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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May. 21, 2015

Join CAPS for a Partnership For Children ribbon tying ceremony

CAPS is helping celebrate an unprecedented collaboration among youth-serving agencies in Elkhart County on May 27 at Bashor Children's Home.

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What's New

It's almost time for Vines, Steins & Stills!

CAPS is preparing for its annual summer auction fundraiser event 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 12, at the Northern Indiana Event Center (at the RV/MH Hall of Fame) in Elkhart.

Each year, our auction helps fulfill the mission of CAPS -- to ensure every child lives a life free of abuse and neglect -- by raising money to pay for program operations and by engaging donors, volunteers and community leaders to spread the message of Happy Kids, Healthy Families.

This year, CAPS will present The Friend Of The Child Award to Lippert Components Inc. for the wonderful philanthropic work that Lippert employees do throughout the community to make Elkhart County a better place for children to grow up.

In addition, the event will feature a live auction and a high-end silent auction, as well as fine wine, beer and spirit pairings with hors d'oeuvres.

Tickets are $100 per person, open bar and wine/beer/spirit tastings included. Sponsorship opportunities are also still available for this gala event. Contact Development Director Stacey Anderson at 574-295-2277 or sanderson@capselkhart.org to reserve your seat or sponsor Vines, Steins & Stills.

Child and Family Resources from The Children's Bureau

ChildWelfare.gov is a great resource for information on children, parenting and child abuse prevention throughout the year. The Children's Bureau has compiled free resources including dozens of downloadable PDF tip sheets on subjects including Dealing with Temper Tantrums, Dealing with Stress, Military Families and Tips for Being a Better Dad (available in English and Spanish).

Thank You To Our Generous Vision 2020 Partners