Programs & Activities

Steering Committee

A group of community members, partners, and stakeholders who have joined RAYSAC to actively participate in community prevention efforts.


The RAYSAC Empowered Activist Leaders Team consists of local high school youth and focuses on building a stronger foundation of youth participation in the community by helping to decrease youth substance abuse.

DEA National Drug Take Back

RAYSAC helps raise community awareness of the dangers of prescription drug abuse and supports proper disposal of unwanted medications.

Red Ribbon Week

A National coordination of drug prevention awareness activities in the Roanoke Valley every October.

Legislative Roundtable

Discussion focused on Virginia laws and policies that may give communities new tools to address current substance abuse issues. 


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: