Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri receives $2.5 million award for LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) was awarded a $2.5 million competitive award through the Community Revitalization Grant Program from the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED).

The program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). As part of Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s 2023 budget plan, the awards are intended to address local community needs.

The award will support CCSOMO’s LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home which is currently under construction in Cape Girardeau.

This transitional housing program will serve homeless pregnant women over the age of 18 and their young children.

CCSOMO’s decade of success with its Springfield LifeHouse location provides the model that supports the birth of healthy babies and leads mothers toward self-sufficiency and independence.

“This funding fulfills an investment in the Cape Girardeau region and demonstrates the power of partnerships as we work to provide services for those vulnerable and in need,” said Ken Palermo, CCSOMO Executive Director.

LifeHouse Cape is on track to welcome its first residents in early 2024.

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