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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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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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