Copyright 2005-2015. All rights reserved.
All CAPS services are free of charge. CAPS receives program funding from the Salina Area United Way, local service organizations, churches,
memberships, foundations, corporate grants and the annual Celebrity Benefit Auction. Local donations providing solutions to local problems!
In 1978, Wanda Macy and Ruby Reese founded the Salina
Coalition for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, an
all-volunteer advocacy coalition. The coalition was formed
after two pediatric deaths, which were a result of child
abuse. The coalition's primary activities involved increasing
awareness of the issues of abuse and increasing the
reporting of suspected abuse.
Today, CAPS is a 501(c)3 charitable organization with
programs designed to reduce risk factors associated with
child abuse and neglect. We are here to respond to a
variety of human needs and conditions. In order to meet
these needs and to maintain our high standards of quality
services, we aim to attract and retain highly skilled and
qualified employees.
In 1992, the organization underwent
significant changes including
adopting the name, Child Abuse
Prevention Services. Several
prevention services were
developed to assist families and
children in the Salina area.

While the mission statement
adopted in 1992 remains CAPS
mission today, the organization
changed its name to Child
Advocacy & Parenting Services in
2008 to better reflect our positive
family services.
155 N. Oakdale Ave.
Suite 200
Salina, KS 67401
Telephone: (785) 825-4493
Fax: (785) 825-4736
A United Way Community Partner
Child Advocacy & Parenting Services
Improving the quality of children's lives
and strengthening families through education, advocacy, and family support.