CAPS – Child And Parent Services is currently recruiting survivors of domestic/sexual abuse who want to participate in The Clothesline Project, an artistic event designed to bring awareness to such abuse The art project will feature T-shirts painted by survivors of domestic and sexual abuse during Art Walk in downtown Elkhart on Oct. 10, then be displayed the rest of the month at IUSB.

Safe Haven of YWCA launched the project, inviting CAPS to participate since many cases of domestic violence also include children. Older children who have lived through domestic abuse are also invited, with parental permission. Children from some of CAPS’ programs will also decorate T-shirts to represent the fact that the organization exists to prevent such abuse with its education and advocacy.

The YWCA will provide the T-shirts and paint. There is a group painting session scheduled at the Safe Haven on Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., and an additional painting session will be hosted at CAPS on September 27 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The registration deadline for participation is Sept. 12. Registration is required to ensure the proper amount of materials will be available. Only generic adult and kids’ sizes are offered. Particular sizes cannot be ordered due to the fact that this is an art project for display, not something that will be worn.

Participants can register by clicking the button below, or by calling (295-2277, ext. 265) or email Cindy Sawyer (

The Clothesline Project Registration
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