To reduce substance abuse among youth in the Roanoke Valley by enhancing and improving the coordination of substance abuse education, prevention, partnerships, and resources.


RAYSAC promotes a safe and drug-free community in which all youth are valued and supported in living a drug-free lifestyle. RAYSAC further envisions a community in which all adults have the tools necessary to adequately support, nurture, and prepare the next generation to be healthy, happy, and productive.


1. To reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs by youth and adults.

2. To reduce the underage use and abuse of alcohol through education of youth, parents and the community as well as through local and state policy change.

3. To increase community collaboration around issues important to our youth and Roanoke Valley and continually educate about current drug trends and best practices.


Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare  |  Botetourt County Public Schools  |  Botetourt Prevention Coalition  |  Casa Latina  |  City of Roanoke  |  Craig County Public Schools  |  Craig Prevention Planning Team  |  DownHome Pharmacy  |  Drug Enforcement Administration  |  Family Services of Roanoke Valley  |  Goodwill Youth HQ  |  Intercept Health  |  Local Office on Aging  |  Market Street Pharmacy  |  MiBr  |  Mount Regis Center  |  mpiTOO  |  Office of the Attorney General  |  Prevention Council of Roanoke County  | Radford Carilion Student Nurse Organization  |  Roanoke City Public Schools  |  Roanoke County Public Schools  |  Roanoke Police Department  |  Roanoke Prevention Alliance  |  Roanoke Valley Collective Response  |  Salem Prevention Planning Team  |  Salem Public Schools  | Thrive by Heart  |  Virginia Department of Health  |  Western Virginia Water Authority  |  YALE Program at TAP  |  Youth Haven  |  YOVASO

Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition

RAYSAC is a group of concerned citizens striving to keep the youth and young adults of the Roanoke Valley informed, educated and aware so that they can make healthy decisions surrounding alcohol, tobacco and drugs.

Contact Us

Address: P.O. Box 13543, Roanoke, VA 24035  |  Phone: 540.982.1427  |  Email: raysacorg@gmail.com