Lakeshore Offering Discounts on CAPA Wish List Items Now Through October!

Now through October! Help CAPA support children who have experienced the trauma of abuse and neglect. Shop for special play therapy items on our Lakeshore Learning Store Wish List at Lakeshore Learning in Merriam, KS and get 20% off your purchase for donating to CAPA! Wish list items can be delivered to CAPA anytime Monday…

Resource for Nonprofits Serving Children and Families

  KidGuard For Nonprofits is awarding $1,000 grants to 5 nonprofits and $2,500 to 2 selected nonprofits demonstrating impactful initiatives towards healthy family development for 2018. KidGuard will award grants to registered 501(c) nonprofit organizations like CAPA that have a mission to protect, support, or advocate for the benefit of family and children. More Information…  

Open House

  For 43 years, the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) has been providing children and families in Independence, MO and across the Kansas City metro with support, counseling services, and prevention education to address child abuse and neglect. In order to maintain offices and facilities that support the organization’s work in Jackson County and beyond,…

New in June

  NEW! Stress Management for Teens June 9 – July 28 Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Saturdays 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.   CAPA 503 E. 23rd St. S Independence, MO Call 816-252-8388 for more information or to register.

2017 Annual Report

Did you know? Last year, CAPA provided child abuse prevention education, family support services and counseling to over 800 children and individuals. Want to learn more about CAPA programs and services? Download CAPA’s 2017 Annual Report.

Healing Hearts Tour

Join us at CAPA on Wednesday, April 4th at 8:00 a.m.  for coffee, take a tour, and learn about how we make a difference in our community. RSVP here!


2017 Annual Report

Download our annual report below to see CAPA’s impact numbers and details from 2017. 2017 CAPA Annual Report

The BEFORES around CAPA's facility

It’s out with the OLD and in with the NEW around our facility! Over the last year we have had so many updates -and we’re ready to unveil them to you at our upcoming Ribbon Cutting and Open House co-hosted by the Independence Chamber of Commerce. Please join us on Thursday, November 14, 2017 to see…

Join CAPA for a Play-ful Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Please join CAPA and the Independence Chamber for a PLAY-ful Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. CAPA will be unveiling several facility updates, most notably within its play therapy spaces. This is a great opportunity to learn more about CAPA as well as to connect with other area leaders in a…

CAPA awarded $10,000 for its Counseling Programs

CAPA is excited to announce that the Jacob L. and Ella C. Loose Foundation has awarded $10,000 to support its counseling programs.  These funds will specifically support CAPA’s counseling programs that help children, youth, and their parents overcome the negative effects of traumatic life events such as child sexual abuse, physical abuse or exposure to family or…