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Build a brighter future: $50,000 by Sept. 1

Help us hit our fundraising target to make sure the future home of child abuse prevention in Elkhart County is completed! You can support a safer future for children in Elkhart County and have your support commemorated with an engraved paver on the walkway to the new CAPS when it is completed in 2017. Click the button below to find out more and donate today!


Child And Parent Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the cause of ensuring that every child in Elkhart County has the benefit of safe, stable, nurturing relationships in their childhood. Through education, advocacy and intervention, CAPS works with others in the community to build strong families, safe environments and a life free from abuse and neglect for every child. 

If you suspect a child in your life may be the victim of abuse or neglect, call the Indiana Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-800-5556. The Indiana Department of Child Services provides a free online training course on how to recognize and report abuse. Go to reportchildabuse.dcs.in.gov to learn more about abuse and what you can do to report it.

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Click the button below to make a payment for Guardian ad Litem (GAL) or other CAPS services. Please use the comment box on the payment page to supply information about your payment including any applicable cause numbers as well as what program or service you are paying for.

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Aug. 8, 2016

40 Years of CAPS: Daryl Abbott leaves legacy of education and prevention

The first president and CEO of CAPS, Daryl Abbott, was instrumental in establishing child abuse prevention efforts in Elkhart County.

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What's New

Come celebrate our ground breaking Sept. 1!

We invite you and your family to join us as we celebrate and commemorate the start of construction on a new home for CAPS!

We'll be holding a groundbreaking ceremony from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at our building, 1000 W. Hively Ave., Elkhart. While here, you can:

• Take tours of the current building and walk the painted outline of the new building
• Let the kids play in a deluxe bounce house
• Bring a little spending cash for some delicious That Guy’s Gourmet Ribs and Twisted Cow Frozen Treats!

We hope to see you there!

Thank You To Our Generous Vision 2020 Partners