers and consequences of drug abuse and alcoholism. Project ZERO is a program instituted by the Community Alliance of Manalapan and Englishtown.

Project ZERO is a collaborative effort of many community organizations and representatives dedicated to establishing the norm that NO deaths from alcohol or drugs is acceptable here in Manalapan and Englishtown.

Our mission is to meet the need for comprehensive alcohol and drug abuse awareness planning and programming to create community level change in Manalapan Township and Englishtown Borough.

GOALS

ZERO IS
  1. ZERO number of days in court due to drugs or alcohol
  2. ZERO number of days in prison due to drugs or alcohol
  3. ZERO amount of tickets written due to drugs or alcohol
  4. ZERO number blood alcohol levels in excess of legal standard for adults legally allowed to consume alcohol
  5. ZERO amount of school suspensions due to drugs or alcohol
  6. ZERO number of lives lost due to drugs or alcohol
  7. ZERO number of grieving parents because of a death from drugs or alcohol
  8. ZERO number of holidays lost due to drugs or alcohol
  9. ZERO number of lives cut short because of drugs or alcohol
  10. ZERO number of loved ones you’ll lose because of drugs or alcohol
  11. ZERO number of car crashes due to drugs or alcohol
  12. ZERO number of hospital visits due to alcohol or drugs
  13. ZERO number of serious injuries resulting from an accident involving drugs or alcohol
  14. ZERO number of families destroyed because of drugs or alcohol
  15. ZERO number of kids who lose their dream of attending college because of drugs
  16. ZERO number of arrests due to drugs or alcohol
  17. ZERO number of parents considering employing a drug test on their child
  18. ZERO number of futures destroyed because of drugs or alcohol
  19. ZERO number of acceptances to peer pressure resulting in bad outcomes
  20. ZERO number of high school dropouts because of drugs or alcohol
  21. ZERO number of bad habits formed due to drugs or alcohol
  22. ZERO number of bad influences in the community related to drugs or alcohol
  23. ZERO number of reckless choices and driving
  24. ZERO number of “close calls/almost” due to drugs or alcohol
  25. ZERO number of hangovers.
  26. ZERO number of Police Officers calling a childs parents because of drugs or alcohol
  27. ZERO number of Police Officers needing to deliver the message that a family member has either been seriously injured or died due to drugs or alcohol
  28. ZERO number of absences from school because of the effects of drugs or alcohol
  29. ZERO number of days in rehab because of the use of drugs or alcohol
  30. ZERO number of last phone calls due to drugs or alcohol
  31. ZERO number of last drives due to drugs or alcohol
  32. ZERO number of last goodbyes due to drugs or alcohol
  33. ZERO number of uses of Narcan in order to save a life from an Opiate overdose
  34. ZERO number of funerals of persons dying from drugs or alcohol
  35. ZERO number of incidents of domestic violence with drugs or alcohol involved
  36. ZERO number of unnecessary or unused medications residing in medicine cabinets
  37. ZERO shame for admitting an addiction or problem
  38. ZERO punishment to children admitting an addiction or problem
  39. ZERO guilt or harassment towards whistleblowers
  40. ZERO tolerance to those who are unwilling to try to understand that this is a serious issue
  41. ZERO number of underage purchases of alcohol