Child Abuse Prevention and Elimination Foundation Inc.
Our Referral Process
CAPE accepts referrals from individuals or families, mental health providers or the criminal justice system. Many of our referrals come from Victim Advocates however, we accept applicants regardless of the source.
Mental Health Providers and Treatment
To maintain the highest professional standards, CAPE only contracts with licensed professional mental health workers. This means that every provider to which we refer is licensed to practice mental health in Missouri. All providers are screened for experience in trauma and abuse and are expected to provide the highest quality of care. Contracts with providers are reviewed annually.
The applicant or parent/guardian of the applicant completes an application.
The application is reviewed by the Board of Directors.
Once we receive an application, the referral coordinator reviews the application and contacts the applicant or their parent/guardian.
After speaking with the applicant or their parent/guardian, the referral coordinator contacts the provider of your choice and makes a referral.
The applicant or their parent/guardian then contacts the provider to schedule the first appointment.
Do I qualify for assistance?
CAPE accepts referrals for persons meeting the following criteria:
Is a victim of physical, sexual or emotional abuse;
Does NOT have health insurance OR, has health insurance, but mental health services are not covered;
Has Medicaid/Medicare, but have met the yearly allowable limit for counseling services;
Reside in Southwest Missouri.
How do I submit an application?
Applying for services is easy. Simply have your current counselor, therapist or caseworker contact us regarding grant assistance. If you are not currently receiving services, please follow the steps below:
Postal Mail: CAPE Foundation PO Box 176 Forsyth, MO 65653 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax 417-546-6005 Please include a cover sheet and a contact number.
Please include all the requested documents for faster processing.
Contact our Referral Coordinator at 1-888-851-2413 if you have any questions.
How long can I stay in counseling?
The CAPE Foundation will cover 12 sessions with the client’s treatment provider. After the 12th session, the provider will contact CAPE to renew the grant, if necessary. There are no limits to how many grant renewals are allowed however, if the client’s financial situation changes and/or insurance or Medicaid/Medicare becomes available, the client is expected to use that source of funding.
Is my information confidential?
Yes. Respecting the privacy of our clients, donors, members, staff, volunteers and of the Child Abuse Prevention & Elimination Foundation, Inc. (CAPE) is a basic value of CAPE. We only disclose information necessary to make a referral, and we will not have access to any information the client discloses to the mental health provider. Our formal confidentiality policy is stated below:
"Respecting the privacy of our clients, donors, members, staff, volunteers and of the Child Abuse Prevention and Elimination Foundation, Inc. (CAPE) itself is a basic value of CAPE. Personal and financial information is confidential and should not be disclosed or discussed with anyone without permission or authorization from the Board of Directors. Care shall also be taken to ensure that unauthorized individuals do not overhear any discussion of confidential information and that documents containing confidential information are not left in the open or inadvertently shared."
"Employees, volunteers and board members of CAPE may be exposed to information which is confidential and/or privileged and proprietary in nature. It is the policy of CAPE that such information must be kept confidential both during and after employment or volunteer service. Staff and volunteers, including board members, are expected to return materials containing privileged or confidential information at the time of separation from employment or expiration of service."
"Unauthorized disclosure of confidential or privileged information is a serious violation of this policy and will subject the person(s) who made the unauthorized disclosure to appropriate discipline, including removal/dismissal."