Prevention begins with awareness achieved through community outreach and education, media campaigns, and speaking events.
Prevention continues with building skills and providing support achieved through implementing evidence-based programs, prevention counseling, advocacy, broad-based coalition building, alcohol and drug-free activities, and cultural competency.
Prevention is most effective when we change community conditions that contribute to underage drinking and drug use. We achieve this by reducing access to alcohol and illegal dugs through community partnerships and initiatives, policy change, and enforcement.

Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. (CAP) is a non-profit community-based organization founded in 1979 by volunteers to address growing problems caused by alcohol and other drugs within the Riverhead schools and community. Today, CAP is the major provider of drug and alcohol prevention, counseling and community coalition services in the Riverhead Central School District and community.

In the News

Employment Opportunities at Riverhead CAP | 06/27/2018

Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. (CAP), a community-based nonprofit organization, has the following employment opportunities for qualified individuals to join our nationally recognized, award-winning team. Riverhead CAP’s mission is to
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Pre-Prom Red Carpet Reception 2018 | 06/19/2018

Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. (CAP), in partnership with Riverhead High School and the Peconic Bay Medical Center Foundation, is once again coordinating a Pre-Prom Red Carpet Reception on Thursday,
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Riverhead Community Coalition Receives Coalition of Excellence Award at National Leadership Forum | 02/13/2018

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth was awarded the Coalition of Excellence Award for Short-Term Outcomes at CADCA’s 28th Annual National Leadership Forum.
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Upcoming Events

August 09

August 2018 Coalition Meeting

**Please note our new meeting location!** Please join us for our August
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September 13

September 2018 Coalition Meeting

**Please note we are in a different location this month!** Please join
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October 11

October 2018 Coalition Meeting

Please join us for our October 2018 Coalition Meeting. The mission of the
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November 08

November 2018 Coalition Meeting

Please join us for our November 2018 Coalition Meeting. The mission of the
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Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. (CAP) does not charge for our services, but we depend on the generous support from our friends and neighbors to meet the growing need for drug and alcohol prevention and school-based counseling programs in the Riverhead community. Please consider making a donation by clicking on the button below. Thank you.
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Since 1982, CAP Volunteers have provided the CAP Drug and Alcohol Prevention Education Program (Life Skills) for 5th and 6th grade  students at Pulaski Street Elementary School. CAP currently needs adult Volunteers to help teach our Pulaski Street School Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program. No experience is necessary! Free education and training provided.

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