COLLEGE AREA PREGNANCY SERVICES INC

Rating: 4.96 stars   45 reviews

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Location: 6663 El Cajon Blvd., Ste L San Diego CA 92115 USA

Mission: To meet the needs of men and women in our community facing unintended pregnancies through education, prevention, emotional support, spiritual encouragement, physical assistance and healing.
Geographic areas served: San Diego

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Lisa the peer counselor is awesome, she called me every so often until my son was born and was always an encouraging blessing..... I am looking into volunteering and training now because I want to be there to help and encourage others as she did with me. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AT CAPS!!! MM

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Rating: 5 stars  

College Area Pregnancy Services is providing vital help and encouragement to people who are feeling anxious about their situation or needing help financially and can't afford the medical help they need. We provide a friend and medical help. Sometimes a person just needs to talk to someone to have clarity on what to do or where to go next. For over 12 years now, we have been a presence in the community that people can count on. I am privileged to serve in a variety of capacities and enjoy my roles. We serve and in turn have purpose ourselves. I would highly recommend our services to anyone in need of them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Rent/Buy billboard space for ads nearby both offices/clinics.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

CAPS has some incredibly dedicated staff and volunteers who are truly passionate about loving each woman who walks in their doors. Every nurse and counselor I volunteer with is genuine in their commitment to the mission and I have learned so much from them about how to love our clients well. As a nurse myself it is so refreshing to have all the time we need with our clients and not feel rushed. I am able to spend as much time as the client wants and give her the education and help she needs.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm so excited to be a part of this organization and to see it growing. What could be more important than loving on and helping young girls during this crazy and unexpected time in their lives. CAPS inspires me to reach out.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching other volunteers

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

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Rating: 5 stars  

i want to support CAPS because this organization is here to serve the needs of woman who find themselves in a position of an unplanned pregnancy. They offer free songrams, free counseling, there goal is to give love an acceptance unconditionally. The biggest reason is because this organization gives the baby the best chance at life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my experience is indirect. I know that if this organization didn't exist they would be many many babies that wouldn't exist.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change one thing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was concerned about the struggle we, as women, go through when faced with pregnancy unplanned. What am I going to do? How can I support this child? What are others going to think of me? How can I get out of this mess? Who can I talk to without the whole world knowing my business? Where can I go for help? Why is this happening to me? When am I going to learn?
I found a great place to learn, and be formally trained, to help other women answer all of these questions and make well informed, confident decisions about their individual situations- College Area Pregnancy Services, (CAPS).
CAPS strives to re-enforce women in all phases of their lives, from Spiritual to education and employment choices, love and marriage, family development, and especially in their time of need during pregnancy.
And, for women who are looking forward to pregnancy and need a positive affirmation and some resources to help, CAPS is a welcoming place to visit.
CAPS offer free counseling, pregnancy test/verification, ultra sound and photos, and many support services, and material aid.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of clients in seeing their anxiety reduced, helping them focus and come to conclusions for their needs and follow through with their plans.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to CAPS, I would like to see more donations come in to purchase the latest ultra sound machine by Toshiba.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am currently in the training process to become a volunteer peer counselor with CAPS. I was amazed at the thoroughness of the 8-week classroom training and even more amazed at how much I learned about myself during that time. The training is meant to teach the basics of being a good counselor - and it definitely does that - but it also lead to a lot of growth in my relationships both to God and to other people.

It has been a blessing to see the dedication of the staff members and the volunteers to the cause of helping women through unplanned pregnancies, to each other, and to Christ. I am looking forward to being part of this organization in whatever capacity I can for as long as I can. CAPS is a blessing to the San Diego community and the Lord is using this organization for much good.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own life and my own walk with the Lord.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change a thing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I recently volunteered my time at CAPS while completing my nursing clinicals for my bachelors program. Everyone on the staff was friendly, welcoming, kind-hearted, enthusiastic, and very professional. I have never worked with such an amazing group of dedicated volunteers who care so much about their community and their mission.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The joy on the faces of the women and their family members when seeing their growing babies in their bellies. CAPS provides this amazing experience to all of their clients free of charge.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only change I would make would be to keep the clinic open for longer hours so that even more women in the community can benefit from their services.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Staff is great and wonderfully dedicated to helping the community and reaching out and educating all.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

getting word out to those who are in need. Feeling safe, treated kindly and professionally.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering as a nurse at CAPS for over a year, and I am humbled and blessed to be part of an organization that lovingly serves young women who find themselves in a vulnerable and difficult situation.
CAPS ministers these women with compassion, kindness, and respect.
This organization provides free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and counseling. The goal is to help these women choose life and carry their pregnancies to term. CAPS provides resources and encouragement during their pregnancies with follow-up care and counseling after they give birth.
CAPS is a wonderful organization to be a part of!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing women choose the carry their pregnancies to term they otherwise may have ended with an abortion.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None.

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