We are proud to be partners with the National Healthy Start Association. The National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) is committed to improving birth outcomes and health disparities that exist within communities of color throughout the United States. As the membership association for the federal Healthy Start programs, NHSA promotes the development of community-based maternal and child health programs, particularly those addressing the issues of infant mortality, low birth weight and racial disparities in perinatal outcomes.
With over 100 Healthy Start projects situated across the United States, the Association works to expand the capacity of community-based MCH programs and infant mortality preventive health services, thereby ensuring that all families have access to a continuum of affordable quality health care and related services. This range of care extends beyond the welfare of newborns and includes mothers, fathers, and families, thus affecting the entire community.
If you are in a dangerous situation and need immediate assistance these agencies can help.
Haven House is a non-profit organization comprised of citizens committed to ending domestic violence in Southeast Missouri. We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and the right to raise children in a peaceful environment. We believe that children learn what they live. Alternatives to violence must be available so that battered women can gain control over their own lives as well as stop the cycle of violence for future generations.
24 HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE – 800-491-1138
Safe House for Women, Inc.
The Safe House for Women is a not-for-profit, private 501(c)(3) domestic violence agency that provides safe shelter, 24-hour crisis hotline services, intensive case management, counseling, court advocacy, referral services, and education programs.The Safe House was established in 1991, providing safe shelter and a crisis hotline as a source of immediate help for victims of domestic violence and abuse.
24 HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE 1-800-341-1830
Sikeston House of Refuge
The Mission of the House of Refuge is to provide shelter and quality empowerment services for women and their children seeking to free themselves from the cycle of Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault.
24/7Hour Crisis Hotline
24/7 Crisis Intervention
Residential Shelter Services
Legal Advocacy Services:
In-house Orders of Protection filing
Assists Victims in Accessing the Justice System
Transportation Available for Court Hearings
On-site Children and Family Therapist providing crisis counseling
Transitional Living Specialist: Providing Housing, Employment and Education Assistance
Non-Residential Services for Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault Victims
Support and Life Skills Groups
Limited Emergency Hotel/ Motel Placement
Referral and Follow-Up Services
24 HOUR CRISIS LINE: 1-877-633-3843 or 573-472-3843
Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center
The mission of Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center is to build healthy families. This is accomplished by providing direct services to victims, prevention through youth activities and adult education development, as well as training the local community to improve responses to abuse. We strive to educate and advocate for social change and public policy improvement for those affected by violence. Susanna Wesley offers a 24-hour emergency shelter.
24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-382-7294