Citizens Agains Physical and Sexual Abuse (CAPSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and educating the public in order to prevent violence in our community. Although many people think of CAPSA as an "abused women's shelter", they provide services to any victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, men or women, including men and women in same-sex relationships. Services are funded through public and private donations and grants with no charge to the victims.
CAPSA services offered include:
- Domestic Violence Services
- CAPSA Needs Assessment
- Shelter Services
- Sexual Assault and Rape Services
- Educational Support Groups
- Teen Services
- Transitional Housing
- Protective Orders
- Civil Stalking Injunctions
- Prevention Education
Last year, CAPSA volunteers donated over 16,300 volunteer hours that is the equivalent of approximately seven full-time employees! We would not be able to offer the level of services that we do to those we serve without the tremendous support we receive from our volunteers. But don't think that just because we had so many volunteers last year that means we don't need more. We can always use more dedicated people to join our volunteer force!
All volunteers must submit to a voluntary criminal background check, be 18 years old, and complete our 40-hour training. Trainings are scheduled three times per year, usually in January, May, and September. Generally these trainings will be held on weeknights from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. To remain an active volunteer you must complete at least 10 hours of volunteer work each consecutive month, or cover at least one Mobile Crisis Team on-call shift.