The California Association of Public Authorities, or CAPA, was created to provide proactive leadership to improve the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program; promote the general interests of the active members; promote higher professional standards, and through the exchange of information and ideas, stimulate a collegial and cooperative spirit among the membership. More specifically the purposes of CAPA are to:

A. Develop and support public policy and legislation to improve IHSS, and to improve personal assistance services, primarily in the independent provider mode;

B. Promote the independence of seniors and people with disabilities.

C. Prevent inappropriate, premature placement of consumers in institutions (i.e. skilled nursing facilities, community care facilities or hospitals);

D. Provide assistance, information, training, and technical advice to its members;

E. Promote the welfare and general interest of the members; and

F. Facilitate effective communication between and among Public Authorities, and county, state, and federal administrative agencies, including the exchange of knowledge, resources, and best practices.