ELKHART (Sept. 19, 2016) – Excavation and construction crews have moved in to begin work on the new Joy Rose Center behind the current home of CAPS.

Following the groundbreaking ceremony at CAPS on Sept. 1, crews were on site the next day to begin clearing the way for construction.

The construction project is a collaborative effort between Ancon Construction and DJ Construction.

The new two-story, 27,000 square-foot structure is purpose-built with the needs of each CAPS program in mind. The aim of the design team was to maximize the number of families and children served, while minimizing distractions, trauma and safety risks.

CAPS officials estimate that the new building will enable programs to reach 800 more families in the year after construction is completed, with further growth in the future. The targeted completion date is some time in late summer 2017.

“This project is more than concrete, steel, glass and finishings,” said CAPS President/CEO Candy Yoder, “it is a tool for creating the kind of future we want for all of our children.”

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