Team Newhouse

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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Team Newhouse: Meet Courtney

Team Newhouse and the Newhouse community are honored every day to have the visionary leadership of Courtney Thomas. Community leader, survivor advocate, and all-around great boss, she has implemented significant shifts since taking the helm as President/CEO — new vision, new mission, new brand, and new approach, just to name a few.  Her contagious spirit

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Team Spotlight: Humaira

Meet Humaira, one of the brilliant people behind Newhouse. Humaira has devoted her career to helping survivors navigate the legal system from filing for divorce to child custody and support. She joined Newhouse as Attorney for Domestic Violence Survivors in May 2021. “At the end of the day, I want to show up for survivors

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Team Spotlight: Christy

Christy helps turn Newhouse’s dreams into reality every day. As Vice President of Program Funding, Christy’s role is to locate funding to enhance and expand Newhouse’s services. Newhouse Connection Christy’s passion for serving others began at a young age. She grew up in a family that was passionate about philanthropy. She remembers that while her

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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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