Our Programs

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:

Those we serve:

  • Each year, with assistance from local law enforcement, Newhouse staff welcome as many as 1,000 women and children, by providing safe shelter, therapy and advocacy.
  • Of those served, 79% come from the Kansas City metropolitan area. Others come from cities across the country to escape abuse. 60% have previously sought shelter, having left their abuser 4 times.
  • The average age of a woman receiving safe shelter is 35. The average age of a child is 6.
  • Those seeking safety have experienced abuse from a spouse, intimate partner, and parent. Types of abuse include physical, financial, emotional, sexual, stalking, and destruction of property and pets.
  • 48% of women in shelter witnessed domestic violence as a child.
  • 36% of children in shelter have witnessed violence or abuse.

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