Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc.


A Drug-Free Communities Coalition
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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 and counseling services in the Riverhead Central School District.   
What's Happening: Spring 2014

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Office of National Drug Control Policy Awards $625,000 to Riverhead Community Awareness Program to Prevent Youth Substance Use

Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. (CAP) has been awarded a $625,000 federal grant ($125,000 a year for five years) from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). On Friday September 6, 2013, ONDCP Director Gil Kerlikowske announced $19.8 million in new Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants to 147 communities across the country. The awards are in addition to the $59.4 million in continuation grants simultaneously released to 473 currently funded DFC coalitions. Riverhead CAP was awarded the grant on behalf of the Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth; the funds will be used to involve and engage the Riverhead community to prevent substance use among youth. Click here to read more.

Riverhead CAP Needs Volunteers!

Riverhead CAP is once again seeking Volunteers to teach our innovative Pulaski Street School Prevention Edication Program, now in its 32nd year. For more information click here.

Annual Report: Riverhead CAP enjoyed another successful year serving the Riverhead schools and community. A copy of our 2012-2013 Annual Report is available in our Document Library, here.

Thanks to everyone who participated in Sparkle and Shine: RHS Class of 2013 Pre-Prom Photo-Op and Reception. To view and download high resolution photos on Flickr, click here.

 To view and share photos on Facebook, click on the Facebook link at the top of this page.

Did you know that first time alcohol and drug abuse peaks for teens during summer? To address this issue, CAP has launched a Summer Sendoff and Youth Safety Campaign. To learn more about this campaign, click here. Prevention resources, including how to talk to your child at any age about alcohol and other drug abuse, are available here on our Resources page.

Riverhead CAP's 2013 Peer Leadership Summer Workshop

View the photos here.



Riverhead CAP would like to thank everyone who came out to

support our students at the

28th Annual Say NO To Drugs March

Tropical Storm Edition!


Watch the video here.
Stony Brook University's 2013 Women's Lacrosse Team, winners of the America East Championship. Photo courtesy of Stony Brook University.

CAP's Bowling Bonanza 2013 Fundraiser was a tremendous success. Thanks to all of our sponsors and bowlers for their support! Click here to view the photos.