Child And Parent Services, Inc. Child & Youth Services

1000 West Hively Avenue
Elkhart, IN 46517
(574) 295-2277
Fax: (574) 295-7642
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8 - 5 Monday through Friday

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CAPS -- Child And Parent Services is a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent child abuse by valuing children and strengthening families in Elkhart County. CAPS has several programs to carry out its mission. Building Blocks Laboratory Preschool is a setting where emotionally fragile children can benefit from a safe, consistent and nurturing environment. It also serves as a training facility for other area preschools to learn to manage children with difficult behaviors. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Staff and volunteers serve as a voice for children who are in the court system through no fault of their own. They get to know the child and people in their life, and make recommendations to the court about what would be best for the child. Healthy Families/Parent Aide -- This program helps families with newborn infants by offering support and information to overburdened families. Home visitors meet with new parents regularly to coach them in the task of parenting. Parenting! -- CAPS is committed to supporting parents and teaching parenting skills to families in support groups and classes throughout Elkhart County. Supervised Visitation -- This program allows the parent/child relationship to develop in a safe environment when the court deems it necessary for visits to be supervised. Child and Family Advocacy Center (CFAC) -- CFAC is a resource to families and agencies which investigate and intervene in child abuse cases in Elkhart County. The center provides a child-friendly environment for forensic (fact-finding) interviews and assessments


  • Our mission is to prevent child abuse by valuing children and strengthening families in Elkhart County
  • CAPS is a United Way agency, and receives approximately 4.5 percent of its support from United Way
  • CAPS has more then 90 full and part time employees
  • CAPS has the largest number of volunteers in our CASA program
  • CAPS is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors