Our Safe CRIBS program provides safe cribs for at risk families who lack safe sleeping accommodations for their baby. The cribs are accompanied by a Baby Bag that includes home safety items like a smoke detector and tub thermometer. The initial delivery visit is followed by five additional home visits that focus on child abuse and prevention and child development.
A Model Program
The Children's Trust Fund now considers our Safe CRIBS program to be a model for replication across the state and has funded us to extend the program to Howard and Cooper counties. Several other Missouri communities have now developed similar programs. Our program is funded by the Children's Trust Fund, the Department of Social Services, and private donations.
For more information, call 573-777-1815 ext. 204.