OUR STORY

Since its beginning over 40 years ago, CAPS has been the leader in preventing child abuse and neglect in Elkhart County. CAPS has worked diligently to protect our community’s children and strengthen families by offering diverse programs and services. Over the past 40 years, CAPS has adapted to the changing needs of children and families. Today, CAPS is equipping families with the knowledge, support and inspiration they need to thrive.

OUR MISSION

CAPS mission is to support families to ensure that every child lives a life free from abuse and neglect.

OUR VISION

CAPS vision is a community where children are safe and families thrive.

 

OUR VALUES

Compassion

We meet people where they are and treat them with kindness and empathy.

Collaboration

We work with others to achieve our mission.

Inclusiveness

We fully accept and support those we work with and serve.

Integrity

We work honestly with each other and with the community.

Excellence

We continue to learn and improve to make measurable progress.

OUR STAFF

Rebecca Shetler Fast

President & CEO

Simon Smucker

CFO

Senior Director of Programs

Ellen Graber-McCrae

Senior Director of Operations

Troy Smith

Senior Director of Advancement

Angie Goens

Senior Director of Human Resources

Misty Craft

Director of CFAC and Supervised Visitation

Regina Hauptli

CASA Director

Ray Caples

Director of Family Resource Center

Tanya Machek

Director ll of Healthy Families

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2024 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President/CEO
Rebecca Shetler Fast

Chair
Tom Eisele

Vice-Chair
Brook Germann

Secretary
Michael Fenech

Treasurer
Sheila Gordy

Members
Billy Bridwell
Eunice Culp
Jamie Estep
Jill Garris
Lyndsay Hemmick
Randy Lehman
Andy Murray
Cari Patel
Adrian Riley
Amy Varga

 

HONORARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Daryl and Sue Abbott
John and Nancy Banks
Bill and Kristin Fenech
John and Lois Fidler
Andy and Kathy Frech
Todd and Chris Martin
Dan and Jan Morrison
Kelly and Karen Rose
Jill Sigsbee
Alex and Michelle Strati
Jeff and Phid Wells

IMPACT STORIES

STRONG FAMILIES MAKE STRONG COMMUNITIES, WHERE CHILDREN THRIVE.

Most parents want to do the best job they can in raising their children. It is OK to ask for help! By providing parents with the tools and resources needed to support parenting skills and to strengthen families, CAPS can equip families to build strong, healthy lives.

ANNUAL REPORT

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WE ARE SEEING THE IMPACT!

OF A COMMUNITY’S FOCUS ON PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.

Elkhart County abuse and neglect rates are 60% lower than the State of Indiana’s rates. 

2,269+

CHILDREN SERVED

 

2,287+

ADULTS SERVED

 

1,635+

FAMILIES SERVED

 

OUR NEWS

Keep up-to-date on everything that CAPS has to offer the community, and how you can get involved.