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You can pave the way: 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 reportchildabuse.dcs.in.gov 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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Oct. 3, 2016

Be a Lifesaver at the Lifesaver Breakfast Nov. 10

CAPS's annual Lifesaver Breakfast event is coming up on Nov. 10 in downtown Elkhart.

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Vote for CAPS Purple Penelope in the Purple Elk Challenge!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and YWCA North Central Indiana and CAPS are joining forces in Elkhart to raise awareness of the ways domestic violence often intersects with child abuse and neglect.

1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year.

Join us in bringing awareness to this issue by participating in the Purple Elk Challenge! Teams, or herds as they're known to elk, will be covering Elkhart in purple, the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. You can vote for your favorite elk to win by making a donation at the elk's personal fundraising page. Visit the elk in the "wild" and take pictures with them, using hashtag #Elktober to share them with all your fellow elk watchers!

All proceeds from the event will be split between YWCA North Central Indiana and CAPS to prevent domestic violence and child abuse.

The winning elk will be the elk that raises the most donations throughout the month of October. The winner will be announced on Friday, November 4th. Visit www.ywca.org/purpleelk for more information and to vote! And please vote for Purple Penelope today to help us hit our first $200 goal!

Thank You To Our Generous Vision 2020 Partners