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 Youth Coalition Members Meet with Lawmakers to Discuss Teen Vaping | 04/08/2019

Members of the Riverhead Youth Coalition (RYC) recently met with Suffolk County lawmakers to discuss concerns about the growing issue of teen vaping. Legislators Al Krupski and Bridget Fleming met
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Meet April’s Coalition Member of the Month: Imani Thomas | 03/31/2019

April’s Coalition Member of the Month is Imani Thomas, representing our Youth Sector since 2016. Imani Thomas is a sophomore at Riverhead High School. She is an active member of
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Riverhead CAP to Host 7th Annual Bowling Bonanza Fundraiser on Thursday, March 21st | 03/01/2019

Riverhead CAP will be hosting our 7th Annual Bowling Bonanza Fundraiser on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the All Star in Riverhead. This is a great opportunity for community members
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Upcoming Events

May 01

2019 Pre-Prom Meeting & Expo II

Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. (CAP), in partnership with Riverhead High School
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May 09

Pulaski Street School Prevention Education Program 2018-2019 6th Grade Lesson 7

Early Morning Group 9:15-10:15; Late Morning Group 10:50-11:50


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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