CAPA is here to help. 

About Us

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.

Our Values

Do what is right.
Put the welfare of children before our own.
We can achieve more together.
Treat people as they should be treated.

Our Vision

CAPA’s vision is to lead innovative strategies that prevent and treat child abuse so children and families can be safe and reach their full potential.

Our Story

Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization primarily serving Jackson County, Missouri, and the surrounding Kansas City metropolitan area. CAPA was founded in 1975 as a parenting helpline, staffed by volunteers and members of the Junior Service League. CAPA became a United Way partner agency in 1978. Since those early days, CAPA has grown from a simple helpline to a holistic agency that provides counseling and treatment programs for children and non-offending caregivers who have experienced abuse or trauma, child abuse prevention education, parenting education classes, and home-visiting family support services.

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