Our Mission: The mission of the Community Caring Council is to support communities in developing and providing a continuum of resources to help empower individuals and families meet life’s challenges.

Our Purpose: The purpose of the organization is to promote coordination and collaboration between all community groups in order to empower individuals and families to become more self-reliant, responsible and resourceful.

Recent Happenings

May 8, 2014

Building Strong Families

The fall session of Building Strong Families parenting classes will start on Monday, September 26, 2016 at the MU Extension Office (lower Level) in Jackson, MO, 5:45 pm – 7:45pm. The class will continue on Mondays through October 3, 2016.
May 7, 2014


The third annual Bikers 4 Reentry Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Cape County Park North, Shelters 4 and 5. Bike Run Registration starts at 8am, with the last bike out at 10am. Bike Registration is $20 per bike with one t-shirt included.

Get Involved


Community Closet

The Council manages a closet to assist clients on a case by case basis in times of emergency with hygiene and household items. This closet is supported by donations only. Currently the closet supply is very low. If you would like to make a donation you may do so by contacting Jaime Ludwig (651-3747 ext. 107) or Kay Azuma (651-3747 ext. 104). Find out more about what we accept!

Monthly Meetings

The Community Caring Council holds its monthly meeting every 3rd Friday of the month at 7:30 AM in the Kasten Community Development Center located at 937 Broadway, Suite 102, Cape Girardeau, MO. It is open to all interested community members. Each month a guest speaker is invited to present to the group followed by reports from Committees, Task Forces & Community Partners.