Safe Families for Children

Cape Girardeau Chapter

Every day in Southeast Missouri, families face crises like medical emergencies, unemployment, and joblessness. Safe Families for Children surrounds families in crisis with caring, compassionate community to keep children safe and families intact. We are a Christian movement that provides hope and support to families in our local community. In collaboration with CarePortal, we create extended family–like supports for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by faith to help those in need.


Parents in crisis are invited to join a Circle of Support to help them set and attain goals to address the current situation and prevent it from recurring. A Family Coach walks alongside the parents, providing guidance, encouragement, and accountability. Trained, certified Host Families are available to provide loving care for the children while their parents address their crisis. Meanwhile, Family Friends provide practical assistance through acts of service.

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