The Council on Addiction Prevention and Education of Dutchess County, Inc. (CAPE), (formerly the Dutchess County Council on Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency, Inc.), was founded in 1987. The Council was established to meet the growing need for Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention and education services in Dutchess County. CAPE is certified by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to provide prevention counseling and education to businesses, community organizations, schools and agencies.


CAPE’s mission is to be recognized as the premier substance abuse and addiction prevention provider in the Mid-Hudson Region by implementing nationally established educational programs, policies, and services. Click here to download our brochure