About Us

The Cocaine and Alcohol Awareness Program, Incorporated (CAAP, Inc.) was established January 15, 1989, as a non-profit 501(c)(3) program.  CAAP, Inc. began by providing counseling services for drug and alcohol dependent individuals on an outpatient basis. Operating in five locations within the inner City of Memphis, CAAP, Inc. assists over 1,000 individuals annually in overcoming chemical dependency, homelessness, domestic violence, victimization, and other self-defeating behavioral health and co-occurring mental health disorder issues.  CAAP, Inc. treats primarily, though not exclusively, adults with substance abuse related histories, illnesses, handicaps, psycho-social and other behavioral health problems.  The CAAP, Inc. substance abuse treatment and supportive service program is similar for all clients who fall within the substance abuse treatment program.

In the beginning, the focus of CAAP, Inc. was on the minority community substance abusers in the inner City of Memphis/Shelby County.  Now, CAAP, Inc. has broadened its client demographics.  The multicultural emphasis which CAAP, Inc. now reveals reflects both the community in general and the depth of the effects of substance abuse.

The program provides effective and caring behavioral health and co-occurring mental health services for those who cannot afford premium costs. 

The Executive Summary

The Cocaine and Alcohol Awareness Program, Incorporated (CAAP, Inc.) was established January 15, 1989, as a non-profit 501(c)(3) program.  CAAP, Inc. began by providing counseling services for drug and alcohol dependent individuals on an outpatient basis.  Now operating in five locations within the inner city of Memphis, CAAP, Inc. assists over 1,000 individuals annually in overcoming chemical dependency, homelessness, domestic violence, victimization, and other self-defeating behavioral health and co-occurring mental health disorder issues.  CAAP, Inc. treats primarily — though not exclusively — adults with substance abuse related histories, illnesses, handicaps, psycho-social and other behavioral health problems.  The CAAP, Inc. substance abuse treatment and supportive service program is similar for all clients who fall within the substance abuse treatment program.

In the beginning, the focus of CAAP, Inc. was on the minority community substance abusers in the inner city of Memphis/Shelby County.  Now, CAAP, Inc. has broadened its client demographics.  The multicultural emphasis which CAAP, Inc. now reveals reflects both the community in general and the depth of the effects of substance abuse and homelessness.

The program provides effective and caring behavioral health and co-occurring mental health services for those who cannot afford premium costs and low income housing for seniors 55 years and older.  CAAP, Inc. has an annual budget of approximately $5.5 million, with 67 staff full-time and 18 part-time staff.  Headquarters are located at 4041 Knight Arnold Road Ste 300.  CAAP, Inc. provides services from 6 different facilities, serving residents of Memphis, Shelby County, and West Tennessee.  Current services and facilities are as follows:

  • Veterans Residential Services, 3375 Winbrook —provides transitional housing for chemically dependent homeless male and female veterans

  • Community Corrections, 3835 Lamar — provides residential housing and treatment services for non-violent female felony offenders

  • Residential and Extended Residential Alcohol and Drug facility, 4023 Knight Arnold Road and 4029 Knight Arnold Road — provides alcohol and drug treatment to adult males and females with substance abuse disorder dependency

  • Outpatient Services, 4023 and 4029 Knight Arnold Road — provides Alcohol & Drug Treatment to males and females

  • HIV/AIDS, 4029 Knight Arnold Road —provides testing, education, counseling, support and resources to those living with or vulnerable to HIV

  • Uptown Manor, Apartment Complex 1064 North 7th Street —is designed for homeless low income seniors 55 years of age or older

  • Place of Hope Apartment Complex, 1347 Ferguson —for persons with mental or physical developmental disabilities.

 

CAAP, Inc. plans to continue to deliver high quality services and effective programs.  There are near term plans to expand a facility to allow treatment of additional individuals.  Additional plans include increasing revenue generated from fee-based programs and pursuing a broader array of public and private funding to ensure the on-going operation of the facilities.  Long-term plans (3-5 years) include exploring the potential of offering a broader array of housing and services such as:  permanent housing for women with children and low income families and a temporary job placement service for CAAP, Inc. residents and graduates.  These long-term plans will be designed to produce future income for CAAP, Inc. to help ensure on-going operation and growth of the facilities.

 

CAAP, Inc. is proud is have a working Board of Directors that is instrumental in the mission, visions and growth of the organization.

- Albert L. Richardson, Jr. - Executive Director, CAAP, Inc.

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Mission & Vision

The mission of CAAP, Inc. is to provide professional, state-of-the-art, compassionate behavioral health and co-occurring mental health services. We strive to provide culturally specific substance abuse treatment and prevention, education and relapse prevention programming focusing on, though not exclusively serving, the poor or indigent substance abusers in the Memphis/Shelby County community.

 

CAAP, Inc. Culture Values:

  • Commitment to CAAP, Inc. mission

  • Cornerstones of dignity and self-respect

  • Emphasis on trust and teamwork

  • Religious tolerance

  • Effectiveness through time restraints, priorities, and low overhead

  • Strong program management

  • Premium/high standards of assessment and leadership

  • Balance of growth with quality operations

 

The vision of CAAP, Inc. is to be able to treat more individuals by increasing capacity, while continuing to diversity services to meet the needs of more individuals, while still continuing to focus primarily on the poor and indigent substance abusers in the Memphis/Shelby County community.

Demographics

In the beginning the focus of CAAP, Inc. was on the minority community substance abusers in the inner City of Memphis/Shelby County.  Now CAAP, Inc. has broadened its client demographics.  The multicultural emphasis, which CAAP, Inc. now reveals, reflects both the community in general and the depth of the effects of substance abuse & homelessness.​