Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Crossroads United Way, Elkhart County’s Imagination Library affiliate, is leading the continued outreach and enrollment of young children in Elkhart County. Elkhart County has already enrolled 1,445 children to receive a free book every month. 

Children from birth to 5 years old can be signed up to receive a free book every month until their fifth birthday. Visit for more details and to sign up.

“Where’s Dolly?” Imagination Tour

Our very own cut-out of Ms. Dolly will be visiting different locations to help encourage enrollment and of course providing a fun chance for a photo/selfie! Miss Dolly comes with extra enrollment information, display books, and United Way resources.

Community partners, government organizations, businesses, and event organizers can also schedule a “tour” stop on the “Where’s Dolly?” Imagination Tour by attending one of the kick-offs or contacting Jill Yoder at or (574) 295-1650.

Bright By Text

Crossroads United Way is leading the launch and implementation of Bright by Text, a nationwide texting platform supporting parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age eight in their daily interactions. Parents receive free tips, information, games, and resources to support nurturing caregiver-child relationships, strengthening families, promoting healthy child development, and improving school readiness.

Triple P For Baby

Horizon Education Alliance is leading the launch and implementation of Triple P for Baby, a program focused on supporting parents with the transition to parenthood and the first year of their baby’s life.  The program will only be available in English to start, but stay tuned for a Spanish-language version. Sign up online for Triple P For Baby, which will launch this spring! You can sign up to join the waitlist for the new online parent support program just for parents of babies (up to 18 months) and parents-to-be.


Parent Cafes

Child And Parent Services hosts a parent cafe every month that offers fun activities for children, continuing education, giveaways, and the chance to interact with other parents and caregivers.

The upcoming events are: 

April 10, 2024, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Theme: Makin’ some April magic: Bit by Bit Blossom by Blossom, April is the time that Spring starts Poppin’  

May 17, 2024, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Theme: Nurturing the Seeds to Grow Strong Families  

June 11, 2024, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Theme: Feeling Safe in an Unsafe World  

July 16, 2024, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Theme: Making lemonade when you only have lemons

To RSVP, go to, or call (574) 295.2277, ext 252, or email