In 1973, Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri (LFCS) a non-profit social services agency, opened a regional office in Cape Girardeau in response to an increasing demand for crisis pregnancy, adoption and foster care services. The agency itself began as an orphanage in 1868 with a mission to protect and nurture children without a home. Today the agency continues the mission of helping families, children and individuals in Missouri experience greater hope and wholeness of life. The services provided by LFCS are open to everyone regardless of race, faith, national origin, gender, or age. Over 80 percent of the clients served are not of the Lutheran faith.
The Southeast Office offers programs unique to this region:
Assisted Custody Exchange and Supervised Visitation Program
This program provides a safe, healthy and positive environment for children to transfer from one caregiver to another or to visit their non-custodial parent. This program is offered in partnership with the 32nd Judicial Circuit. Contact us to learn more.
Older Adult Services
- Home or Office-Based Counseling for individuals 60 years and older
- Memory Loss Groups (weekly, four-hour sessions Mondays and Thursdays starting at 9:30 a.m.) for individuals experiencing memory loss due to Alzheimer’s or any other type of dementia
- Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support (2nd Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the LFCS office in Cape Girardeau or 1st Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran in Frohna)
*NEW* Private Counseling Services
Counseling is available to address difficulties such as depression, anxiety, divorce, grief and loss, family conflicts and other problems facing children and teens. Lutheran Family and Children Services offers individual, family, and couples services to all ages, funded by grants, donations and insurances.
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