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Put on your cape and come out to downtown Elkhart April 16 to be a superhero for kids at the CAPS Superhero 5K! Check out https://give.capselkhart.org/2016superhero5k for more details and to register today!

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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. 

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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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Jan. 4, 2016

Register now for the CAPS Superhero 5K!

Strap on your superhero cape and mask, and bring the family out to downtown Elkhart on April 16 for the second-annual CAPS Superhero 5K!

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Erika Monroe tells her story of survival to 400 guests at the CAPS Lifesaver Breakfast

Thursday morning, Nov. 5, CAPS held its annual Lifesaver Breakfast at the Lerner Theater's Crystal Ballroom with 400 guests enjoying a hot meal and learning more about how CAPS programs strengthen families and protect children in our community.

This year, our keynote speaker was Erika Monroe, an Elkhart native and advocate for child abuse victims who was the victim of a horrific sexual assault when she was just 10 years old. Her experiences in trying to help police catch the perpetrator and working with medical professionals to recover from the attack in many ways left her with even more mental damage.

She stood up in front of the crowd Thursday to tell her story and explain how the existence of CAPS's Child and Family Advocacy Center creates a more compassionate and understanding atmosphere for recovery after abuse or neglect has occurred, as well as making it easier to gather the information needed to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Click this link to watch the video of Erika's brave story and share it with friends, family and loved ones. You can also donate to help CAPS maintain these important, life-saving services for abused children.

Thank You To Our Generous Vision 2020 Partners