About Us

capa mission

Our Mission

CAPA is committed to preventing and treating all forms of child abuse and neglect by creating changes in individuals, families and society that strengthen relationships and promote healing.

capa vision

Our Vision

CAPA knows that children and families are able to do their best when they feel supported. For this reason, CAPA strives to be a leader in innovating the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect so children and families can reach their full potential.

capa values

Our Values

Integrity – Do what is right
Compassion – Put the welfare of the children before our own
Teamwork – Not one of us can achieve as much as we can together
Respect – Treat people as they should be treated

capa story

Our Story

The Child Abuse Prevention Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, relying on donations and foundation grants in order to provide essential services to our children and families. CAPA was founded in 1975 as a crisis and information hotline, staffed by members of the Junior Service League, and became a United Way agency in 1978. Since those early days, CAPA has grown from a simple hotline to a holistic agency that provides treatment programs for victims of child abuse, parent education, mental health services, case management and counseling services.

503 East 23rd Street
Independence, Missouri 64055
Phone: (816) 252-8388

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