How it Began


CAP Founder Dean Duncan

In 1972 a man named Dean Duncan brought 12 inebriated homeless men to the old Desert Inn on Whites Bridge in a U-haul. With the assistance of some business men, they established a program then called Comprehensive Alcohol Programs, more commonly known as “CAP Recovery Home”.

In 1973 it was incorporated as an official 501 (c) non-profit agency, later evolving to Comprehensive Addiction Programs, Inc, to serve the greater addiction needs in Fresno County.

As a local organization, CAP has worked diligently to work to improve the lives of individuals affected by drugs and alcohol. With the support of the community, partnering agencies, dedicated professional and loyal volunteers CAP has remained open for nearly 50 years.