In the News

By: Chris Oberholtz, Savannah Rudicel // Channel 5   KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The number of domestic violence calls in Kansas City is up 30 percent during the pandemic. Social service providers are calling it a pandemic within a pandemic. Any problems with domestic violence that already existed in the home may have been made worse […]

By: Gabriella Pagán // Channel 41   KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As calls for help continue to increase during the COVID-19 pandemic, Newhouse Domestic Violence Shelter is overcapacity, forcing the nonprofit to get creative in finding safe alternative housing at a time when they are also running low on funds. But the shelter has become a […]

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Newhouse, Kansas City’s first domestic violence shelter, has been awarded a $15K grant from the When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation and Dr. Phil Foundation. Funds from this grant will support the much-needed renovation of the Children’s Center for Education, Innovation & Healing located onsite at the shelter. Approximately 50 […]

For almost 50 years, Newhouse has provided safety and helped to give voice to those who have been silenced through domestic violence. While we know that domestic violence knows no racial, socioeconomic, gender, or educational boundaries, racial equity is so important to our organization because we know that structural racism is a key contributor to […]

Ted McKnight, known by his endearing fans as “Touchdown Teddy” is a proud supporter of Newhouse’s mission to break the cycle of domestic violence. Transform the lives of survivors by donating now.

By: Emily Holwick // Channel 9   KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As businesses begin to reopen, a Northland nonprofit is still deciding when to open its store. The Assistance League of Kansas City is mostly funded by The Resale Shop, a secondhand store in Gladstone. It’s had to close because of the pandemic, but the group […]

North American Savings Bank provides $115,000 gift to victims of domestic violence KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Newhouse, Kansas City’s first domestic violence shelter, receives one of its largest corporate gifts of $115,000 from the North American Savings Bank (NASB). Their support over the last two years has funded a significant portion of our children’s program. […]

by Glenn E. Rice, Katie Bernard and Cortlynn Stark // KC Star   From March 24, when the orders went into effect, until Thursday, 911 calls for domestic violence in Kansas City climbed 26% compared to the same time last year, said Capt. Tim Hernandez, who supervises the Kansas City Police Department’s special victims’ unit, tasked with […]

KMBC 9: Have a Heart for Newhouse Campaign

Newhouse is a place where so many turn for refuge. “Any place outside of where they are experiencing violence is certainly a better place,” said Courtney Thomas, of Newhouse. “The shelter wants to offer survivors more — a place that makes them feel loved.”

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President & CEO, Vicki Kraft, interviewed by 41 Action News
October is Domestic Violence Month and a time to raise awareness for abuse and where survivors can find shelter and healing from the trauma. View video online.

Action News 41: #DVAMturns30
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Vicki Kraft, President/CEO and Sandy Batesel, owner Cryo Clinic, work to raise awareness and promote the upcoming gala, House Party 2017: Dreaming of a Bright Future with celebrity guest speaker, Robin Givens. View video online.

Newsletters / Press Releases

Newhouse Announces New President/CEO

It is with great enthusiasm that the Newhouse Board of Directors names Courtney Thomas as its new President & CEO. She will start on December 16, 2019. Read more…

November 2019 Newsletter

With nearly 600 people in attendance, together we raised over $300,000 to support the powerful, life-changing work that Newhouse does to break the cycle of violence. Thank you to those of you who joined us to celebrate our 20th Anniversary House Party, and to stand up for the survivors we serve. Read more…

October 2019 Newsletter

Join us for our annual signature event. This year we celebrate House Party’s 20th Anniversary and we invite you to stand alongside other committed Newhouse supporters, coming together to build a stronger tomorrow. Read more…

August 2019 Newsletter

As a recent retiree, Dave Stadler wanted to spend more of his time serving the local community. At the advice of a former colleague, Dave toured Newhouse and saw its impact. He enjoyed spending time with the staff and learning about their dedication to the programming. He found it difficult but motivating to meet individuals who do not feel safe in their own homes – especially children coming from a violent environment. Read more…

Annual Report

2014 Newhouse Annual Report

2015 Newhouse Annual Report

Most recent Form 990 available upon request.