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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Aug. 27, 2015

Enroll now for first free Triple P parenting course

CAPS and Ryan’s Place are teaming up to offer a Triple P positive parenting course here in Elkhart County.

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Sign up now for the latest Positive Parenting classes!

CAPS is offering a free Positive Parenting seminar sponsored by IU Health Goshen called "Building Cooperative Kids" on Sept. 3 at CAPS.

Call 574-295-2277 and ask for Parenting to register for this class ASAP before all 30 spots fill up!

CAPS is also offering more of the 10-week Positive Parenting classes beginning in September. For $50, each family attends 10 weekly sessions with included dinner and free child care for children to age 12. The schedules for those classes follow: 

2015 Fall Classes - 3rd Qtr

  • Mondays (English), 9/14 - 11/16/15, 5 to 8 p.m. at Servant's Heart Community Church, 400 W. Mishawaka Road, Elkhart, IN 46517
  • Thursdays (English), 9/17 - 11/19/15, 5 to 8 p.m., CAPS - Joy Rose Center, 1000 W. Hively Ave., Elkhart, IN 46517
  • Thursdays (Spanish), 9/17 - 11/19/15, 5 to 8 p.m., CAPS - Joy Rose Center, 1000 W. Hively Ave., Elkhart, IN 46517

Call 574-295-2277 and ask for Parenting to register now or register online by clicking here. Registration is open through August.

Thank You To Our Generous Vision 2020 Partners