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

Orangielee Wilkinson is February’s Coalition Member of the Month | 02/01/2020

Orangielee Wilkinson is February’s Coalition Member of the Month, representing our Youth Sector since 2017.  Orangielee is a 16 year-old sophomore at Riverhead High School. She is very active within
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SGT Sean Cassidy is January’s Coalition Member of the Month | 01/02/2020

SGT Sean Cassidy is January’s Coalition Member of the Month. SGT Cassidy graduated from Infantry One Station Unit training as an 11B Infantryman in the United States Army. He has
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Chief Hegermiller is December’s Coalition Member of the Month | 12/03/2019

Riverhead Police Chief Hegermiller is December’s Coalition Member of the Month, representing our Law Enforcement sector since 2012. Chief David Hegermiller is a 38-year member of the Riverhead Police Department.
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Upcoming Events

March 12

Pulaski Street School Prevention Education Program 2019-2020 6th Grade Lesson 5

Pulaski Street School Prevention Education Program 2019-2020 6th Grade Lesson 5 will
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March 13

Pulaski Street School Prevention Education Program 2019-2020 5th Grade Lesson 5

Pulaski Street School Prevention Education Program 2019-2020 5th Grade Lesson 5 will
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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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Volunteer

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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