Welcome To CAPS

Are you a #CAPSgamechanger? Visit www.capsgamechangers.org to
join the movement.


CAPS relies on contributions from people in the community who have a passion for helping people. Whether they're volunteering their time or they're chipping in financially to help our programs reach as many people as possible, our supporters are the heartbeat that makes it possible for CAPS to make a positive impact on 8,000 lives in Elkhart County every year.
Do any of these describe you?
- A CAPS Gamechanger is someone who is looking for a way to start making a difference in our community.
- A CAPS Gamechanger may be new to philanthropy.
- A CAPS Gamechanger knows that strong families are the foundation of a healthy society.
- A CAPS Gamechanger gets that nice swelling heart feeling when reading or hearing about people turning their lives around, making a change for the better.
- A CAPS Gamechanger probably just got a tingly feeling remembering the last story that made them feel like that.
CAPS Gamechangers are dynamic, generous, compassionate and surround themselves with people who feel the same way. If you're reading this, chances are you are CAPS Gamechanger material.


Child And Parent Services is a non-profit organization dedicated to the cause of ensuring that every child in Elkhart County has the benefit of safe, stable, nurturing relationships in their childhood. Through education, advocacy, and intervention, CAPS works with others in the community to build strong families, safe environments, and a life free from abuse and neglect for every child. 


Sign up for Goal-Driven Parenting for Professionals

CAPS is excited to have partnered with Oaklawn to provide our Goal-Driven Parenting Training for Professionals this fall. This training will help equip front-line professionals in Elkhart County to better help families who are struggling with parenting issues.

Classes take place 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on six Fridays this fall: Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14. All classes will be held at CAPS, 1000 W. Hively Ave., Elkhart, IN 46517. Attendance at all classes is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.

Space is limited to the first 30 participants, so please click on this Register Now link ASAP. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gina Stone in our Positive Parenting Department at gstone@capselkhart.org or at 574-295-2277. 

Kids and Families Matter! Learn how to become a CAPS volunteer today and change lives! 

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Sep. 2, 2014

In the news: Child abuse tragedies are preventable

In light of three recent reports of child abuse in the area, people should know the steps they can take to protect children in the community.

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A Toast to Our Sponsors! - Vines And Steins 2014

Supreme Vintner
The Ron and Lisa Fenech Foundation 
Welch Packaging 

Lippert Components Inc. 
Bill & Kristin Fenech
The Kelly & Karen Rose Foundation
Taig Marks Inc. 
The Welter Foundation 


Brew Master 
ASA Electronics
Kurt & Ellen Janowsky
Federated Media
Beth & Michael Parin
Andy & Emily Murray
Heritage Financial Group


Corks & Caps
Crowe Horwath LLP
Chase Bank
Elkhart General Hospital
First State Bank Middlebury
Goshen Buick GMC Hyundai
Lake City Bank
Patrick Industries
Robert Weed Plywood
Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham LLP

Table Sponsors
ABC 57 News
Barnes & Thornburg
Elkhart Emergency Physicians
Elkhart County Community Foundation
Fifth Third Bank
Images Jewelers
IU Health Goshen
Northwestern Mutual
Kem Krest
Key Bank
Raymond James
Steve & Teresa Jenkins
Stifel Nicolas
Talmer Bank


You have all helped to change the lives of thousands of children in Elkhart County. 
Thank you for your incredible support! 


Thank You To Our Generous Vision 2020 Partners