CAPA was founded in 1975 as a crisis and information hotline initially staffed by volunteers. From its inception, CAPA volunteers also provided hospital and home visitation to new mothers to share information on child development, health care and area support services. More than 39 years later, the work done by these volunteers has served as the foundation of CAPA’s current prevention, education and treatment programs.
Today, CAPA provides three pillars of service to help end child abuse: Educational Services to promote prevention of child abuse; Family Support Services to strengthen families in need; and Counseling Services for children and adults recovering from the effects of neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse. Both Counseling and Family Support services are provided in Spanish.