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Different ways to help

Monetary Donations





"Sitting in meetings with the CAPSEA staff, you can sense the dedication in the room. They work diligently to provide a supportive and driven environment for staff, volunteers and the people they serve, making this organization worth every penny donated to them.”

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Become a monthly supporter

Monthly Giving Plans

When you become a CAPSEA monthly supporter, you become part of a community of caring individuals who show their support for victims of violence and abuse year-round. This allows us to plan ahead and ensure we have stable funding to provide our services. Monthly giving makes a real difference.

Setting up your monthly giving plan is easy – no need to write a check or find a stamp. It’s also very easy to update should you choose to make a change.

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giving Together

CAPSEA donors have contributed through workplace giving drives, house parties, and even Facebook fundraisers. Contact contact@capsea.org for ideas and suggestions about how you and your friends can give to CAPSEA together for an even bigger impact.

CAPSEA's Wishlist

Our wishlist is filled with items that we often need for the guests staying in our emergency shelter.

CAPSEA'S Donation Center

Due to your overwhelming generosity, we are unable to accept any donations at this time. Please no porch drop off after hours. For questions, contact our office – 814-772-3838

Help Us Change Lives


Many of the men, women, and children CAPSEA supports have been forced to leave their homes because of abuse, and arrive at our shelter with very few possessions. Your donations provide food, clothing, supplies, and other essential items they may need to rebuild their lives.

There are two ways to donate goods to CAPSEA.

  • CAPSEA’s Wishlist is filled with items that we often need for the guests staying in our emergency shelter.
  • CAPSEA’s Donation Center collects household items that are made available to anyone in need. Due to your overwhelming generosity, we are unable to accept any donations at this time.

Become a cAPSEA Ambassador

Volunteer your time

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how to Volunteer

CAPSEA volunteers are the backbone of everything that we do. Since its inception in 1977, CAPSEA has relied on volunteers who are passionate about making a difference in their community. The training required to provide hotline and counseling services is rigorous, but also life-changing. If you are interested and available, we will work with you to ensure that your time spent with CAPSEA is fulfilling, educational, and worth the work.

Volunteering Requires Time and Education
Volunteering directly with victims and their children requires some special understanding of the dynamics of violence and abuse. Our direct service volunteers are required to complete a training program, which CAPSEA provides. If you would like to discuss volunteering opportunities or schedule a training session, please contact us at contact@capsea.org or 814-772-3838.

Donate Your Skills
There are many ways to volunteer with CAPSEA that do not require participation in our Volunteer Training Program. We are always looking for volunteers with skills or experience that could benefit CAPSEA and our clients. Here are some of the skill areas that we are always looking to showcase:

  • Workshop facilitation in a variety of topics, such as health, economic empowerment, art, the impact of trauma
  • Legal, financial, marketing expertise
  • Professional photography skills

Contact us today at contact@capsea.org or 814-772-3838 to learn more about opportunities to donate your skills.

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If you or someone you know needs help, call our 24-hour Hotline: 

Elk County Hotline: 814-772-1227

Cameron County Hotline: 814-486-0952