Welcome to Lafayette House

Lafayette House provides a variety of services for women, children and families in southwest Missouri. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our services include:

There are many great ways to get involved at Lafayette House. Can you help?

  • Your Time is Important
  • Your Gift is Important
  • Your Support is Important

A rewarding experience is ahead if you spend some time volunteering, or supporting our prevention/education efforts in the community. In addition to your time, you can donate financially or by giving items (food, household items, bedding, etc.) needed by the families who live here.

Please contact us via email here, or call for immediate help at (800) 416-1772.


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During the month of May we are celebrating mothers and the difference they make in our lives!

This month, Lafayette House is pleased to announce the receipt of a Mother’s Day gift in memory of Jeanne Ann McPherson Pate, a longtime resident of Joplin and community volunteer. The gift was made by Mrs. Pate’s daughter, Melissa Ann Pate Sanders and granddaughter Jean Elise McPherson Sanders. The $100,000 gift, designated for domestic violence shelter and support, will be used primarily to renovate and upgrade part of Lafayette House’s domestic violence shelter.

“I’m haunted by stories I’ve heard of the generational legacy of abuse and I feel passionately about the mission of Lafayette House to help break that cycle,” said Melissa Sanders. “I hope others will join me in contributing to the vital work they do by volunteering or donating this Mother’s Day. The brave women who have made the step of coming to Lafayette House to help ensure a brighter future for themselves and their children deserve our support.”

To support Lafayette House, and make a gift in honor of Mother’s Day please click here.

Lafayette House of Joplin, MO

Lafayette House of Joplin, MO

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