Mission: To break the cycle of domestic violence by providing the tools that allow women (and children) to make positive choices and lead self-sufficient lives.
Target demographics: women and children fleeing domestic violence
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 10,000 women and children through housing, support programs, and 24-hour hotline
Geographic areas served: Greater Kansas City MO
Programs: Residential shelter and support services include safe shelter and transitional/permanent housing; food/clothing/personal hygiene items; case management and advocacy; support groups; life/job skills classes; financial management workshops; parenting classes; individual therapy; group therapy; K-8 youth education and GED; spirituality programs; and referrals to job training, job placement, substance abuse counseling, and medical services.
Being a survivor of domestic violence as a child, I deeply appreciate the staff and volunteers at Newhouse. They are over worked and under paid in their commitment to save the lives of the women and cildren trying to Break The Cycle of Domestic Violence! They have made the commitment for over forty years.
Todays news (NFL) shows the extent that it happens in our society.
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As an educator, I am so impressed with Newhouse's onsite school. The children come to the shelter fearful and usually behind in their studies. The special education instructor uses differentiated instruction with each child to assist them in gaining confidence and academic/life skills to be ready to re-enter public schools with a healthy mind--ready to learn more.