If You Need Help Now
go to a safe place and call our 24 hour hotline at (816) 471-5800


HELP NOW go to a safe place and call our 24
hour hotline at 816-471-5800

Our Story Home / Our Story

In 1971, an ecumenical community service located in the Northeast area of Kansas City, MO, recognized that women experiencing domestic violence needed support. In response, they formed NEWS (Neighborhood Ecumenical Witness and Service) and began working together to respond. Initially, NEWS provided neighborhood programs including substance abuse education as well as food and clothing assistance. The need for shelter became evident as abused women repeatedly requested a place to escape from the domestic violence in their homes.

1971: Newhouse is founded via a collaboration of Methodist and Presbyterian women.

1999: Newhouse moves from a small residential house into a renovated 92-bed facility purchased through a $1.5 million community capital campaign.

2012: Newhouse implements trauma informed care models of service in alignment with national standards for domestic violence shelters.

2013: The Reverend Sharon Garfield School, an onsite K-6 classroom is established through collaboration with the Kansas City Missouri public school system. The school is the only one of its kind serving the bi-state area.

2014: Program staffing is expanded to offer more comprehensive mental health service and substance abuse counseling. 

 

 

 

Sign Up Now
Quick Contact Form
Please fill the below fields and our person will contact you as soon as possible
Please help us to prevent SPAM. *
Shelter Needs
  • NEW Baby Bottles / Nipples & Scrub Brush
  • Personal Care: Body wash, Shampoo, Deodorant
  • Laundry Pods, Individual load-Hypoallergenic
  • NEW Women & children`s Underwear
  • Hair products for all ethnicities
  • Purses & Wallets
  • Pajamas all sizes - 2T-3XL
  • Make Up: Eyes, Cheeks & lips
  • Chapstick and Kleenex
  • Used cell phones (working or not)
  • Cash donations are also accepted online.

    Sign Up Now

     

READ MORE