Domestic Violence Intervention
Lafayette House emergency shelter is available 24 hours a day for women and children who need a safe place to stay to escape domestic violence. If you are being abused or beaten by your husband or partner, call Lafayette House any time day or night. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
Lafayette House provides services to domestic violence victims on a residential or outpatient basis. In addition to safe shelter, we offer individual, group and family counseling, community support, child care, children’s therapy, and a full menu of support services. The caring staff at Lafayette House can help you access clothing and basic needs, as well as jobs, transportation and a safe place to live.
Lafayette House serves families in a 7-county area in southwest Missouri (Jasper, Newton, Barry, Lawrence, McDonald, Dade and Barton). We offer residential shelter and services at our Joplin location, and an outreach office in Neosho.
There is no charge for shelter and support – please call if you need help.
Please contact us via email here, or call for immediate help at (800) 416-1772.