Southeast Office

3178 Blattner Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

866-326-LFCS (5327)
573-275-7877 24-Hour Hotline ~ Pregnancy Services


Christy O’Neal, Regional Development Officer

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Over 5,000 children experienced abuse or neglect in 2018; a statistic that crosses all socioeconomic and educational levels, religions, ethnic and cultural groups. When adverse childhood experiences such as abuse and neglect are not addressed, lifelong medical, mental and social suffering can occur. Through our behavioral health and family services, LFCS nurtures and supports children and families who are at risk. Our services offer real solutions that lead to safety, permanency and well-being for those we serve.

In 1973, LFCS opened an office in Cape Girardeau in response to an increasing demand for crisis pregnancy, adoption and foster care services in the region.  Since then, services have expanded to meet the needs of the community. LFCS services are open to everyone regardless of race, faith, national origin, gender, or age.  Over 80% of the clients served are not of the Lutheran faith.

Programs unique to the Southeast region include:

Assisted Custody Exchange and Supervised Visitation Program – Providing a safe, healthy and positive environment to transfer children from one caregiver to another or to visit non-custodial parents. This program is offered in partnership with the 32nd Judicial Circuit. Contact us to learn more.


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