The Children’s Emergency Shelter

Rainbow House Children’s Emergency Shelter works to:

  • Provide a safe, stable loving home for children in crisis
  • Keep sibling groups together
  • Keep children in their home schools
  • Work with families to address the crisis situation and strengthen parenting skills
  • Provide counseling services to children and families
  • Assist with children’s clothing and other physical needs
  • Be a support system and advocate for families and children in crisis


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When children are removed from their homes due to life-threatening abuse or neglect, a temporary home must be found for them until more permanent plans are made. Rainbow House provides a stable, short-term home for children taken into protective custody by the Missouri Children’s Division as a result of abuse and neglect. Since 1986, Rainbow House’s Children’s Emergency Shelter has provided a safe haven for children in crisis from birth to 18 years of age. 

It is the goal of the Shelter to reduce the emotional trauma suffered by child victims of abuse, violence and neglect, in a safe and loving place. Through home-cooked meals, recreational outings and activities, and loving, nurturing house parents, we hope to return the feelings of family and stability to each child at the shelter.