Welcome To CAPS

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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Jun. 15, 2015

Sign up for the CAPS Family Enrichment Series - High Conflict Resolution

The CAPS Family Enrichment Series provides an opportunity to take an in-depth look at how to overcome obstacles and create strong families in a practical way. This 16-week course equips participants with a wide range of relationship-building and communication skills.

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Thank you for making Vines, Steins & Stills a great event!

More than 500 people showed up to the Northern Indiana Event Center June 12 to support the mission of CAPS at the Vines, Steins & Stills fundraiser auction!

CAPS teamed with local vendors and Matterhorn Catering to pair wine, beer and spirits with tastes of fine foods for this annual fundraiser, with the main attraction being an auction featuring experiences, trips, jewels, wines and more. The funds raised through the auction, ticket sales and sponsorships go to support the operational costs at CAPS on a yearly basis, helping our programs reach as many Elkhart County children and families in need of our services as possible.

This year's event was also a chance for local nonprofit organizations to say thank you to a company whose culture of giving has touched the lives of countless families and children in and around Elkhart County. CAPS presented the Friend of the Child Award to Lippert Components, Inc., for its employees' faithful community service and philanthropic spirit.

Thank you to all of the attendees, our friends and partners in the community, those of you who serve on our board of directors and our committees, our staff and volunteers and of course our sponsors who helped make this event such a success. Nights like this help us build a bridge to a brighter future for children in Elkhart County.



Thank You To Our Generous Vision 2020 Partners