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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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Newhouse featured on KCUR’s Up To Date

by KCUR // Up To Date Prior to the pandemic, many area domestic violence shelters were operating at capacity. With pandemic safety guidelines in place, shelters are losing beds while the need for them has deepened. Kansas City has seen a 30% increase in domestic violence related calls to Newhouse Shelter according to CEO Courtney

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NEWHOUSE SHELTER BATTLES RISE IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

By: KC Spotlight Staff, // Channel 41 KANSAS CITY, MO. — Domestic violence never takes a break and neither does Newhouse Shelter. Domestic violence is is a community health issue and Newhouse is on the front lines addressing the near 30% surge of reported cases during COVID. Help survivors escape dangerous situations by supporting the Newhouse SOS Campaign.

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NEWHOUSE SHELTER NEEDS HELP AS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALLS SURGE

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 cause celeb, quite literally,

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WHEN GEORGIA SMILED: THE ROBIN MCGRAW REVELATION AND DR. PHIL FOUNDATION SELECTS NEWHOUSE FOR $15K GRANT

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 percent of those

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#BlackLivesMatter

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

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