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

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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Riverhead Named Coalition of the Year by CADCA | 11/24/2019

Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth received the Coalition of Excellence award for Coalition of the Year from CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America), the nation’s leading substance abuse
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CAP Volunteers Receive Community Service Award | 11/18/2019

Riverhead CAP and coalition volunteers are this year’s recipients of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Award for Excellence in Community Service. The award was presented by Carolyn Stepnoski
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Upcoming Events

December 12

December 2019 Coalition Meeting

Please join us for our December 2019 Coalition Meeting. This will be
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December 12

Pulaski Street School Prevention Education Program 2019-2020 6th Grade Lesson 2

Early Morning Group 9:15-10:15; Late Morning Group 10:55-11:55 You can view this month’s PowerPoint presentation
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December 13

Pulaski Street School Prevention Education Program 2019-2020 5th Grade Lesson 2

Morning Group 10:05-11:05; Afternoon Group 12:44-1:44 You can view this month’s PowerPoint presentation in our
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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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