When a call is received through the hotline, a dispatcher obtains the victim’s first name and phone number. The dispatcher then contacts the volunteer or staff member. The volunteer or staff member then contacts the victim in need of assistance and provides appropriate services. The hotline is in operation 24-hour a day, seven (7) days a week, 365 days per year.
About CAPSEA, Inc.
Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, Inc. (CAPSEA, Inc.) exists to deal with the problems and concerns of abuse victims in Elk and Cameron counties and with other serious crime victims in Elk and Cameron counties. The program is based on the firm belief that the rights of women, men, and children should be identified, sanctioned, and protected. Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, Inc. of Elk and Cameron counties is committed to the feminist approach of empowerment counseling to all women, men and children who are victims of abuse in Elk and Cameron counties.
Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, Inc. (CAPSEA, Inc.) is committed to providing confidential ongoing services to all victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse in Elk and Cameron counties. CAPSEA, Inc. is committed to providing confidential ongoing services to victims of all other serious crimes in Elk and Cameron counties.
Success Stories & Testimonials
CAPSEA, Inc. recently helped a young mother and her pre-school child in our shelter. The woman has been victimized since she was a young child from terrible physical violence to horrendous child sexual assault from family members. Services provided by CAPSEA, Inc. helped this woman to finally feel safe, secure, and set some real goals for her future and her daughter’s future. Without CAPSEA, Inc. services and shelter, this woman and her child would most likely still be suffering the effects of domestic and sexual violence.
CAPSEA, Inc. counselor/advocates and the services we provide helped three immigrant families and their children who otherwise would still be suffering in silence. These families are finally safe and able to choose options for themselves and their children. CAPSEA, Inc. guided them through the criminal justice system, provided emergency shelter, information, referrals to other human service agencies, and eventually gave them the confidence to pursue safe and affordable housing, support services, employment, and other skills for a positive future.
“Words cannot express how grateful I am for CAPSEA and the kindness from everyone there. If I wouldn’t have had your agency to turn to, I think I would be dead by now, thank you a million times over for all that you did for me and my family!”