Register for the 4th Annual Superhero 5K!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

8:30a-11:30a Elkhart Civic Plaza



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 to learn more about abuse and what you can do to report it.

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Feb. 1, 2018

Get Ready for Spring By Registering for CAPS 4th Annual Superhero 5K!

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What's New


CAPS is officially in the new Joy Rose Center!

After breaking ground in September 2016, the new Joy Rose Center is complete and has already started services. Volunteers from Ancon Construction, DJ Construction, Lippert Components, Mapletronics and Welch Packaging moved each program department into the new building on August 1st and 2nd. The new CAPS Joy Rose Center is 27,000 sq. ft and has 2 floors. The new building also has multi-purpose meeting spaces to enhance training and education with each program at CAPS; creating opportunities to reach more families. CAPS Joy Rose Center also has a different design and color scheme for each program at CAPS that creates an energetic, comfortable family environment.

Staff members are quickly adjusting to the new building and have started services with families in the new facility. CAPS currently serves about 3,500 people in Elkhart, 1,500 in Goshen, 200 in the Wakarusa/Nappanee, 150 in Middlebury and 60 in Millersburg/New Paris per year. The new building will enable CAPS to increase services and reach 800 more families in Elkhart County. CAPS looks forward to continuing its mission of ensuring that every child lives a life free from abuse and neglect. The new building is located adjacent to the old CAPS Joy Rose Center at 1000 W. Hively Ave., Elkhart, IN and the demolition of the old building will begin in two weeks. CAPS would like to thank all of our volunteers throughout Elkhart County that assisted with our move. We are thankful and honored to serve Elkhart County. 

Thank You To Our Generous Vision 2020 Partners