24 Hour Hotline 417.299.2494

“Our average monthly cost of operation is $27,000.”

This does not include the average $5400 in household products and groceries that are given as in-kind donations.


We could not do this important work without our volunteers! The Christian County Family Crisis Center (CCFCC) is always in need of volunteers to staff our after-hours hotline, provide clerical assistance, support our clients, help plan fundraisers, and do much more. Plus, our volunteer program is flexible and fun! Your energy and compassion can make all the difference in the world to a victim of domestic violence. As a CCFCC volunteer you will learn new skills, gain valuable information and have the satisfaction of working to end domestic violence.

Due to the nature of our services and the population we serve, we are looking for volunteers who are willing to provide a long-term commitment.


Volunteer Office Assistant:

This volunteer position is for the person who likes to answer phones and do general clerical duties. Shifts are available Monday-Friday.

Volunteer Case Management Assistant:

This opportunity is ideal for the person who really enjoys paperwork. The Case Manager Assistant will help the Case Manager with client needs and maintain our positive environment for our clients. Shifts are available Monday-Friday.

Volunteer Shelter Assistant:

This is for the person who likes to clean and organize. Some of the responsibilities will include maintaining inventory of supply closets, cleaning and restocking vacated rooms as well as helping keep our shelter looking nice. Shifts are available Monday-Sunday.

Kitchen Volunteer:

If you like to cook, we would love to have you come in and work in our kitchen. This opportunity will allow you to maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen, prepare meals, and maintain the food supply inventory.

Find out more:

If you would like more information on how you can help change the lives of families in our community, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator-Melissa Cummings at 417.582.0344 or volunteer@freedomsrest.org.

Volunteer Orientation:

Volunteer orientations are held on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Saturday of each month. RSVP with the form below.

In the event of a holiday falling on either of these days, the orientation will be held one week later at the same time.

  • 1st Tuesday of each month from 12-1pm
  • 3rd Saturday of each month from 11-12pm
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Christian County Family Crisis Center and Freedom’s Rest is a 501(c)3 organization. Your cash donation directly assists those in need in our community, and also offers unique tax benefits. In addition to being a 501(c)(3) entity, your donation may qualify for the domestic violence shelter tax credit. This state tax credit is equal to 50% of your donation of at least $100. For example, depending on tax bracket, an out of pocket cost on a $500 gift could be as low at $80.*  Your cash donation is also eligible for Federal and State deduction at 100% of gift.  (*Please consult your tax professional for details. These credits are in addition to federal charitable tax deductions and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until our allotment is depleted.)