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hour hotline at 816-471-5800

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Newhouse primarily serves Kansas City’s urban core—an area where the majority of people live below poverty level, are exposed to high rates drugs/crime, and lack adequate education and employment skills. Our 88-bed shelter and transitional facility provides safety, respite, and a host of wraparound services to affect a positive change. 

Our integrated approach includes, but is not limited to:

  • 24-Hour Hotline
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Individual, Group and Mental Health Services
  • Counseling for Substance Abuse Dependence
  • Therapeutic Case Management
  • Life/Job/Financial Empowerment Classes
  • Job Training
  • Child Care, Children’s Therapy, and Parenting Group Therapy
  • On-site K-6 Shelter School
  • Community Education
  • Legal Advocacy

    Those we serve:
  • In 2013, Newhouse sheltered 423 women and 228 children, answered 9,362 emergency hotline calls, and helped 872 victims in the Kansas City Domestic Violence Court.  In total, Newhouse served 10,637 people.
  • Of those we serve, 90% come from the Kansas City metropolitan area. Another 7% come from other areas of Missouri and Kansas. Others come from cities across the country to escape abuse.
  • The average age of a woman receiving safe shelter is 35. The average age of a child is 6.
  • The women we serve have experienced abuse from a spouse or intimate partner. Types of abuse include physical, financial, emotional, sexual, stalking, and destruction of property and pets.
  • Children living in a home with domestic abuse have witnessed
    traumatic events or experienced abuse. 



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Shelter Needs
  • New or gently used walking shoes: athletic, casual, flats
  • Body wash
  • 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.

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