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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.