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

Coalition Coordinator Career Opportunity | 05/03/2022

Riverhead CAP has an exciting career opportunity for a Coalition Coordinator. CAP is a nationally recognized, award-winning nonprofit that serves the economically and ethnically diverse schools and communities that comprise
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CAP Will Provide Mental Health First Aid Training | 04/11/2022

Riverhead CAP has been awarded a Federal 5-year Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) grant from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). The grant will provide $125,000 per year
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Volunteers Needed for Pulaski Program | 09/27/2021

Riverhead CAP is seeking adult volunteers to teach its 2021-2022 Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program to fifth and sixth grade students in Pulaski Street School. The program consists of eight
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Upcoming Events

June 10

35th Annual Say NO To Drugs March

Riverhead CAP will sponsor its 35th Annual Say NO to Drugs March on
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October 01

Fall Take Back Event at STOP Day 10/1

The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth is hosting a
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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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