Community Alliance and Services for Young Children (originally 4-C) began in 1971 to promote quality child care services for pre-school children and their families throughout the Wabash Valley. Services offered to local child care providers included training workshops and learning activities in early childhood to increase the competence of preschool teachers and providers. In 1978, the organization received funding for the establishment of child care resource and referral service. In the early 1990s, the agency expanded to include funding through the Child Care Development Fund Voucher program and Child And Adult Care Food Program.
In April 2013 Community Alliance and Services for Young Children and CHANCES for Indiana Youth merged to form one agency- Chances And Services for Youth (CASY). By providing services and investing in our local community, CASY has a unique opportunity to identify and respond to the needs of clients, partnering organizations and the communities we serve. For the past thirty years, two separate organizations have been at the forefront of community collaboration. Now one agency, we have a history of collaborating and networking with local, state, and national non-profit organizations, businesses, and governmental/law enforcement agencies to provide cost effective programs for infants through college age children and their families.