The organization that is dedicated to helping displaced and distressed victims of domestic and sexual violence in Cape Girardeau is reaching out for help in serving even more victims in dire need Safe House of Southeast Missouri recently completed a campaign to add much-needed space to its’ existing housing capacity so that more adults and children can find a safe place to lay their heads.
“Safe House of Southeast Missouri is an outreach that is truly close to my heart,” said Mark Maupin, the head of Driving Successful Lives (a supporter of the Missouri shelter). “Our organization supports them because we realize the importance of having this type of housing. Unfortunately, the number of adults & children subjected to domestic violence only seems to climb, especially during times of economic upheaval. Add a global pandemic to the mix, and things get so much more volatile.”
The Safe House of Southeast Missouri’s ‘Safe Tomorrows Capital Campaign’ provided funds to build a larger, more accessible shelter on a parcel of land donated for its new facility. The new shelter encompasses 18,000 square feet and increased the organization’s available beds from 17 to a total of 40. With input from clients and staff, the new shelter was designed to incorporate a plethora of needed services to empower survivors in regaining their lives, while providing them with a private and secure environment.
With the larger shelter and increased number of residents comes additional operational costs, and Driving Successful Lives is helping to defray these through its recent donation to the Safe House.
About Safe House of Southeast Missouri
For over 25 years, the Safe House has helped adults and children fleeing domestic violence and abuse by providing safe shelter and support services. Since 1991, they have helped thousands of victims escape to safety.
About Driving Successful Lives
Driving Successful Lives’ mission is to facilitate car donations so that veterans, homeless families, children, those with addictions & other non-profits can benefit from fellow citizens giving-forward.
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