Community Awareness Network For A Drug-Free Life And Environment, Inc. (CANDLE) was founded as a non-profit organization in 1982. Its mission is to prevent substance abuse and violence among youth. CANDLE's goal is to improve the health and climate of our schools and our communities by providing prevention education and resistance strategies to youth and their adult allies, and support programs for young people at risk



On November 29th, CANDLE will be participating in #GivingTuesday -- a national day of giving for nonprofit organizations.

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Support Services

We provide supportive services in both group and individual settings. 


School  Programs

We work with several schools in Rockland county to provide prevention education and supportive services to students.



We provide numerous trainings for youth-serving professionals, parents, and young people. Training topics include subjects related to the prevention of drug use, risky behaviors and violence among youth. We work with schools and organizations to create the most appropriate training for your unique needs.