WAYS TO HELP
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Different ways to help
Every Single Dollar Counts
There is no such thing as a small donation. Every dollar donated to CAPSEA helps to change the lives of women, children, and families in Elk and Cameron County.
Purchases shelter cleaning supplies $35
Buys cleaning and sanitizing products for CAPSEA's crisis shelter, also known as the "Cheryl's House" shelter.
Feeds a family $50
Provides the necessary funds to feed a small family breakfast, lunch, and dinner for an entire day.
Supports a counseling session $75
Supports a client's individual counseling session with a CAPSEA counselor to begin moving forward with their life.
Provides emergency housing for a day $100
Provides emergency shelter for women, men and families while they look for more permanent housing.
Covers a weekend of hotline work $250
Covers an entire weekend's worth of support on CAPSEA's 24/7 emergency hotline.
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.
donate as a group
CAPSEA donors have contributed through workplace giving drives, house parties, and even Facebook fundraisers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for ideas and suggestions about how you and your friends can give to CAPSEA together for an even bigger impact.
Our wishlist is filled with items that we often need for the guests staying in our emergency shelter.
CAPSEA'S Donation Center
Our Donation Center collects household items that are made available to anyone in need.
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
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Volunteer your time
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-772-3838 to learn more about opportunities to donate your skills.
Interested in Volunteering?
We Would Be Happy To Talk with You
Fill out the form with your name and contact information, and someone from the CAPSEA staff will reach out within 3 business days. Or contact us directly using the information listed below.
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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
PO Box 464 Ridgway, PA 15853
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