Need help? Are you a parent in need of guidance? Want a program in your child’s school? Looking for a tobacco recovery support group? Need to attend a Victim Impact Panel class? Looking to educate staff in safe alcohol sales? Contact us at (845) 765-8301.


Heroin in Hudson Wisconsin looks a lot like Heroin in the Hudson Valley.

A recent article in the New York Times (Read the full article here) provides  the backdrop for a  strikingly similar comparison between the surge of heroin use and overdose in Hudson, Wisconsin and the Mid Hudson Valley.  The face of this epidemic is painful to look at particularly through the eyes of the families who have suffered such tremendous loss.  Communities nationwide are struggling with this problem- often alone- because of the shame and guilt that remains associated with substance abuse.  There is no place for shame and guilt when towns and communities are losing mothers, fathers, children, friends and neighbors.   There is no one sector in any community that can successfully address this issue.  It will take every sector:  youth, parents, schools, churches, civic organizations, law enforcement, government, mental health organizations, substance abuse organizations, youth serving organizations, government (at all levels), businesses and healthcare, to confront this issue in a caring, compassionate, competent, collaborative and strategic way.  It will mean working together to dispel the stereotypes that present a barrier to helping those individuals and families who are suffering through this nightmare.  It will require the resources to prevent, treat and recover from substance use disorder; clearly a monumental task but achievable together.  Contact CAPE and find out how you can become part of this change in your town, village or city.  CAPE in partnership with Dutchess County is committed to making this happen but the solution resides in each community-in the passion and purpose that lives within each of us for a better life-a healthier life…especially for our children.

Elaine Trumpetto, M.A.


Saturday, April 26, 2014: National Drug Take Back Day, Cupcakes for CAPE, Cinderella Project. For more information, contact our office at 845-765-8301.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014: Pilates for Prevention at Body Be Well 7578 North Broadway, Red Hook, NY…Contact Shannon for details.

Saturday, May 3, 2014: Paintbrushes & Party, 1-4pm.

More information for upcoming events and programs can be found on our website events calendar or by contacting our office at (845) 765-8301 or e-mailing Shannon at SLecomte@capedc.org.


Alive at 25 Information: Click here for the 2014 schedule Contact our office 845-765-8301 for questions or to sign up!

Read about the Starry Night Vigil in this February 2014 Poughkeepsie Journal article

Click here to download the 2014 Parent to Parent Group schedule

Attention Parents: Click here to download the Teen Driving Contract

Marijuana use among teens increases. Health and safety issues affect individuals, families and communities. Should New York really consider legalization of medical marijuana? You decide! Read here!