Caregiver resources

Resources for families impacted by incarceration and those who work with them.

  • Agape Houses
    "Little House with a Big Heart"
    The mission of Agape House is to provide affordable overnight lodging to families of offenders.

    Agape House of Vandalia
    206 S. Walnut Street
    (Vandalia is 16 miles west of Bowling Green on Highway 54)
    Vandalia, Missouri 63382
    Phone: 573-594-6755

    Agape House of Jefferson City
    810 E High Street
    Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
    Phone: 573-636-5737

  • Incarcerated Fathers Reaching Outside (PDF)
    Discusses issues about male offenders' relationships with their families, and children's emotional, developmental, and behavioral responses to the parent being incarcerated based on age
  • Why Maintain Relationships (PDF)
    Information about maintaining children's relationships with their incarcerated parents, and the effects and benefits of doing so

          Missouri Contact: Robert Wilkerson
National Contact: Lynna Lawson

The 4-H LIFE program is supported by University of Missouri Extension, the Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Initiative, the Missouri Children's Trust Fund, the National 4-H Council and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Program.