For more information, call: 573-331-3000
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Community Resources

Many community resources are available that offer support to parents in Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Scott City, and other areas in southeast Missouri, including:

Answers to Parenting Questions

  • Cape Girardeau Public Library, 573–334–5279
  • Generations Family Resource Center, 573–651–5825
  • Jackson Public Library, 573–243–8141
  • Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri, 573–334–5866
  • Missouri Extension Office, 573–243–3581
  • ParentLink, 800–552–8522

Assistance for Young Mothers

  • Birthright, 573–335–0750
  • Building Blocks, 573–335–1033
  • Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center, 573–335–7846
  • Cape Girardeau Public Schools:
    • Jackson R-II Parents as Teachers, 573–243–9540
    • Parents as Teachers, 573–651–3703
    • Crisis Pregnancy Center, 573–335–8495
    • Educare, 573–651–9171
    • First Call for Help, 573–334-HELP or 866–914–4357
    • Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri, 573–334–5866
    • Missouri Mentoring Partnership, 573–332–0066

Assistance with Child Safety Seats and Installation

  • Community Case Manager, 573–651–8630
  • Educare, 573–651–9171
  • Jackson Fire Department, 573–243–1010
  • Safe Kids Coalition, 573–332–1587

Developmental Testing for Children Under age 5

Cape Girardeau Public Schools:

  • Early Childhood Special Education (Cape Girardeau), 573–339–1201
  • Early Childhood Special Education (Jackson), 573–243–9575
  • Jackson R-II Parents as Teachers, 573–243–9540
  • Missouri First Steps, 573–290–5129
  • Parents as Teachers, 573–651–3703
  • Educare, 573–651–9171