The mission of the Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse (CAPSA) is to provide safe, caring, and confidential shelter, advocacy, and support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; and to reduce incidents of abuse through prevention education.
CAPSA's programs currently include a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, and mobile crisis response team, four educational support groups, a diversity program, rape crisis program, rape prevention education team, transitional housing program, therapy services, children's program, and a very strong volunteer program.
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CAPSA also offers two educational groups in the Cache County jail. These groups seek to educate group participants about abuse and its impact as well as to empower them to live future lives free of abuse.
The CAPSA Youth Council is an organization of students grades 9-12 who participate in service projects, fundraising opportunities, and help spread awareness about dating violence, healthy relationships, and rape prevention among their peers. The main goal of the Youth Council is to involve students in the CAPSA Rape Prevention Education Program and allow them a chance to use their leadership experience to help educate their fellow students on the importance of rape prevention and healthy relationships in collaboration with other students throughout Cache Valley. Council members will be required to help design, plan, and implement awareness activities during the school year.
CAPSA has advocates on-call every single day, 24 hours a day, to respond to a crisis. These advocates meet with individuals in a safe location (usually the police station, hospital, or CAPSA), help him/her understand what is happening, provide information about protective orders and other documents/forms, and provide referrals to agencies who can help with such things as emergency clothing, food, and economic assistance. They can also connect the person to a CAPSA caseworker to provide further assistance. If you have been raped or sexually assaulted, you can come to CAPSA and meet with a caseworker. The caseworker can help you identify different options you have, and provide information and support for you. A caseworker can also help you complete and file a protective order or civil stalking injunction as appropriate. If you are under the age of 18, please be aware that CAPSA is required to report your assault to law enforcement. If you are 18 years of age or older, there is no requirement for a CAPSA caseworker to report it to law enforcement. CAPSA's shelter is a safe, confidential location for those fleeing domestic violence or sexual assault. Our shelter can house 32-36 people (both adults and children) with rooms for both small and large families, and rooms that are accessible for people with disabilites. We strive to make our shelter feel as much like a home as possible for individuals in crisis situations. While staying in the shelter, individuals meet with a caseworker,develop safety plans, work on action ...See More plans for self-sufficiency, find resources for housing and financial assistance, search for jobs, and more. Show Less