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Purchase a paver at the new home of CAPS!

Help us hit our fundraising target to make sure the future home of child abuse prevention in Elkhart County is completed! You can support a safer future for children in Elkhart County and have your support commemorated with an engraved paver on the walkway to the new CAPS when it is completed in 2017. Click the button below to find out more and donate today!


Child And Parent Services is a nonprofit 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. 

If you suspect a child in your life may be the victim of abuse or neglect, call the Indiana Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-800-5556. The Indiana Department of Child Services provides a free online training course on how to recognize and report abuse. Go to to learn more about abuse and what you can do to report it.

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Click the button below to make a payment for Guardian ad Litem (GAL) or other CAPS services. Please use the comment box on the payment page to supply information about your payment including any applicable cause numbers as well as what program or service you are paying for.

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Aug. 4, 2017

We are officially in our new building!

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What's New

#Build4Kids: On the ground floor

The first week of November brought an exciting development at the building site for the new Joy Rose Center: A concrete floor!

Before dawn on Friday, Nov. 4, the concrete crew was getting set up with a massive four-story tall truck-mounted concrete boom pump to pour the flooring material onto the rebar that had been set up the day prior. All day long, concrete mixers came through the property, one by one, emptying their contents into the pump to be distributed, section by section, into the foundation.

After the rough stuff was poured into a section, workers with rakes, brooms, screeds, trowels and squeegees started the labor of making the floor level, flat, and smooth. Myriad machines, including ride-on power trowels, walk-behind trowels that look like floor waxers, and motorized screeds with telescoping arms have traversed the new surface to ensure it's as free of cracks, spaces and uneven spots as possible.

Next up: Steel beams for the first floor.

If you'd like to see more photos of construction, please follow us on Instagram @CAPSElkhart and on Facebook at

And if you want to show your support of child abuse prevention for generations to come, consider buying a commemorative paver to be engraved on the front walkway of the new Joy Rose Center. You can learn more about that here:

Thank you for your support!


Thank You To Our Generous Vision 2020 Partners