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Staff spotlight: Laveeda Simmons

LaVeeda Simmons is Newhouse’s Lead Children’s Therapist. She leads her team and clients with grace, stability and compassion. We asked LaVeeda a little bit about how she got into this work, her role here and what she sees is the current need for children coming out of domestic violence. Meet LaVeeda.  Her connection to Newhouse

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Staff Spotlight: Clarencetta Owens

Meet Clarencetta It is a tall task to encapsulate all the ways Clarencetta Owens has impacted lives in her 40 years of providing support services as a case manager, Parent Aide and foster parent. Owens dedicated her life and career to helping others because of “her calling to help families”, and she takes that calling

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Volunteer Spotlight: Harmony Cote

Meet Harmony Harmony Cote is an inspiring advocate for survivors of domestic violence at Newhouse as well as members of the Deaf and Hard of hearing (HOH) community. She is driven to break down barriers facing the Deaf and HOH community, just as Newhouse is dedicated to breaking down the barriers that feed the cycle

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Guest Blog: Christy’s Experience with Trauma

Meet Christy. Mom. Woman with a disability. Grant writer. Advocate. Friend. Survivor of childhood and domestic trauma. Christy Wineland changes the lives of women every day – with the power of her words – as a grant writer at Newhouse. Her story of strength and resilience is one of many supported by Newhouse, Kansas City’s

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Team Spotlight: Carly Dexter

Carly Dexter creates a safe space for the young residents who call Newhouse their temporary home. As Early Learning Center Manager, she leads a team of pre-K teachers to provide 50 hours of free childcare each week for survivors. “I love hearing the kids say my name, be excited to see their pre-K teachers, and

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Team Spotlight: David Navarro

A hero of hope For David Navarro, his Newhouse story is full circle. As Bilingual Case Manager + Client Care Coordinator, he equips survivors on their healing journey. And, he’s uniquely positioned to serve the clients and kiddos at Newhouse. “I’ve been here and I know what it’s like. I know what I need to

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Team Spotlight: Mallory

Mallory Montgomery serves as Newhouse’s Manager of Creative Communications.  “Our team is a powerful force of knowledge, skill, passion, and creativity; it’s an honor to work with such impressive individuals!” Meet Mallory.  Her Newhouse Connection Mallory’s background is in graphic design and branding. She graduated with a degree focused on visual imaging, and she’s had

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Charitable Contribution 2021 | CARES Act

Expanded tax benefits help individuals and businesses give to charity during 2021 Here’s a rundown of the top rules that may apply to you >> CARES Act Special Charitable Contribution Rule When? Option Expires December 31, 2021 Who? Any individual who itemizes deductions What? Can elect 100 percent of your adjusted gross income (AGI) for

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