Susan Cato, Executive Director of CAPA
Photo by Michele Cleland
Susan Cato, Executive Director of CAPA - Child Abuse Prevention Association (Beaufort County) visited the club to make a presentation on Wednesday, January 5th.

CAPA, a non-profit organization, has been in existence in Beaufort County for 30 years. Recently it was determined that more children from Bluffton are being assisted by the group than other area in the county. Bluffton also has the highest rate of teen pregnancy in the county.

CAPA provides school-based safety and character development programs for children as well as teen pregnancy prevention and parenting programs. The organization also operates a shelter for neglected and abused children.

If you suspect a child is being abused by a parent or guardian, contact social services (anonymously) at 843-255-6143. If you suspect abuse by a non-parent or guardian, which is a criminal act, contact 911.

Currently, CAPA is working on their first "Angel Walk" fund raiser to be held in Bluffton on Saturday, April 16, 2011. If you are interested in volunteering or participating in the walk call 843-255-6143. Donations can be made online at