About Us


Our Mission:

Our mission is to be a safe sanctuary, offering compassionate and empowering services to heal the effects of domestic violence, sexual assault and substance use disorders

Our History:

Founded in 1978, Lafayette House began as a short-term option for women who needed a safe place to stay overnight to escape domestic violence.

Today, Lafayette House is a sanctuary for individuals and families who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault or who struggle with substance use disorders.

Through our residential facility in Joplin and outreach office in Neosho, Lafayette House offers a full range of services to support individuals and their families: domestic violence intervention including shelter and support; residential and outpatient treatment for substance use disorders; advocacy, support and counseling for sexual assault; onsite child care; and a variety of support services from counseling and case management to court advocacy and job training.

We are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year:  (800) 416-1772 or (417) 782-1772.