One Step at a Time

Promoting Addiction Awareness, One Step at a Time . . . 

For over seven years, JFCS has been committed to educating thousands of tweens, teens, and families about the epidemic of addiction in our South Jersey community. Originally focused on opiate and heroin addiction, we recently refreshed our program to incorporate all substances that impact young people, including alcohol, vapes, nicotine, marijuana, opiates, and heroin. The refreshed program, entitled One Step at a Time, incorporates interactive software so that participants can actively engage with the presenters. Voices representing expertise, impact, and law enforcement remain integral to the program, as we share warning signs, and offer safe and accessible ways to seek guidance and help.

The pandemic halted our in-person presentations, but not our mission to provide meaningful prevention awareness, and we are currently providing virtual programs. Ultimately, we believe One Step at a Time saves lives by increasing awareness, promoting conversation, and normalizing the “ask for help.”

To learn more or to schedule a program, please contact Meredith Cohen at 856-424-1333 or mcohen@jfedsnj.org

One Step at a Time is sponsored by Gregg B. Wolfe, in loving memory of son Justin Wolfe,
and the Camden County Board of Commissioners. 

The Statistics Are Startling . . .

– 15% of New Jersey teens say they drank alcohol for the first time before age 13

– 39% of New Jersey tweens and teens ages 12 – 17 admitted to smoking or vaping

– 70% of New Jersey teens who abuse prescription drugs say they got them from a friend or relative

Addiction Resources & Support

For a listing of addiction resources and support
available in New Jersey, click HERE.

One Step at a Time Calendar of Events

2020 – 2021 Academic Year 

Sterling High School
Somerdale, NJ
January 14, 2021
2 class presentations, 47 students participated

Kellman Brown Academy
Voorhees, NJ
March 8, 2021
Middle school presentation, 27 students and parents participated

M’Kor Shalom Hebrew High School
Cherry Hill, NJ
March 16, 2021
40 students and parents participated

Cherry Hill High School West
Cherry Hill, NJ
March 25 and 26, 2021
8 class presentations, 386 students participated

Eastern Regional High School
Voorhees, NJ
April 26, 2021
4 class presentations

For 24-hour assistance, please call: 

NJ Addictions Access Center
844-276-2777

For residents of Camden or Gloucester Counties
877-266-8222

In the event of an emergency, please call 911.