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Riverhead Community Awareness Program

Riverhead CAP needs volunteers for Pulaski Street school drugs prevention program

by Sep 30, 2023
Riverhead Community Awareness Program is seeking community volunteers for its "Too Good for Drugs" prevention program at Pulaski Street school. Here's what CAP volunteers do.

CAP launches parent survey to gain input for new prevention and wellness programs

by May 23, 2023
Riverhead CAP is seeking parent input to develop new prevention and wellness programs. Take an anonymous online survey and enter to win a $50 gift card.

Riverhead CAP receives major funding boost

by Mar 3, 2023
Riverhead CAP has received two multi-year grant awards totaling $2.55 million to support its substance abuse and mental health prevention programs.

Students and community march against drugs in 35th annual Riverhead CAP event

by Jun 11, 2022
The Riverhead CAP “Say No to Drugs” march returned to downtown Riverhead Friday morning after a two-year pandemic hiatus, welcomed back by perfect spring weather and hundreds of enthusiastic participants and spectators.

Riverhead CAP’s annual march against drugs to return June 10

by Jun 1, 2022
CAP's annual march against drugs, alcohol and tobacco will return this year after a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The march is set for Friday, June 10. Tijuana Fulford of the Butterfly Effect Project is this year's special guest and keynote speaker.

‘Parent University’ focusing on Narcan training, drug use awareness set for Wednesday

by Apr 11, 2022
Community organizations will present a “Parent University” event at Riverhead High School on Wednesday to teach families how to recognize and respond to drug use in their children, and provide training for when and how to administer the overdose rescue drug Narcan.

Police charge four in underage alcohol sales investigation

by Sep 15, 2021
Riverhead Town Police report the arrest of four people on charges stemming from an underage alcohol sales investigation in town.

CAP Youth Coalition urges town board to focus marijuana efforts on youth prevention

by Jul 23, 2021
Riverhead Town looks to Riverhead CAP Youth Coalition for assistance to help prevent marijuana use by the community's youth.

Riverhead CAP launches ‘celebrate sober’ campaign in advance of graduation celebrations

by Jun 22, 2021
In partnership with local businesses and Peconic Bay Medical Center, CAP is placing 2-inch stickers on participating businesses' items — like deli sandwiches, take out bags and coffee cups — which say: “Congratulations Class of 2021. Live Your Best Life: Celebrate Sober.”

Three Riverhead CAP high school students join county’s Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Council

by Mar 4, 2021
The council is composed of 30 members aged 14 to 21 who work on teams to identify and prioritize issues that affect Suffolk County youth.