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.
Copyright 2005-2013. 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
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
email:  caps@capsofsalina.org