Child Abuse Prevention Association
503 E. 23rd Street
Independence MO 64055
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 252-8388
Mission Statement
CAPA is committed to treating and preventing all forms of child abuse and neglect by creating changes in individuals, families, and society that strengthen relationships and promote healing.
 
We believe that the long-term results of the work of our organization is that through the prevention and treatment of child abuse, children grow up safer, healthier and happier. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Rochelle L. Parker MBA
Board Chair Mr. Kirk Beye
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1975
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
CAPA is committed to treating and preventing all forms of child abuse and neglect by creating changes in individuals, families, and society that strengthen relationships and promote healing.
 
We believe that the long-term results of the work of our organization is that through the prevention and treatment of child abuse, children grow up safer, healthier and happier. 
Background Statement

The Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) was founded in 1975 as a crisis and information hotline that was initially staffed by members of the Junior Service League. From its inception, CAPA provided home visitation services for new mothers. The organization became a United Way agency in 1978. During the 1980’s, CAPA became a leading voice in the prevention of child abuse by forming a community council to increase awareness of child abuse’s social impacts and to identify strategies to prevent child abuse. CAPA partnered with the Children’s Place during the 1980’s to develop day treatment programs for victims of child abuse, and was approved as a State of Missouri contract treatment provider. 

During the 1990’s, CAPA expanded its child abuse treatment programs as part of the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding. It was during this decade that CAPA developed its three pillars of service to end child abuse: Educational Services for the prevention of child abuse; Family Support Services to help strengthen families in need; and Counseling Services to help children recover from the effects of neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse. CAPA also began collaborating with Head Start to provide parenting education classes and support groups for high-risk families. The agency became a Jackson County Mental Health Levy Level III service provider during this time. Another important development for CAPA during the 1990’s was Parents and Children Together (PACT), a program that brings parents and children into the same class to learn about communication, conflict resolution, and other healthy interactions to become stronger, safer families.
 
During the 2000’s, CAPA expanded its home visitation program, currently called the Healthy Family Connections program, which provides both educational and material support to families who are expecting or who have children up to age three.   
 
In 2012, the agency received two significant technical assistance grants for year-long intensive staff training on cultural competency and Trauma Informed Care through the Sidran Institute's keystone program, Risking Connection®. The program is a trauma informed model that hones the professional skills and training of mental health providers, case managers, in-home visitors, and other skilled helpers. CAPA continues to refine and improve their services through an intentional journey towards greater sensitivity, awareness and respect. CAPA now provides both Counseling and Family Support Services in Spanish, and utilizes translators to provide services for those who speak other languages.
 
In 2013, CAPA’s high quality services gained recognition when the agency was selected as Leader in Child Abuse Prevention by the Missouri Prevention Partners.
 
Today, CAPA is guided by its mission statement to prevent and treat all forms of child abuse by creating changes in individuals, families and society that strengthen relationships and promote healing.
Impact Statement
2016 ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 
 
In 2016, CAPA served 932 individuals with over 10,000 units of clinical and family support services. These services included individual counseling for children and families, home-visiting services and community education efforts. Through these services families are strengthened and supported to prevent child abuse from occurring in their homes. CAPA also had an exciting year of growth with an increase in clinical staff, a new database system, and the implementation of a three year strategic plan. 
 
CAPA plans to make 2017 a benchmark year for its services using its new database system. This will allows us to have a baseline for which to track the growth of our increase of our impact and the quality of our services. Another exciting goal for 2017 is to begin the process of our home-visiting program to become a Healthy Families America Affiliated/Accredited site which is a Prevent Child Abuse America signature program. Lastly, CAPA aims to have all of its clinical staff certified in play therapy through the Heartland Play Therapy Institute. These goals all relate to a strong focus on improving and strengthening the quality of our services in order to ensure that our clients are receiving the best of care.  
Needs Statement
  1. VOLUNTEERS to support CAPA operations and client outreach.  
  2. THIRD PARTY FUNDRAISERS that get the word out about CAPA's mission and raise funds to support it. Contact 
  3. MONTHLY DONORS to help support the programs, services and general operating of CAPA.  
  4. BOARD MEMBERS to help provide financial oversight of the CAPA.  Contact rparker@capacares.org for more information.
  5. COMMUNITY GROUPS interested in receiving Mandated Reporter training.  Contact lperson@capacares.org for more information.
Service Categories
Mental Health Treatment
Children's and Youth Services
Child Abuse Prevention
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Cass County
MO - Clay County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
MO - Lafayette
MO - Liberty
MO - Platte County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

I am so excited about the future at CAPA!  Since my involvement on the board about five years ago, I have been amazed by the dedication of the therapists and staff.  It is inspiring that a staff and intern base of around 30 individuals can work together to make an impact for more than 5,000 children and families. 

The board has been focused on ways to create more space for CAPA’s programs and bring in funding to not only continue the services for our community, but also expand the organization to reach more families in need. Jackson County accounts for eleven percent of the state of Missouri’s total of reported cases of abuse and neglect. This year CAPA has completed further demographic studies of Jackson County, and has identified those high risk areas that are currently underserved and we feel would most benefit from prevention education, counseling and family support programs. CAPA has a real opportunity to lead in prevention and treatment for the children and families affected in our community.
 
When our lives are interrupted by knowledge that something dark and ugly happens to people - especially a child - we have choices to make. Abuse is real and more common in our community than any of us want to accept, and we need more people to step forward. Where it is dark, we need to shed light. Where it is ugly, we need to beautify. And we need to do it now. We are thankful for the continued support from our community to help make this possible.
 
Sincerely,

Shelly Hall, 2014-2015 Board Chair 

 

Statement from Executive Director 
This year, CAPA will celebrate 40 years of serving children and families in our community. Over these years, many great leaders, staff, board members and supporters have given unselfishly to our mission beginning with our founders, Junior Service League of Independence. It is my honor to build on the foundation that has been set and to help CAPA continue to grow into the organization that so many children and families in our community need. 
 
Evidence shows that families who live in connected and supportive communities develop strong, happy children. Evidence further shows that families who have adequate community support are better equipped and effective to care for their children. However, many families find themselves living in extraordinarily dark, isolated circumstances alone without any support. At CAPA, we focus on developing, implementing, and maintaining programs that help families heal from abuse, connect families to needed emergency services, and improve positive bonding between parents and their children. It is our desire that all homes are free of abuse and neglect and our counseling, family support and education services make that possible.
 
Our mission is to prevent and treat all forms of child abuse and our dedication to effective prevention and treatment strategies will help us ensure children are raised in safe, healthy homes. Your continued support and encouragement will make this possible! I look forward to the years to come as we work together to heal hearts and homes.
 
Sincerely,

Rochelle Parker, Executive Director

Programs
Description Professional trauma-focused therapeutic services for children who have been victims of abuse.  Therapeutic services often include the entire family system of the client. Programs include HEAL, Women's Empowerment, La Voz de Madre, art therapy and play therapy.
Program Budget $705,037.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Families, Adults
Short-Term Success Clients will facilitate desired life changes by becoming actively involved in the therapeutic process by completing an initial assessment and identifying at least one behavioral change in an individual or group treatment plan that they want to work on.  Clients will experience trauma symptom reduction, clients will be supported in achieving short term goals, clients will receive referrals to other supportive organizations/services.
Long-Term Success
Long Term Outcomes include:
  • Increase in individual and/or family functioning
  • Improved child well being
  • Reduction in child maltreatment
  • Increase in parenting skills
  • Decreased trauma symptoms in children
  • Individual client goal attainment
Measures of functioning used:  Intake Outcome Questionnaire, Youth Outcome Questionnaire, Traumatic Events Screening Inventory, and Trauma Symptom Checklist for children conducted at intake and multiple points in service delivery.
Program Success Monitored By Client case files with completed assessment and treatment plans, along with quarterly outcome reviews of these plans. In addition, standardized assessment tools are administered by the clinical director and therapist including Intake Outcome Questionnaire, Youth Outcomes Questionnaire, Traumatic Events Screening Inventory and Trauma Symptom Checklist for children conducted at intake and multiple points in service delivery.
Examples of Program Success
2016 Successes:
  • 77% of current participants achieved a decreased trauma score which indicates an increase in overall functioning
  • 86% of current participants demonstrated progress in at least one treatment goal each quarter.
  • 91%of current participants can identify a safe place.
  • 84% of current child participants can verbalize that the abuse was not their fault.
Description In-home case-management services for families with new babies that help provide parents with the tools needed to keep their homes healthy and safe. Programs includes: Healthy Family Connections home-visiting program, Strengthening Families and Parenting Skills Training.
Program Budget $255,040.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Case Management
Population Served Families, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Victims
Short-Term Success
CAPA anticipates that:
  1. 85% of families participating in the HFC program will develop a detailed Family Action Plan by their fourth visit.
  2. 85% or more families receiving in-home counseling or crisis services will create a Treatment Plan by their fourth visit with their therapist.
  3. 90% of families will increase their knowledge of community resources. 
  4. 90% or more of adults will learn at least 2 new family and/or parent-child interaction skills.
  5. 90% of children age 5 and above will learn at least one social or life skill, tallied and measured after each group.
Long-Term Success
Long Term Outcomes for clients are as follows:
  1. 85% of parents increase in self-care or support systems as documented by decreased score on standardized parenting stress index (PSI-short form).
  2. 90% of participants report increased ability to access and/or knowledge of community resources; as documented by feedback questionnaire.
  3. 85% of parents will report improved parenting skills or increased understanding of child development, as evidenced by feedback questionnaire.
  4. 75% of families will demonstrate progress in one behavioral or learning goal in Family Action Plan, as documented by quarterly completion of 5 point progress scale by client & worker. Findings reviewed by quality assurance review.  
  5. 95% of parents involved in our Family Support Programs will not have a child abuse report substantiated by child protection during program involvement.
Program Success Monitored By
The data used to measure these outcomes are measured monthly by a parent's Family Action Plan Review, client satisfaction surveys and Quarterly Treatment Plan Review.

Family Support began using a new tool called the Protective Factors Survey to ascertain support systems, child development/knowledge of parenting and attachment. The Protective Factors Survey has five subscales--Family Functioning/Resiliency, Social Support, Concrete Support, Child Development/Knowledge of Parenting and Nurturing and Attachment.
 
Examples of Program Success
2016 Success:
  • 100% of families discharged from programming during the year DID NOT experience substantiated abuse during program involvement.
CEO Comments

CAPA Programming is designed to prevent the negative effects of abuse and trauma.  CAPA also provides the services needed to help children, youth, and their parents overcome the negative effects of traumatic life events such as child sexual abuse, physical abuse or exposure to family or community violence. With almost 40 years of experience, CAPA is known throughout Jackson County for its experienced staff and the expertise they carry.  In 2013, CAPA expanded it's service provision by hiring a bilingual therapist and a bilingual case-manager who are fluent in Spanish.  CAPA also partnered with Jewish Vocational Services to provide translation services to non-English or Spanish speaking clients. 

CAPA values excellence in its service delivery and implemented Outcome measurements as early as 1989. In 2011, CAPA created a staff-driven Continuous Quality Committee (CQI) that began addressing quality assurance issues. It soon became clear that the client database system being utilized was no longer viable as an accurate data collection tool. This led CAPA’s Program Directors to research and choose a new client database system called Penelope Case-Management Software by Athena Software which was purchased in 2014. Transitioning to this new database opens up incredible opportunities to improve CAPA’s services and operations. However, it has also created many challenges since implementing such a dramatic change has taken a coordinated, time-intensive effort for CAPA leadership.

Implementing Penelope is just one of the many improvements that took place at CAPA in 2015. CAPA has taken steps to begin a robust strategic planning process facilitated by professional consultants. CAPA has undergone many changes in the last year—including a change in Executive leadership—and it is the agency’s belief that taking the time and effort needed to re-evaluate the vision, mission, governance structure and infrastructure of the agency is necessary. A strategic plan that is based on both the needs of the community and CAPA’s long-term goals will ensure that it can continue to serve the Metro area’s children and families with effectiveness, sustainability and excellence. CAPA believes the time has come to strengthen, evolve and expand its impact in the community. With an updated, comprehensive strategic plan in place, CAPA will have the tools in place to successfully move forward.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mrs. Rochelle L. Parker MBA
Term Start Feb 2014
Experience
Rochelle Parker is the Executive Director at Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA). She ensures that CAPA’s fiscal, operations, fundraising, marketing, human resource, and technology strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization. The mission of CAPA is to prevent and treat all forms of child abuse by creating changes in individuals, families and society. CAPA’s vision is to strengthen families and prevent child abuse through education and community awareness, family support services for all parents, and treatment services for children and families who have experienced abuse.
 
She most recently served as Vice President of Development at KVC Health Systems, Inc. where she served on the Management Team and provided leadership, strategic direction and coordination of short and long-term fundraising plans. She also proudly served as Vice President of Development and Communications at The Family Conservancy where she served on the Executive Leadership Team and oversaw all fundraising, marketing and communications activities.
 
She completed her MBA in Management at Rockhurst University, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business Administration: Financial Economics from Fisk University and received a fundraising certificate from UMKC.
 
She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Nonprofit Connect. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, and is active in her church where she currently serves as a co-director of the teen ministry, key member of the graphic arts team, member of the social media team, and member of the Deaconess Ministry.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Ms. Dawn Beye MSW, LCSWFeb 1988 - June 2005
Ms. Jeanetta Issa 2005 - 2013
Senior Staff
Title Family Support Services Director
Experience/Biography

Kristina Brown joined CAPA in 2011 and came from the UMKC Berkley Early Childhood Center, providing care and education as lead teacher in an infant and toddler classroom, provided home visiting as a case manager with CAPA and was promoted to Family Support Director in 2013.  Kristina recently graduated from UMKC with a MA in Guidance and Counseling.


Title Program Development Director
Experience/Biography Melody Morgan is completing her fifth year on CAPA's administrative team.  Melody has served as the AmeriCorps Supervisor, Continuous Quality Improvement Chair and Education Director. In her current role, as Program Development Director, she provides grants management as well as giving leadership to the strengthening of education programming.  Melody graduated with a Masters of Social Work with an emphasis on Administration & Advocacy from the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. 
Title Development and Communications Director
Experience/Biography Amanda Hallier is the Development and Communications Director at Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) and has more than 8 years of non-profit fundraising and development experience. She leads CAPA's efforts in fundraising and development, helping to maintain existing and cultivate new relationships to build the organization's visibility, impact and financial resources. She also serves as an agency representative on the Kansas City Child Abuse Roundtable Coalition and the United Way Speaker’s Bureau. For 40 years, CAPA has provided services to families in need including counseling and treatment for children who have experienced abuse, in-home support for parents and community awareness and educational programs. Amanda holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Strategic Journalism from The University of Kansas with a concentration in Communications.

   
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 12
Paid Part-Time Staff 2
Volunteers 50
Paid Contractors 2
Retention Rate 85%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations

CAPA has strong relationships with area school districts, especially the Independence and Fort Osage School Districts. CAPA partners with Jewish Vocational Services to provide translation services. CAPA's broad range of services also serves as a strong outreach for other programs. CAPA's most valued referral source, however, continues to be the families that have received services, as they recommend CAPA to their families and friends.

CAPA partners with the Children's Division, Family Court, and local law enforcement to ensure children are safe and to provide necessary documentation and information to proceed with investigations and legal action.

CAPA therapists also collaborate with court-assigned Guardians ad Litem to provide essential information to the Courts when making custody decisions. CAPA partners with other area agencies to ensure families receive needed resources and services that CAPA does not provide.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Chamber of Commerce1992
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Healthy Families America2018
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Leader in Child Abuse PreventionMissouri Prevention Partners2013
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments
In 2015, CAPA celebrated 40 years of serving children and families in our community. Over these years, many great leaders, staff, board members and supporters have given unselfishly to our mission beginning with our founders, The Junior Service League of Independence. It is my honor to build on the foundation that has been set and to help CAPA continue to grow into the organization that so many children and families in our community need.
 
Evidence shows that families who live in connected and supportive communities develop strong, happy children. Evidence further shows that families who have adequate community support are better-equipped and effective to care for their children. However, many families find themselves living in extraordinarily dark, isolated circumstances alone without any support. At CAPA, we focus on developing, implementing, and maintaining programs that help families heal from abuse, connect families to needed emergency services, and improve positive bonding between parents and their children. It is our desire that all homes are free of abuse and neglect and our counseling, family support and education services make that possible.
 
Our mission is to prevent and treat all forms of child abuse and our dedication to effective prevention and treatment strategies will help us ensure children are raised in safe, healthy homes. Your continued support and encouragement will make this possible! I look forward to the years to come as we work together to heal hearts and homes.
 
Rochelle Parker
Executive Director
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Kirk Beye
Company Affiliation Retired
Term May 2015 to May 2018
Email kirkbeye@gmail.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Ben Anderson Dual Plane LLC
Mr. Kirk Beye Retired, UPS - Hub & Air Operations
Ms. Jill Esry Community Volunteer
Ms. Kelle C. Gilmore Burmeister Gilmore
Ms. Jennifer Oswald Brown Oswald Roam Rew & Fry LLC
Ms. Merideth Parrish Independence School District
Mr. Tom Seck D.O.Cockerell McIntosh Pediatrics
Mr. R. Scott Smith Furry and Smith, P.C.
Ms. Angela Volkmer Enterprise Bank & Trust
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 7
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 93%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Executive
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Mary Blank
Mr. Paul Cesare
Ms. Beth Hammer
Ms. Michele McIntosh M.D.Cockerell McIntosh Pediatrics
Mr. Terry Morris M.D.
Ms. Robin Neill R.N., B.S.N.
Mr. Phillip Parrino
Ms. Patty Schumacher
Ms. Patti Simcosky Community Volunteer
Ms. Beverly South R.N.
Pastor Larry Tennant
Ms. Karen Van Fleet R.N., B.S.N.
Mr. Nevin Waters D.D.S.
Mr. Dick Wilson
CEO Comments

I am so excited about the future at CAPA! Since my involvement on the board about five years ago, I have been amazed by the dedication of the therapists and staff. It is inspiring that a staff and intern base of around 30 individuals can work together to make an impact for more than 5,000 children and families. 

The board has been focused on ways to create more space for CAPA’s programs and bring in funding to not only continue the services for our community, but also expand the organization to reach more families in need. Jackson County accounts for eleven percent of the state of Missouri’s total of reported cases of abuse and neglect. This year CAPA has completed further demographic studies of Jackson County, and has identified those high risk areas that are currently underserved and we feel would most benefit from prevention education, counseling and family support programs. CAPA has a real opportunity to lead in prevention and treatment for the children and families affected in our community.
 
When our lives are interrupted by knowledge that something dark and ugly happens to people - especially a child - we have choices to make. Abuse is real and more common in our community than any of us want to accept, and we need more people to step forward. Where it is dark, we need to shed light. Where it is ugly, we need to beautify. And we need to do it now. We are thankful for the continued support from our community to help make this possible. 
 
Sincerely, 
Shelly Hall, 2014-2015 Board Chair 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $1,281,805
Projected Expenses $1,281,805
Form 990s
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FY 2013: Financial data reported using the organization's audited financial statements. 
  • Foundations/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$254,197$292,843$47,795
Government Contributions$500,927$517,154$0
Federal----$0
State----$0
Local----$0
Unspecified$500,927$517,154$0
Individual Contributions----$0
$80,747$70,875$17,800
$2,126$2,637$496,533
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,031$1,160$7,264
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$61,504$37,938$39,772
Revenue In-Kind$49,078$11,358$0
Other$156$431$192,171
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$671,371$695,644$699,500
Administration Expense$184,399$181,080$125,103
Fundraising Expense$93,654$86,976$57,520
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.000.970.91
Program Expense/Total Expenses71%72%79%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%9%55%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$346,798$358,555$429,736
Current Assets$124,981$139,877$139,793
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$40,049$49,514$88,864
Total Net Assets$306,749$309,041$340,872
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.122.821.57
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountJackson County Community Mental Health Levy – Safety Net Grant $160,015Jackson County Mental Health Fund $160,000 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountVictims of Crime Act Funding $111,000VOCA Funds distributed by the MO Crimes Victims Services Unit $116,648 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMissouri Community Service Commission (Americorps State) $109,647Health Care Foundation $97,500 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments

Core to CAPA’s mission is its programming. In addition to seeking ongoing contracts for service from state, county and local government entities, CAPA has developed an aggressive fundraising strategy to help sustain its programs beyond available grant funding. Over the past year, CAPA hired two full-time and one part-time staff members with more than 25 years combined experience in fundraising – CAPA’s Executive Director and the Development & Communications Director.

Under the leadership and the direction of the ED, the development staff in January began implementing the first comprehensive fundraising strategy at CAPA in more than a decade. With the help of CAPA’s board, the development department and the ED will launch the following efforts this year: annual fund campaign, major gifts program, and monthly giving program. In addition, this team will continue adding new donors by seeking additional partnerships with corporations, civic groups and churches.

To assist with the management of this data, CAPA sought and was awarded a grant from the William T. Kemper Foundation in December 2014 to purchase the license for DonorPerfect. DonorPerfect, once fully integrated at CAPA, will be the first professional development and licensed donor software in at least a decade at CAPA. It will replace several databases that were created at no cost that proved to be unreliable. CAPA realizes that an aggressive fundraising strategy includes the appropriate software needed to capture and analyze data related to its fundraising efforts.

CAPA’s goal is to ultimately raise enough unrestricted money to covers its administrative and fundraising expenses. Although this goal may be somewhat long-term, the actions toward achieving it are very present in the daily work done by the development staff, ED and board. With the help of all of the stakeholders in the community, who hold CAPA near and dear to their heart, this goal is achievable and will serve as the foundation for the next phase of fundraising unrestricted money that directly benefit CAPA’s programs and services.

Organization Name Child Abuse Prevention Association
Address 503 E. 23rd Street
Independence, MO 64055
Primary Phone (816) 252-8388
Contact Email capa@capacares.org
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Rochelle L. Parker MBA
Board Chair Mr. Kirk Beye
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Year of Incorporation 1975