In the News

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 […]

Life-saving dollars to continue providing critical services KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Newhouse, Kansas City’s first and oldest domestic violence shelter, is continuing to provide critical services to survivors in the Kansas City community using virtual technology. Due to the Coronavirus crisis, limited staff are physically working in Newhouse’s 88-bed facility. But life- saving services continue […]

by Kara Lewis // The Pitch As stay-at-home orders intensify and coronavirus cases in Missouri continue to climb, quarantine hasn’t been easy for anyone. But for those facing domestic violence, the situation presents a unique, all-encompassing terror. While self-isolating with your immediate household remains the most recommended precaution against coronavirus, isolation also stands out as […]

BY KATIE BERNARD for Kansas City Star As stay-at-home orders in the Kansas City area went into effect this week, domestic violence shelters and advocates made adjustments and braced for change. Social distancing flipped the lives of thousands on their heads. For victims of domestic violence, however, it has the potential to make a bad […]

By: Gabriella Pagán // 41 Action News   KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Advocates like Kaitlin Dempsey are the first point of contact that residents have with Newhouse, Kansas City’s first domestic violence shelter. As a result of the fallout from COVID-19, the shelter’s largest fundraiser, ‘New Day Luncheon’, is now virtual. Given the situation that caused the […]

Let’s make a VIRTUAL IMPACT together!  During a time when our country and our world is paying close attention to the risks and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we can still spread the love, cast high fives and give supportive hugs at the New Day Luncheon –  virtual style .     There is no way to predict how the COVID-19 […]

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

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2015 Newhouse Annual Report

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