Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to build trusting and enduring relationships that encourage and support young people. Their vision is that their Little Brothers and Little Sisters would live and learn in positive, opportunity rich environments 24/7. For more information, contact  Ashley Seiler at (573) 339-0184 or check their website.


CarePortal is an online church engagement tool that connects the State of Missouri (Children’s Division) to the Church. When a need is identified by Children’s Division, a request for help is submitted. The Church is informed of the need and given the opportunity to answer the call. For more info, contact Shelly Gerard.

Cape Girardeau County Jail Ministry

Jail Ministry meets at 6:00 pm every Tuesday evening at the Cape Girardeau County Jail in Jackson, MO for Bible Study. Male and female offenders have separate Bible Studies and time for prayer. For more info, Text Karen Bangert at (573) 587-9862.

Cape Girardeau Juvenile Offenders Ministry

This mission serves juvenile males assigned to the Girardot Center to provide a Sunday worship service. La Croix provides services every Sunday for a month at a time 2-3 times a year. For more info, Text Karen Bangert at (573) 587-9862.

Christian Boxing/Life Skills Academy

The Christian Boxing Academy is a partner organization that provides supervised physical activity, welding training, small engine repair training, and minor care repair/restoration opportunities. Contact Danny Rees for additional information.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

FCA challenges coaches and athletes at all levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. Contact Mike Litz for information on ways to serve.

Fish Volunteers of Cape Girardeau

FISH serves the Cape Girardeau area by providing food to families in need. With help from churches like First Presbyterian, civic organizations and dedicated individuals, FISH helps 3300-3600 people a year. It relies heavily on word of mouth, rather than organized solicitation for the food that it distributes. For more info, call (573)-334-0207.

Hope for One More

Hope for One More provides emergency shelter for foster children in Cape Girardeau and surrounding counties. The children receive nurturing care, a meal, clothing, a warm bed and a full medical, dental and psychological screening while arrangements for an appropriate foster home can be made. For more information, contact Chrissy Mayberry.

Jefferson Elementary Tutoring

JET Program

The JET program provides after school tutoring at Jefferson Elementary. If you would like to get involved, contact Sharon Shelton.

Kelly Schools

La Croix partners with Kelly Schools (Scott County R IV school district) to build relationships and positively impact an under-resourced area of our community. For more information, contact Collin Smith.

One City

One City is a faith-based organization committed to understanding the struggles of our neighbors and how we, as a community, can work toward transformation and holistically restoring our community. One City provides community gatherings and development opportunities, job training and employment, as well as child enrichment opportunities. For more info, check out their website.

Room for One More Child

Room for One More Child is passionate about helping orphan children find homes by lowering the cost of adoption through adoption grant assistance and by helping the orphans that may never be adopted by providing food, shelter and access to medical care and education. For more information, contact Shari Stroup or visit their website.

Safe House for Women

The Safe House for Women is a local partner that is not-for-profit organization  agency that provides safe shelter, 24-hour crisis hot line 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 hot line as a source of immediate help for victims of domestic violence and abuse. For more info, check out their website.


SNAP (or Stop Needless Acts of Violence Please) is a local organization dedicated to serving those in the Cape Girardeau community who have been affected by an act of violence. SNAP also helps family members who have been affected by the trauma of losing a loved one, providing trauma counseling and group support.

SNAP sponsors weekly prayer walks on Tuesday evenings to pray at those locations in Cape Girardeau which have been locations of acts of violence resulting in loss or life-changing injury. SNAP partners with La Croix Church and has office space at The Bridge, 428 S. Frederick St, that is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays for group support meetings and individual support and counsel.

For more info, contact Felice Patton.

The Bridge

The Bridge is a La Croix owned facility located at 428 S. Frederick, utilized for outreach by providing various ministries. Outreach at The Bridge occurs the third Saturday of the month from 11am to 2pm. For more info, contact Kaye Hood.

The Amen Center

The Amen Center is a Christian-based, inter-denominational crisis and restoration center located in Delta, MO that assists families and individuals in recovering from a setback, crisis or tragedy that would require a place of refuge for a transitional period. For more info, Text Karen Bangert at (573) 587-9862.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. For more info, check out their website.

The People’s Shelter

The People’s Shelter provides a place for our most vulnerable neighbors during dangerous weather. They serve the transient and situational homeless as well as those who are without heat or air conditioning, running water and/or are in need of a good meal and loving community. For more info, check out their website.

Young Life

Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight they take time, patience, trust and consistency. For more info, check out their website.