Non-profit Spotlight: Child Abuse Prevention Association

While primarily serving children and families in Beaufort County, several CAPA programs also reach Jasper, Colleton, Hampton and Allendale counties.

Mission: Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) exists to break the destructive cycle of child abuse and neglect by equipping parents, children and their caregivers with necessary skills, knowledge and values.

History: CAPA is a local, non-profit organization founded in 1978 and chartered in 1981. It provides school-based safety and character development education programs for children, several teen pregnancy prevention programs and a variety of parent education and support programs. CAPA offers professional training for adults who are mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect, offers a family support/mentoring program, and operates a residential home for abused and neglected children.

Who it Helps: While primarily serving children and families in Beaufort County, several programs also reach Jasper, Colleton, Hampton and Allendale counties. Due to a statewide shortage of foster beds, CAPA’s Open Arms Children’s Home serves children from anywhere in South Carolina.

How to Help: Volunteer at CAPA’s Open Arms Children’s Home, CAPA’s Closet, with CAPA’s outreach specialist in local schools, or for one of CAPA’s fundraising events. Donate with cash, check or credit card.

For more information on the Child Abuse Prevention Association, visit capabeaufort.org or call 843-524-4350.