Parent Aide

What is Parent Aide?
Parent Aide is a voluntary, short-term, intensive home visitation program for families experiencing crisis with children age newborn to 18 years old. The program focuses on families’ strengths to work toward goals that they set at the beginning of services. 

What can a Parent Aide do to help?
Parent Aides help parents learn to build their self-confidence, self-esteem and coping skills. Many parents benefit by understanding the developmental needs of their children, while learning how to manage their home environment more effectively. Parent Aides also teach parents how to make social contacts and to use community resources.  CAPS Parent Aide program is the local provider for the Community Partners for Safe Families program.

Who can be a part of Parent Aide?
The Parent Aide program is open to all parents with young children under the age of 18, free of charge, who live in Elkhart County who have an interest in learning more about parenting and would like a mentor to visit them in their home. If you have an interest in learning more about the Parent Aide program, please contact the Parent Aide Director at 574-295-2277 or lplank@capselkhart.org.

Parent Aide is a program model of the National Exchange Club Foundation.