Want to Help?
Something that we always appreciate and always need are volunteers! Whether it be volunteering your time or volunteering your services, there is always something to do and someone to talk to around here! It also means so much to the women and children to see others who care about what they've gone through. Download an application from our Newsletters & Resources page and contact Kelli Neel for more information by calling 417-469-1190.
Our "house" is almost like yours. We have bedrooms, bathrooms, utility rooms, a living room, a playroom, a kitchen, a pantry, etc. Our family, however, consists of many women and children who come and go...365 days a year. When women and children move forward in their journey and away from us, we do our best to ensure they have the necessities starting out. That being said, some household items are gone through quickly. Items such as towels, pots and pans, dishes, and baking dishes are hard to hold on to...therefore, if you happen to want to donate a few of those items to help the women and children we serve...we would be grateful!
Also, when you are doing any remodeling or refurnishing of your home, we accept donations of furniture and other household decorating items. The shelter is in need of beds and mattresses for when the women and children move on and have their own place.
Here at shelter, we also try to make available different activities to provide something for the women and children to enjoy. Craft supplies are used on a daily basis around our "house"--from crocheting and quilting supplies, to kids' craft supplies and art supplies. We have met some of the most talented women and children who have come through our doors and when their faces light up at the opportunity to do something crafty...it truly touches you.
Another thing that we always appreciate and can always use is monetary donations. Monetary donations go for general upkeep of the shelter such as bills, maintenance, food, medical supplies, etc. We also, when funding allows, try to help the women and children who come into shelter to start anew when they leave by helping with furniture, appliances, food, and anything else that anyone would need when starting over in a new home as well as deposits get the electric turned on and the place secured for them to be able to move out of the shelter and into a home of their own.