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.
CAPS mission is to support families to ensure that every child lives a life free from abuse and neglect.
CAPS vision is a community where children are safe and families thrive.
We meet people where they are and treat them with kindness and empathy.
We work with others to achieve our mission.
We fully accept and support those we work with and serve.
We work honestly with each other and with the community.
We continue to learn and improve to make measurable progress.
President & CEO
Senior Director of Programs
Senior Director of Operations
Senior Director of Advancement
Senior Director of Human Resources
Director of CFAC and Supervised Visitation
Director of Family Resource Center
Director ll of Healthy Families
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.
WE ARE SEEING THE IMPACT!
OF A COMMUNITY’S FOCUS ON PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.
Elkhart County abuse and neglect rates are 65% below St. Joseph County rate. Elkhart County abuse and neglect rates are also 48% lower than the State of Indiana rate. Our program CASA reduced the amount of children unserved in Elkhart County by 82% in 2018.
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