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Team Spotlight: Michelle

As Director of Quality and Performance Excellence, Michelle uses Data to improve Newhouse’s mission and impact. “My heart stirred for domestic violence.” Michelle’s passion for working with Domestic Violence survivors led her to Newhouse where she works every day to use data to conceptualize survivors’ stories. Meet Michelle. Michelle’s Newhouse Connection After growing up in Hays,

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Newhouse is featured in The Independent Magazine Cover

In March 2021, Newhouse was featured on the cover of The Independent. Discover more about the cover & meet the survivors featured here >> Here are more words from the survivors: Jessica Lynn McClellan Founder & President of Giving Hope & Help Inc. If you are experiencing domestic violence, which can be physical, verbal, emotional,

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Floraloom Studio helping women grow from their trauma

By: Rae Daniel, // Channel 41 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As part of Women’s History month, 41 Action News shines a light on local women making an impact in our community. Colleen Monroe is doing just that by using her business to help other women flourish, despite their previous traumas. Learn more >>

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FUNDING SAFE HAVENS: INCREASE SOUGHT IN TAX CREDIT FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER DONATIONS

By: Emily Wolf and Tristen Rouse // Columbia Missourian COLUMBIA, Mo. — Combating this violence takes resources. Running a domestic violence shelter isn’t cheap; it requires paying employees for round-the-clock shifts, providing food and personal hygiene products and, in some cases, providing legal counsel to survivors. Now, COVID-19 is increasing those demands exponentially. ‘When you think of

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Team Spotlight: August

Nearly 50% of residents at Newhouse in Kansas City are children. August is a therapist who partners with those children on their healing journey. “The children who arrive here have experienced a lot of trauma… We have a caring team committed to creating a safe, stable environment for them.” Meet August.  Newhouse Connection “Your vocation

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Team Spotlight: Carla W.

Carla West serves as Newhouse’s Lead Court Advocate. In a complex system, Carla brings support and encouragement to survivors. Her advocacy stems from personal experience with domestic violence and the power of her own transformation. “I love helping survivors and inspiring them to get out of domestic violence,” she says. “I tell them they are

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How A Woman With Mental Health Trauma From Domestic Violence Can Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits

One out of every four women has faced physical violence from an intimate partner, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). These encounters have lasting scars, as many people who suffer a traumatic experience such as physical violence or the threat of physical harm are affected mentally. The trauma can lead to post-traumatic

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Team Spotlight: Ondria T.

As a Newhouse Adult Therapist, Ondria Thornton lives out her passion for breaking the cycle of domestic violence every day. Her connection to domestic violence from an early age has sparked a meaningful career partnering with Newhouse residents to transform their lives. Meet Ondria.  Her Newhouse connection The power of the Newhouse mission is personal

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