Human Services

Newhouse

  • Kansas City, MO
  • www.newhouseshelter.org

Mission Statement

To break the cycle of domestic violence by providing the tools that allow women (and their children) to make positive choices and lead self-sufficient lives.

Main Programs

  1. SAVING LIVES: Emergency Shelter & Children's Services
  2. BREAKING THE CYCLE: Mental Health Services: Women and Children
  3. CREATING SELF-SUFFICIENCY: Case Management & Transitional/Permanent Housing
  4. OTHER PROGRAMS: Court Advocacy, Education, & Community Awareness
Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

MO - Jackson County

ruling year

1972

Principal Officer since 2014

Self-reported

Ms. Vicki G. Kraft

Keywords

Self-reported

domestic violence, women and children, urban core, family violence, homelessness

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EIN

43-0962293

 Number

7268494374

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Accomplishments for 2016: Newhouse met the New Beginnings Campaign goal and renovation and construction began on July 1, 2016. The new HVAC system is partially completed and in use, and phase I of the commercial kitchen improvements have been completed.The Trauma Informed Care program (funded by Jackson County Community Mental Health Fund as an Innovations grant) was successfully completed in March, 2016, and Newhouse now has 2 certified trainers on staff. In June, 2016, Newhouse received a second Innovations grant for Dialectic Behavioral Therapy training for our 5 therapists. In addition, a DBT overview and application training will be provided for the 3 Case Managers and 20 Advocates.Newhouse continued building its direct-services staff through Trauma Informed Care training, EMDR training, and educational presentations at staff meetings. Goals for 2016-2017: Complete the Dialectic Behavioral Therapy program for direct service staff members.If awarded, complete the Kansas City Cultural Competency grant activities, including complete review and assessment of internal processes.Initiate Phase II of the New Beginnings Capital Campaign and begin building the reserve fund.Continue the successes of the Sharon Garfield on-site K-6 school. Investigate ways to enhance and expand the program.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

SAVING LIVES: Emergency Shelter & Children's Services

Services include safe shelter for women and their children, meals, clothing, and personal hygiene items. Other services include court advocacy, case management, support groups, individual and group therapy, classes in life skills, health, and financial management, social activities, and community referrals.

Category

Housing, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Victims

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 2

BREAKING THE CYCLE: Mental Health Services: Women and Children

Domestic Violence creates chaos in family systems for generation after generation. Newhouse programming addresses the emotional, practical, and social needs of survivors and their children by providing them with the tools they need to create productive, successful and happy lives.

Category

Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other

Population(s) Served

Victims

Adults

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 3

CREATING SELF-SUFFICIENCY: Case Management & Transitional/Permanent Housing

Case management services empower survivors to set goals and create a life independent of abusive relationships. With their case managers, they assess their needs, set goals, and access community resources. Professional staff encourage survivors to participate in financial and job empowerment classes, high school equivalency classes, computer training, and pathways for finding meaningful employment.

Category

Human Services, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Victims

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Other Named Groups

Budget

Program 4

OTHER PROGRAMS: Court Advocacy, Education, & Community Awareness

A court advocate assists women at Newhouse and in the community with information to navigate the legal process and provide support in Municipal Domestic Violence Court. Newhouse is the only area shelter with an onsite school for Kindergarten through 6th grade. Continuing education, high school equivalency, financial management, job and life skills classes help survivors prepare for employment and self-sufficiency.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Homeless

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Males, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

MO - Jackson County

Funding Needs

Newhouse's five most pressing needs are: During Phase I of the commercial Kitchen Renovation, additional needs were discovered; we must also fund these new needs. $300,000 (part of these funds are secured)Identify ongoing support for Children's Programs, including the K-6 School.Shelter Director. We need to hire a full-time shelter director. $350,000Secure ongoing support for core services staff members. $650,000Funding to renovate the residence bathrooms. Currently, one multi-use bathroom with 5 toilet stalls, 3 shower stalls and a bank of sinks servers each of the two floors of the residence. The goal is for two 2-person resident rooms to share a full bathroom. $750,000

Accreditations

Affiliations + Memberships

Alliance of Greater Kansas City United Ways Agency Certification

Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence - Member

Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City

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Financials

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NEWHOUSE INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Newhouse

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Vicki G. Kraft

BIO

Ms. Vicki Kraft became the new President and CEO effective June 16, 2014. Ms. Kraft, recognized in Who's Who of Women Executives, is a talented MBA and award-winning business professional accomplished with versatile and high profile experience in sales management, inventory control, and finance. She has a results-driven history that demonstrates achievement and dedication to exceeding both personal and team goals, advanced organizational skills and is an adept decision-maker. Ms. Kraft comes to Newhouse from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. She has been a dedicated Newhouse board member for nine years and most recently served as the chairwoman. Ms. Kraft's strong passion for the mission of Newhouse is evident through her volunteer work and financial contributions over the years.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Newhouse is the only domestic violence shelter located in the urban core of Kansas City and as a result, we serve women truly facing multiple challenges. Beyond domestic violence, these challenges extend to low-income, and often, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues. In addition to receiving emergency shelter; women survivors of domestic violence have access to case management services, individual and group therapy and a host of other support services that help break the cycle of violence in their lives. Most of the children who come to Newhouse with their mothers have witnessed and/or experienced violence in their homes. Statistics show that, without intervention, children residing in homes with domestic violence grow up to be either abusers or victims of domestic abuse. As Newhouse staff recognized the need for services in Spanish, we were the first domestic violence shelter in the area to respond with bilingual services. A bilingual Shelter Advocate and Bilingual Court Advocate are both available at Newhouse for our Spanish-speaking residents. To further enhance these culturally-competent services, we also collaborate with other agencies that offer therapy and social services tailored to Latinos. At Newhouse we view collaboration as our strength. We currently collaborate with over 40 other agencies. Because of this collaboration, we increase efficiencies, reduce costs, and provide better service to all of our women and children. In addition to the pride I have in our ability to sustain services and focus on resident needs through good times and economic downturns, I am also proud of the longevity of our staff. Our Vice President of Shelter Services has been with us for 30 years. Two of our staff are 15-year Newhouse veterans. In this stressful field of work, the longevity of our staff is a testimony of their devotion to the women and children we serve."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Wendee Woodson

GBA, Director of Human Resources

Term: June 2014 - May 2018

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