The Council on Addiction Prevention and Education (CAPE) of Dutchess County, Inc.
Where Prevention and Recovery Create Hope for Our Future
Established in 1987
CAPE, formerly the Dutchess County Council on Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency, is a charitable 501(c)3 organization that was created to meet the growing need for Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention and education services in Dutchess County.
Our organization is a NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) licensed provider and a contract agency of Dutchess County.
We provide programs and services to our local community that focus on the prevention of and recovery from substance use disorder (addiction). Our agency works to provide information and resources to youth and their families. We educate the public and try to reduce the stigma surrounding addiction, which is a complex brain disease (not a moral failing).