Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse, also known as CAPSA, not only serves victims of sexual and physical abuse, but has also expanded its free and specialized services for families and others impacted by domestic and sexual assault. It also expanded its staff.
Development Director James Boyd says even with the recent expansions, there is a waiting list and CAPSA needs to build a Therapy and Children Center addition.
Boyd says CAPSA has raised $200,000 for the Gail Bird Weinshenker Therapy Center and Mary Flynn Palley Children’s Center addition. Major gifts have come from the Gibney Family Foundation, George S. and Dolores Eccles Foundation, Gail Bird Weinshenker and Mary Flynn Palley. Boyd says bidding for the addition took place recently.
“The contractor, MW Construction, came back with a bid that included a $30,000 donation,” says Boyd. “That donation is significant because that puts us over the level where we have all the funds to break ground and complete the building.
“We are very excited for the donation and for MW Construction wanting to support us at CAPSA and wanting to support this cause. We are very grateful for that.”
Boyd says MW Construction built CAPSA’s current shelter in 2004 and CAPSA’s Executive Director Jill Anderson enjoyed working with co-owner Mike Funk. Although CAPSA needs to raise $75,000 over the next six months for capital improvements to the existing outreach office, Boyd expresses appreciation for those who have already made donations.