If you are in a dangerous situation and need immediate assistance these agencies can help-

Haven House

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.
Services Offered:
  • 24/7Hour Crisis Hotline
  • 24/7 Crisis Intervention
  • Residential Shelter Services
  • Legal Advocacy Services:
  • In-house Orders of  Protection filing
  • Court Advocacy
  • 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

We are proud to be partners with the National Healthy Start AssociationThe 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.

Area Healthcare Providers

Ferguson Medical Group

Ferguson Medical Group is a premier multi-specialty healthcare group dedicated to providing quality state-of-the-art medical services in a caring, compassionate and professional atmosphere. We are committed to services, innovation and quality care while serving the complete medical needs of the Southeastern Missouri area.

Missouri Delta Medical Center

Missouri Delta Medical Center has been providing comprehensive medical care to the people of Southeast Missouri since 1948.  Missouri Delta Medical Center includes several walk-in clinics around Southeast Missouri, all of which are equipped to handle an array of illnesses and injuries.

Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems

Founded in 1949, Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems is a publicly owned and operated healthcare provider serving Pemiscot, eastern Dunklin and southern New Madrid Counties in Southeast Missouri.

Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center

Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center encompasses two hospitals and numerous health care service facilities, including cancer treatment centers and physical therapy and rehabilitation facilities. Offering a full range of medical services and procedures to patients in the region, Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center brings quality health care to this community with comprehensive services and an experienced team of physicians and caregivers.

Saint Francis Medical Center

Saint Francis Medical Center is a 308-bed facility serving more than 713,000 people throughout Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas. Guided by our mission to provide a ministry of healing and wellness inspired by our Christian philosophy and values, we have become a progressive, innovative regional tertiary care referral center.

SEMO Health Network

SEMO Health Network is proud to be your Federally Qualified Community Health Center. A Community Health Center is just that, a health center based in the community. The FQHC is a federal designation from the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that is assigned to non-profit or public health care organizations that serve insured patients, uninsured patients, private pay patients or medically underserved populations.

Southeast Health

Southeast Hospital located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, is a general, full-service, acute care hospital that provides inpatient and outpatient multispecialty care. In 2014 our hospital managed the inpatient care of over 10,000 inpatients and nearly 120,000 patient encounters in outpatient services. SoutheastHEALTH assumed management responsibilities of two small, secondary market hospitals, one in 2010 and one in 2013. The facilities are Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County and Southeast Health Center of Ripley County.

 Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center

Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center is a fully licensed 116-bed facility located in Kennett, Missouri.

Mental Health Providers

Bootheel Counseling Services and Family Medical Clinic

Bootheel Counseling Services and Family Medical Clinic is a private, not-for-profit organization providing services in Southeast Missouri since 1976. We are the State of Missouri’s Administrative Agent for mental health services for the counties of Scott, Stoddard, Mississippi and New Madrid.

FCC Behavioral Health

FCC Behavioral Health is a private, non-profit community behavioral health center with a proven history of delivering effective, person-centered, community-based care in rural Southern Missouri. Founded in 1976, FCC Behavioral Health continues to promote recovery by providing comprehensive, integrated care in order to improve people’s overall health and wellness.

FCC Behavioral Health offers a wide array of behavioral health programs for individuals and families. Programs include mental health, substance use disorders, healthcare home, housing, prevention, disease management and targeted outreach programs (i.e. ERE and CMHL). At each of our 27 clinics and treatment centers across Southern Missouri, qualified professionals provide a person-centered, wellness approach to care. Last year, FCC’s 400 staff served over 6,800 Missourian’s with behavioral health care.

 Gibson Recovery Center

The Gibson Center works to bring every individual a new chance for a better life. We provide services to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or handicap. The Gibson Center is a non-profit corporation formed for the purpose of creating and operating needed substance use services. It operates under the statutes and regulations of the State of Missouri which governs organizations of this type.

The Gibson Center is a community agency in every sense. It is funded by contracts with the Missouri Department of Mental Health Division of Behavioral Health, Cape Girardeau County and Perry County Mill Tax, Missouri Foundation for Health, Department of Corrections, and Office of State Court Administrators. Most private insurances are accepted.

International Organizations

Heart to Heart International

Two decades ago, Heart to Heart International began with an airlift to help people in Russia, and at the time it was the largest private humanitarian airlift ever. Heart to Heart has grown into a humanitarian NGO with a global reach, impacting lives in numerous ways for the better.

March of Dimes

The March of Dimes has led the way to discover the genetic causes of birth defects, to promote newborn screening, and to educate medical professionals and the public about best practices for healthy pregnancy. We have supported research for surfactant therapy to treat respiratory distress and helped initiate the system of regional neonatal intensive care for premature and sick babies. Our recent Folic Acid Campaign achieved a dramatic reduction in the incidence of neural tube defects, birth defects of the brain and spine. Since 2003, our fight to save babies has been strongly characterized by our Prematurity Campaign. The rising incidence of premature birth has demanded action, and the March of Dimes has responded by initiating an intensive, multi-year campaign to raise awareness and find the causes of prematurity.

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers promotes the optimal early development, learning and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. We provide an evidence-based, research-informed home visiting model and are a center for innovation in promising practices and flexible, adaptive designs.

Local Organizations

Building Blocks

Building Blocks/Nurse – Family Partnership is an evidence-based, nurse home visiting program that improves the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of low income, first-time parents and their children. Building Blocks/NFP Nurse Home Visitors with Southeast Home Health work with clients to achieve three important goals:

  • Improve pregnancy outcomes
  • Improve child health
  • Improve child development

Caring Communities

Caring Communities is a citizen-driven community collaborative involving efforts by the state of Missouri to work with neighborhood leaders, citizens, business, civic and labor leaders to improve the lives of children and families in Mississippi County and part of Scott County.

MCCC develops resources that will help Mississippi County residents become empowered and self-sufficient.  MCCC provides opportunities to residents of all ages by coordinating services, programs, and projects, by providing them locally.   Our Goals revolve around Missouri’s Community Partnerships 6 Core Results

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri

CCSOMO is a faith-based 501(c)(3) agency established in 2009 and governed by a Board of Directors. We are part of the Catholic Charities USA network, which is comprised of 171 Catholic Charities agencies nationwide.

Empower Missouri

Empower Missouri is a citizen membership organization founded in 1901. Organized in the Progressive Era, we started in St. Louis as the Missouri Conference on Corrections and Charities. We were mostly a statewide professional forum for philanthropists, government employees of human services agencies, and private charity professionals. For the first decade, our activities consisted mostly of meeting once a year to discuss social problems and read papers.

Empower Missouri became a more activist organization in 1910, with our first legislative committee under the leadership of Roger Baldwin, subsequent founder of the American Civil Liberties Union. We began advocating for changes in public policy to improve social conditions. Among our first major successes was the creation of the Widow’s Pension Program, a pilot project in Jackson County, Missouri, which spread around the country and became the model for the national Aid to Dependent Children Program passed in the Social Security Act of 1935.

Mission Missouri

Mission Missouri is a faith-based social services agency specializing in Recovery Support Services, credentialed as an Access to Recovery Access Site in 2005 as well as certified by the Department of Mental Health for substance abuse counseling.

Missouri First Steps

First Steps is Missouri’s Early Intervention system that provides services to families with children, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or developmental delays. The program is designed to meet the needs of families related to enhancing their child’s development, learning, and participation in family and community life.

 The New Madrid County Family Resource Center

The New Madrid County Family Resource Center offers opportunities that  benefit children, families and communities. Through youth and parenting programs employment assistance and community engagement, the Center, sponsored by the   New Madrid County Caring Community Partnership, provides opportunities and support to meet today’s many life challenges.

Non-Profit Missouri

Nonprofit Missouri (NPMO) is the collective voice to unite, strengthen and advance the nonprofit sector in Missouri. Created by and for nonprofits, it is Missouri’s first organization to promote the common interests of the state’s more than 15,000 nonprofits.

Formed in 2010, Nonprofit Missouri has grown to support nonprofit organizations and nonprofit professionals by providing training, education, guidance for:

·         Managing and leading more effectively;

·         Fostering and sustaining fruitful collaborations;

·         Achieving greater impact in communities;

·      Monitoring nonprofit legislative issues;

·         Advocating on critical policy issues affecting the sector;

·         Promoting the value of nonprofits.


Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Partnership

The Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Partnership promotes adolescent sexual health and teen pregnancy prevention by uniting Missouri through advocacy, collaboration, training, and public awareness. Founded in 1997, TPPP is a non-profit that works with youth-serving adults to promote comprehensive, medically accurate sexual health education.

County Health Organizations

Bootheel Network for Health Improvement

The Bootheel Network for Health Improvement is a multicounty rural health network, established in 2010, with the assistance of a HRSA Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant. The primary purposes of the grant project are to enhance efficiency, expand access, coordinate and improve the quality of essential health care services and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. This Network has unique insight into the strengths and challenges facing the local health care system and the health status of residents of Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Scott, and Stoddard Counties in the area commonly known as the Missouri Bootheel.

Cape County Public Health Center

The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center is ready to help you realize a healthy and full life. We offer many health services to the area. Many services are available to anyone regardless of financial status and are free of charge. Some clinics have financial guidelines and reasonable fees based on the cost of providing the service.

Dunklin County Health Department

The Dunklin County Health Department is a team of caring, dedicated professionals responsive to the public health needs of our community. We value quality health and well being delivered with a positive attitude of commitment, respect, integrity, and equality.

The Dunklin County Health Department was established for the residents of Dunklin County and is funded through county taxes and the State of Missouri. All services, except WIC, are available to anyone regardless of financial status. We provide services for all residents of Dunklin County.

The mission of the Dunklin County Health Department is to provide and promote accessible, preventive health care through assessing the needs, developing policies and assuring the delivery of health care services that positively impact the community.

Health education programs are available to civic groups, schools, senior citizen sites and anyone requesting a program.

Mississippi County Health Department

The Mississippi County Health Department provides a variety of healthcare services and programs to residents in Mississippi County, Missouri. The health department has offices in Charleston and East Prairie.

Our services are provided to men, women, children and infants regardless of income. Health services include birth control, immunizations and blood pressure/blood sugar screenings.

New Madrid County Health Department

The New Madrid County Health Department recognizes the many challenges facing the citizens of our rural county. The purpose of our organization is to Prevent, Promote, Protect the residents of New Madrid County while building partnerships with the residents and other organizations to provide support to the community.

Our mission is to serve residents of New Madrid County by promoting healthy individuals, families, communities and environment through compassionate care, education, and prevention, thereby creating longer life, fewer illnesses, and premature deaths.

Pemiscot County Health Department

The Pemiscot County Health Center provides a wide range of services for monitoring and promoting health for county residents. Along with education and information, health services are provided to men, women, children and infants regardless of income. The Center focuses directly on a wide variety of health issues, while also linking people with needed personal health services and ensuring health care when otherwise unavailable.

Pemiscot County Health Center provides:

  • Annual/Seasonal Flu Clinics
  • Birth Control/Family Planning Services
  • Birth and Death Certificates
  • Blood Pressure/Sugar Screenings/Iron Checks
  • Cholesterol/PSA Screenings
  • Communicable Disease Investigations
  • DNA Testing
  • Pre-Natal Case Management
  • Home Visitations (as required)
  • Immunizations/Lead Screening
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • STD/HIV Testing & Treatment

Our programs are confidential, professional, and non-discriminatory. Services rendered are linked with health care options when others are unavailable.

Scott County Health Department

  • Adult Immunizations
  • Birth & Death Certificates
  • Child Care Nurse Consultation
  • Chronic Disease screening & monitoring
  • Dental Sealants fiscal agent
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Family Planning
  • Health Education
  • Immunization
  • Lead Case Management
  • Lead Screening
  • PACE
  • Prenatal Case management
  • School screenings
  • STD screening & treatment (on-site)
  • WIC
  • Regional lead screening instruction & education region includes:
    Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Scott, Stoddard

Stoddard County Health Department

Stoddard County Public Health Center was established for the residents of Stoddard County and is funded through county taxes and the state of Missouri.  Most services are available to anyone regardless of financial status and are free of charge.  We provide services for infants and children, young and middle-aged adults, and the elderly population of Stoddard County.

Other Partners

Home State Health

Established to deliver quality healthcare in the state of Missouri through local, regional and community-based resources, Home State is a MO HealthNet Managed Care Organization and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation (Centene). Home State Health exists to improve the health of its beneficiaries through focused, compassionate and coordinated care. Our approach is based on the core belief that quality healthcare is best delivered locally.

Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University, is a public, accredited university located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States, near the banks of the Mississippi River. The institution, having started as a normal school, has a traditional strength in teacher education. The recent addition of the River Campus, housing the Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts, has increased the university’s commitment to education in the arts. As a comprehensive institution, the institution offers over 200 areas of study, including undergraduate degrees as well as master’s degrees and a cooperative Ed.D. program with the University of Missouri.