The Child Abuse Prevention Association provides safe, temporary shelter for children and young adults as old as 21, every day of the year -- including Christmas.
CAPA also is a nonprofit agency that receives support from United Way of the Lowcountry, which announced this week that it has received more than $1.9 million in gifts and pledges as part of its annual fundraising campaign.
That puts United Way at 70.4 percent of its $2.8 million goal.
"The Child Abuse Prevention Association operates Open Arms Shelter, where the average stay is 60 to 90 days," CAPA executive director Susan Cato said in a news release. "CAPA's kids are cared for by qualified trained professionals who focus on increasing the children's safety skills and helping them to develop trust through numerous educational and recreational programs during their stay."
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To learn more about United Way of the Lowcountry, call 843-982-3040 or go to www.uwlowcountry.org. A secure online payment system is available.