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

Riverhead CAP to Host Fifth Annual Bowling Bonanza Fundraiser on March 21st | 01/24/2017

Riverhead CAP will be hosting our Fifth Annual Bowling Bonanza Fundraiser on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the All Star in Riverhead. This is a great opportunity for community members to come
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Riverhead Students Invite Community to Show #RiverheadKindness | 01/17/2017

The Peacemakers of Phillips Avenue and Roanoke Avenue Elementary Schools in Riverhead are inviting members of the Riverhead community to participate in the Great Kindness Challenge from January 23-27, 2017.
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Riverhead Youth Coalition Records 2016 Holiday PSA | 12/20/2016

Riverhead Youth Coalition members recorded their 2016 Holiday PSA (Public Service Announcement). The PSA, entitled Cool Parents, describes the risks and consequences for adults that knowingly allow underage drinking in
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Upcoming Events

April 28

Pulaski Street School Prevention/Education Program 5th Grade Lesson 7

AM Group 10:05-11:05; PM Group 12:45-1:45

May 11

May Coalition Meeting


June 02

32nd Annual Say NO To Drugs March

Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. (CAP) will sponsor our 32nd Annual Say NO
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June 08

June Coalition Meeting



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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