Gaining experience for your future career prepares you for the world awaiting you after college.
The Department of Child and Family Studies wants to help you help others. Learn about the services we offer to help our community while giving our students the hands-on experience they need.
The A.P.P.L.E. Project is a comprehensive paperwork service which supports the independence of senior adults by providing persons age 60 and older with counseling, advocacy, education, and direct assistance with their paperwork needs.
Educare provides resources, on-site technical assistance, and training opportunities to childcare providers with an emphasis on family home providers caring for children who receive subsidy childcare.
Horizons Enrichment Center
The Horizons Enrichment Center encourages independence and community interaction for individuals with special needs. This program allows guardians and caregivers respite from the full-time responsibilities of care giving.
University School for Young Children
Gain real experience working with preschool aged children at the USYC in a caring and supportive community.
Family Studies Alumna
The EDvolution Center
Learn to use the tools of tomorrow today. The EDvolution Center provides a place for students to apply the technology of the future into their education and field.
Learn to apply course material in the real world and build your resume. The Department of Child and Family Studies partners with local agencies so students can gain experience working with different populations.
As an Administrative Agent for the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH), Community Counseling Center (CCC) is entrusted to provide a full array of comprehensive behavioral health services within five southeastern Missouri counties of Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Madison, Perry, and Ste. Genevieve. The Center is funded by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Cape Girardeau, Perry and Ste. Genevieve County Mental Health Boards, fees for services, grants, contracts, private and corporate gifts.
The Gibson Center works to bring every individual a new chance for a better life and provides services to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or handicap. The Gibson Center is a non-profit corporation formed for the purpose of creating and operating needed substance use services. It operates under the statutes and regulations of the State of Missouri which governs organizations of this type.
The Safe House for Women is a not-for-profit, private 501(c)(3) domestic violence agency that provides safe shelter, 24-hour crisis hot line services, intensive case management, counseling, court advocacy, referral services, and education programs. The Safe House was established in 1991, providing safe shelter and a crisis hot line as a source of immediate help for victims of domestic violence and abuse.
Along the banks of the Mississippi River, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, is home to Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, a skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation center recently built in February 2014.
Cape Girardeau Public Schools (CGPS) is committed to providing a high-quality education for every child in the school district. We believe by using a rigorous curriculum, offering an extensive range of courses, and providing a wide variety of extracurricular activities, our students will be prepared to succeed after graduation.