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Southwest Missouri News--Joplin

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by Carol Harris, Branson area, and Mary Engler-Guccione, Joplin area

The Lafayette House of Joplin, at 18th Street and Jackson Avenue, was organized in 1978 to provide shelter and care to battered and abused women in the area.

In the past 20 years, the shelter has served thousands of women and their families from 21 counties in Missouri.

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