|First Call For Help was established through a coordinated community
effort that began in 1997. After 2 years of collaboration, the
helpline became operational in August of 1999. The program has
had many partners supporting the development and growth of the
helpline. The current funding partners are:
United Way of Southeast Missouri
Community Caring Council
Southeast Missouri Hospital
Missouri Foundation for Health
City of Cape Girardeau
City of Jackson
Cape Girardeau County, Senior Mill Tax
First Call For Help is a member of the Alliance of Information
and Referral Systems (airs.org) that sets the operational
standards for Information and Referral Programs. These standards
cover criteria set forth by AIRS for inclusion and exclusion
of resources in the database. The inclusion/exclusion criteria
used by First Call For Help is approved by the program’s
Advisory Committee and kept on file for reviews and updates.
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