“Cheryl’s House”

Cheryl’s House is the new name for the CAPSEA shelter, named in honor of the late Cheryl Zappa. In the mid 70’s Cheryl and others worked to establish an agency to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The organization was originally called Crisis Line. In 1984 Crisis Line changed it’s name to CAPSEA. For 30 years, Cheryl was an active part of the agency. Cheryl passed away in July of 2007.

In the Spring of 2008, the shelter was dedicated in memory of Cheryl. Between 50 and 60 special people turned out for the dedication of Cheryl’s House. Cheryl’s husband Ben Zappa and her mother Martha Sweeney were on hand to cut the ribbons and officially open Cheryl’s House.

Volunteers Make a Difference

You can make a difference in the lives of others by volunteering at C.A.P.S.E.A. Our volunteers serve as the “backbone” of everything we do. Click here to download our volunteer application.

Who is Eligible?

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a concern for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Must possess good communication skills
  • Must relate to a variety of people
  • Must complete a free specialized training course of 80+ hours

How can I help?

  • Cover the 24 Hour Hotline
  • Help at Community Events
  • Share your talents and hobbies
  • Help at the Office, Shelter, or In Court

The possibilities are endless! Call us to see how your special talents can make a difference in the lives of others!

Use goodsearch.com

Another easy way to help us is through a new search engine powered by Yahoo! called GoodSearch. Just start using GoodSearch.com as your search engine and they will make a donation to C.A.P.S.E.A., Inc. with every search you make. It doesn’t cost you a thing! The more people who use this site, the more money will go to those in need. So please spread the word to your friends and family.

Here’s the web site — www.goodsearch.com. Once there…Before you hit the search button…make sure you select C.A.P.S.E.A – Ridgway under the section “Who do you goodsearch for”.