Newhouse is Kansas City’s longest-running domestic violence shelter. We help survivors of domestic violence escape abuse and find safe shelter. Newhouse provides a second chance, new life, and hope for survivors and their families. 

More than a domestic violence shelter

We are more than a domestic violence shelter. We believe in renewal – all the way around. Our goal is to reveal the courage and light within survivors of every generation, by providing the tools to transform lives.  

We Shelter

No-cost, safe housing for individuals fleeing violence and families | We are a safe haven for victims fleeing domestic abuse. We provide meals, clothing, personal hygiene items, and allow pets at our shelter.

We Educate

Early Learning Center and Children’s Center for Education and Healing | These no-cost learning programs allow children to experience stability and 1-on-1 support. It also allows parents to attend therapy groups, classes, job training, and pursue self-sufficiency.


Adult, Children & Outreach Therapy | We empower survivors to rise from the impacts of trauma. Mental health services include assessments, referral, individual/group therapy, and more to address depression, PTSD, family issues, and early childhood intervention to overcome the cycle of violence.


Addressing substance dependency is the courageous first step in the whole-person healing for some clients at Newhouse. We are committed to helping all survivors through their journey and recognize substance dependency as a barrier some survivors use in coping with the long-term effects of violence.

we advocate

Domestic violence can be an overwhelming and complicated legal experience. Our court advocate assists survivors inside and outside the shelter. We ensure survivors have someone on their side to navigate the legal process and provide support in court.


Empowering survivors to rebuild their lives and achieve self sufficiency | Our strengths-based case management services empower survivors to set goals and create a life independent of abusive relationships. Together with case managers, clients assess their needs, set goals, and access community resources.


Safe Housing

Healing Adult +
Children’s Therapy

Supportive Adult + Children’s Case Management

Court Advocacy

Substance Dependency Counseling

Transitional Housing

Therapeutic Case Management

Onsite School for children K-6th Grade

Children’s Education and Healing Center for birth  – age 5

Court + Legal Services

Newhouse is now the second shelter in the Kansas City Metro Area to have an attorney on staff.  The goal of our legal services program is to empower survivors and help them understand and navigate the civil and criminal legal process.

Our court and legal services include:

  • Accompaniment to civil and criminal court
  • Assessing legal case file
  • Help and guidance with filing orders of protection
  • Help and guidance with filing for divorce and child custody
  • Survivor education
  • Referral to legal resources
  • Safety planning