PO Box 240019
Kansas City MO 64124-0019
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 474-6446
Mission Statement
To break the cycle of domestic violence by providing the tools that allows individuals and families to make positive choices and lead self-sufficient lives.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Vicki G. Kraft
Board Chair Mr. Paul Savastano
Board Chair Company Affiliation Technology Management Professional
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1971
Former Names
Northeast Ecumenical Witness & Service (NEWS)
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement To break the cycle of domestic violence by providing the tools that allows individuals and families to make positive choices and lead self-sufficient lives.
Background Statement
   Newhouse, the oldest domestic abuse shelter in the Kansas City area, is located in the historic Old Northeast area, primarily serving the urban core. Our neighborhood is one of the most ethnically-diverse areas fractured with the lowest income levels and highest crime rates in the state.
   Our location is confidential to ensure residents’ safety with the campus secured by a new fence and electronic gate. Newhouse is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
   Our Advocates monitor access, answer the 24-hour line and attend to our resident’s daily living needs. All services at Newhouse are provided free. Newhouse welcomes adults and their children, who come to shelter in a police car, often with nothing more than the clothes they are wearing. From the first moment they arrive at Newhouse, our residents are treated with compassion and understanding.
   Our comprehensive programs grow and change as we meet the increasingly complex needs of the area’s most vulnerable adults and children, which include: homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse and poverty.
   Children’s needs are met with specialized therapists and advocates, childcare, a secure playground, and our onsite school for K-6th grade (in partnership with the Kansas City Missouri public school system). As the only shelter in Kansas/Missouri with an onsite school, Newhouse is uniquely positioned to offer individualized attention to traumatized children with the special care they receive from our dedicated teacher, certified in both elementary and special needs education.
   Breaking the cycle of violence for the adults in shelter involves their participation in Newhouse’s Programs of Care, practical steps for holistic healing, increased autonomy and a self-sufficient future. The active Board of Directors and 35 staff members provide comprehensive services which incorporate up-to-date and innovative best practices. More than 200 volunteers generously donate their time and resources every year to Newhouse’s efforts on behalf of our area’s most vulnerable.
   In 2016, Newhouse provided 22,605 nights free from violence to 420 adults and children. Our Advocates answered more than 10,549 hotline calls. Our Court Advocate served 521 adults in court. Our kitchen served more than 70,000 meals. Our comprehensive programs provided 11,431 hours of direct service to adults and children.
Impact Statement
Accomplishments for 2016:
1. More adults moved into self-sufficiency and violence-free lives with the personal attention they received at Newhouse.
  • Client surveys show satisfaction (93% feel safer, 80% learn new safety planning)
2. Newhouse met the New Beginnings Campaign Phase I goal, raising 2.7 million dollars, and has:
  • Increased campus security (new fence and security gate)
  • Replaced the HVAC system
3. Newhouse received Jackson County Mental Health Fund Innovations Grants for important staff training:
  • The Trauma Informed Care program was successfully completed in March 2016
  • Clinical staff completed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing training, an evidence-based therapy useful in treating PTSD
  • Clinical staff is completing training on Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, the gold standard for treating trauma and other mental health disorders
Goals for 2017-2018:
1. Complete Phase 2 of the New Beginnings Campaign to raise $1.74 million dollars for:
  • Services for Adults and Children – Increasingly complex issues require more therapists, advocates, court advocates, and life skills education
  • Building Improvements – Our 1963 building needs a new roof and additional kitchen upgrades
  • Cash Reserve – A six-month reserve will help weather emergencies and mitigate cash flow issues common to grant-funded organizations
2. Support staff with new professional development opportunities and competitive salary package
3. Expand community relationships to greater assist residents and increase the breadth and success of fundraising.
Needs Statement
Newhouse's five most pressing needs are:
  1. Completing Phase 2 of the New Beginnings Campaign to provide program support, facilities improvements and cash reserves.

  2. Expanding and enhancing our community partnerships and relationships with donors.

  3. Continued commitment from volunteers and in-kind donors.

  4. Funding to assure the sustainability of shelter operations and programs as they continue to meet the urgent community needs for safety, comfort and hope.

  5. Funding to continue improving the campus and programs.
Service Categories
Family Violence Shelters and Services
Hot Lines & Crisis Intervention
Alliances & Advocacy
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Liberty
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
   Our 20-member Board of Trustees meets monthly to support the inspiring efforts of everyone at Newhouse. Newhouse faces challenges similar to most nonprofits—balancing lost revenue (from declining government grants) with new sources, hiring sufficient qualified staff to keep pace with the growing demand for services and with their changing needs, and upgrading our aging facility. Moreover, Newhouse is blessed with many talented, reliable, energetic individuals who serve as Board members, staff, volunteers, and donors.
   The reality of the families we serve, arriving at our shelter in a police car, with few possessions and complex physical, emotional and social issues, motivates our caring community to parlay time and talent for those who need it most.
   Our strides in financial stewardship include: 
  • Successful completion of Phase I of the New Beginnings Campaign raising 2.7 million dollars for now-completed improvements to security, comfort and safety 
  • Strategic recruitment of new Board members 
  • Improving existing relationships and fostering bonds with new community partners 
  • Upgrading internal technology to better serve families seeking shelter and to support our focused fundraising efforts
  • Working towards completing Phase 2 of the New Beginnings Campaign to raise 1.74 million dollars to secure and expand crucial services 
   There are many highlights at monthly Board meetings… hearing about how students in our onsite school celebrated Presidents’ Day, learning that a grant application was approved, or seeing photos of the volunteers who weeded the garden. But it is the success stories of our residents that reinforce the commitment of leadership and staff.
   Our dedicated staff has made great strides in incorporating innovative, evidence-based best practices into every aspect of shelter life. More families leave Newhouse with hope, as well as practical skills, jobs and housing.
   It is an honor to serve with the dedicated individuals at Newhouse who so selflessly work to break the cycle of violence and rebuild lives. We rely on and appreciate the continued support of the community to help us continue these vital services.
Paul Savastano, Technology Management Professional
Board Chair
Emergency Shelter Services include 24-hour hotline, personal advocacy, court advocacy, safety planning and safe shelter for adults and children. Upon entry, staff members strive to provide safety and hope, while meeting the new resident’s basic immediate needs (bedding, clothing, nutritious meals, hygiene products, etc.). Shelter residents receive ongoing basic needs while participating in support groups, job and life skills training.
Our Court Advocate supports both Newhouse residents and those victims attending Municipal Domestic Violence Court. This provides a positive support system to victims on the docket who come in feeling severe anxiety, overwhelmed by the formality and legal language, and fear of facing their abuser. Our Court Advocate is there at each docket to provide emotional support, hallway navigation, and explains the proceedings.
Category Housing, General/Other Emergency Shelter
Population Served Victims, ,
Short-Term Success
• With our short-term goals to provide safety, shelter, and relief from violence for adults and their children entering shelter at Newhouse, these adults and children find safety and the supportive services they need to achieve those goals.
• All adults residing in Newhouse have access to individual, personalized court advocacy, including assistance filing documents (like orders of protection), escort to court appointments, and transportation to other legal appointments.
• The Court Advocate has as many as 800 contacts with domestic violence victims in Municipal Court each year.
• The Court Advocate coordinates semi-monthly meetings with Legal Aid of Northwestern Missouri, and connects residents with other cost-effective legal representation in the Kansas City area.
Long-Term Success
• Adults and children fleeing domestic violence feel immediately safe, become self-sufficient and remain safe from violence in the future.
• Survivors and their children remain safe from domestic violence because they are aware of their legal rights and are able to navigate the legal system.
Program Success Monitored By Newhouse staff collect demographic data and record interactions with residents. Staff routinely request that residents complete questionnaires to evaluate program effectiveness and provide feedback.
Examples of Program Success "The day I thought he was going to kill me and leave my children without anyone to depend on, I knew something had to change. I’d been told all the things people always say … You could do better, you don’t deserve the way he treats you, you should just call the police. Newhouse provided a safe place to live, peace of mind, and people around me who were willing to do whatever they could to see my needs were met. They were concerned about me. Newhouse gave me the time and space I desperately needed to get myself together. I now can live my life as a woman who is whole and complete." --Newhouse Resident
Of the children at Newhouse, 81% are nine years old or younger; 11% were the primary victim of abuse; 47% have lived in a shelter before; 36% witnessed violence and/or abuse; and, 14% have a diagnosed disability.
Newhouse is the only shelter in KS/MO with an onsite school for K-6th grade, which benefits these children who arrive traumatized, with complex personal and educational issues. Children frequently fall below their grade-level due to the negative cognitive effects of domestic violence. Our unique program offers individualized attention from a dedicated teacher certified in elementary and special education. 
Free onsite childcare is provided to encourage residents to pursue employment, continue their education, attend therapy and participate in self-sufficiency programming. Our Children’s Program offers security, encourages positive social interaction and non-violence, and teaches life skills.
Category Education, General/Other Special Education
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Victims, Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
  • Children receive individualized education in a safe, secure environment.
  • Fear of abuser harm or kidnapping is minimized with children in school onsite.
  • Easily removes common barriers of transportation and childcare needs.
  • Provides concurrent strengths-based support and therapeutic services for children as they participate in play therapy and school.
Long-Term Success
  • The onsite school with its individualized, nurturing attention within the safety of the shelter allows school-age youth to continue their education, regain ground lost because of the trauma and disruption of abuse, and blossom. Children leaving shelter have an easier transition back into a neighborhood school.
  • Free onsite childcare encourages adults in shelter to pursue employment, continue their education, attend therapy and participate in life-skills training, thus improving their hope and practical skills, as well as their opportunities for jobs, housing and self-sufficiency.
Program Success Monitored By
Newhouse utilizes data collection and evaluation tools to measure program success and client outcomes. Newhouse staff review the information collected to determine whether outcomes meet program standards, and to make programming modifications for greater effectiveness.  

Additionally, success is monitored by Individualized Goal Plans with measurable outcomes as noted in APRICOT and MACC, database management systems utilized by domestic violence shelters.

Examples of Program Success "Every day I tell myself I can do it! I can be strong... I feel like there is a good road ahead for me. There are people out there who care." --Newhouse Youth Resident
Domestic Violence creates chaos in families for generation after generation. Less than 10% of residents have received mental health services prior to admission. Over 78% of our residents are uninsured, a significant barrier to healthcare and prescriptions.
Clinical services are part of our comprehensive continuum of care and programming. Our staff uses evidence-based practices (EBP) to help residents recover from the combined effects of domestic violence and mental health issues, including:
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Seeking Safety
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing 
Adult and children’s therapists, a therapeutic case manager, and a substance abuse counselor provide targeted, individualized care. By integrating on-site therapeutic care with intensive case management, Newhouse residents receive the counseling, support, and monitoring needed to remain in shelter and stabilize their lives, as well as assistance in accessing community support services.

Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Family Violence Counseling
Population Served Victims, Adults, Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
Mental Health Services: The outcomes are based on evidence-based practices presented in the program description and include:
  • 85% of residents show improved positive cognition
  • 85% increase social and emotional interaction skills
  • 90% demonstrate increased hopefulness
  • 80% of parents increase their knowledge of the effects of domestic violence on children
  • 80% of children show a decrease in trauma symptoms
Substance Abuse Services: In addition to abstaining from drugs/alcohol, outcomes also consider:
  • Improved employment and/or educational status
  • Elimination of criminal behavior
  • Improved family relationships and living environment
  • Creation or enhancement of a social support system
  • Retention in treatment for a period of time that maximizes treatment effects
Long-Term Success
By disrupting the cycle of domestic violence, and providing residents and their children with the practical, psychological and behavioral tools they need to create success and happiness in life, adults and children who take advantage of Newhouse’s continuum of care find greater success in achieving a violence-free, self-sufficient life.
Mental Health Services: The Program Logic Model and Outcome Measurement Framework identify measurable program outcomes for our comprehensive mental health services and referrals to community resources to assure recovery success.
Substance Abuse Services: Our substance abuse counseling results in abstinence from alcohol and/or drug use, as well as some combination of the short-term success outcomes below.
Program Success Monitored By

Newhouse substance abuse counselor and therapists monitor progress through case notes, self-report, and satisfaction surveys. They also administer evidence-based assessment tools to the clients upon intake and 30 days after. Data and feedback are all recorded in the APRICOT database and evaluated for programming effectiveness.

Examples of Program Success “When I came to Newhouse, I had been hospitalized for mental health problems and substance abuse. The staff were so caring and really wanted to help me. I worked the program and have had 6 months sobriety. My therapist also helped me get my mental health medications stabilized. I am now on a list waiting for housing. Thank God for Newhouse.” --Newhouse Counseling Client
Case Management empowers residents by providing financial management, job-seeking and employment skills. Newhouse offers high school equivalency onsite, and assistance in housing and self-sufficiency goals. Newhouse uses strengths-based case management to establish positive and healthy lifestyles free from violence, while offering assistance to access community resources. The Case Managers, assisted by Advocates, guides each resident through the overall process of moving from Newhouse to a permanent home in the community.
Newhouse transitional living offers greater independence to residents working towards permanent housing.
The Rapid Rehousing Case Manager assists residents in developing a plan for long-term goals for safety and success, and helps them apply for housing assistance. This Case Manager collaborates with local landlords who have reserved units for Newhouse residents in need of housing.

Category Human Services, General/Other Case Management
Population Served Families, Females, Families
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
  • Adults in shelter set and achieve interim goals toward self-sufficiency.
  • 85% of residents who work with a Newhouse Case Manager achieve at least two goals in their individual plan from one or more categories: financial, education, legal, parenting, or health.
Long-Term Success

Adults residing at Newhouse who achieve self-sufficiency continue to set goals to sustain autonomy. They assume responsibility for a life of self-sufficiency and break the cycles of poverty and violence.

Program Success Monitored By

Case Managers track the number of times a client applies for employment, attends financial groups and applies for housing. In addition, they document when a client increases income, secures housing and secures employment.

Examples of Program Success “We barely made it out! We escaped to Newhouse after I pried open the door while he was in the shower. My boyfriend was so controlling. I couldn’t see friends. He even disconnected the phones and the Internet. Every few days for months, he beat me. The last straw was when he barricaded me and my five-year old daughter in the back bedroom for over a week. After I pried open the door, I called the hotline and learned Newhouse had an opening. Newhouse met our needs for a place to stay and assistance until I could make some longer-term plans. Five months after I entered Newhouse, I completed my Certified Nursing Assistant training and I am working toward finding a place of my own. For the first time in my life, I actually have a 5-year plan!” --Newhouse Housing Client
Description Newhouse promotes community outreach and education because it is important advocacy on behalf of domestic violence victims. It creates awareness of domestic violence and educates the public to help prevent the cycle of generational violence before it begins. It educates victims of domestic violence about Newhouse, and encourages them to seek help here. Newhouse uses “In Her Shoes” and the Silent Witness Project as interactive resources that reenact the plight of victims trying to leave their abusers. Newhouse also provides qualified speakers on numerous domestic violence topics.
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served Victims, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
  • The Kansas City community has opportunities to learn about domestic violence and related issues.
  • Victims of domestic violence learn about how they can find safety and resources for violence-free living at Newhouse.
Long-Term Success
  • Community outreach and education bring issues of family and teen dating violence to light.
  • Individuals who learn about Newhouse often volunteer there and/or donate to the shelter’s vital services for our community’s most vulnerable adults and children.
Program Success Monitored By
Our dedicated full-time Community Engagement staff member oversees all volunteer and speaker inquiries, volunteer training, and community donations. The Community Engagement staff member monitors our shelter maintenance and residents direct services needs to ascertain volunteer opportunities available and matches these opportunities with long-term, annual, and one-time volunteers. Cice collects data throughout the year noting number of requests, attendees, topics requests, number of volunteers, hours spent, etc. These figures are analyzed and compared to national standards to ascertain marketing of opportunities available.
Examples of Program Success Newhouse staff conducted 134 presentations to community groups reaching 3,396 members of the community with messages about domestic violence. 1,030 volunteers contributed their time, skills, and energy supporting and/or interacting with the residents of Newhouse.
CEO Comments
Spending nine years on the Newhouse Board, and now more than three years as President and CEO, I am so proud of our shelter’s accomplishments, but of necessity, I am more focused on the challenges we continue to face every day.  

Domestic abuse continues in Kansas City with demand for shelter regularly exceeding the beds available for safety. The adults and children who arrive at Newhouse seeking safety and support have complex issues of homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse and poverty. With the success of the first phase of our New Beginnings Capital Campaign and the resulting improvements to the shelter, our ability to serve more adults and children also requires more staff and programming to support these additional residents’ challenges and successes.

With cutbacks in government funding, we spend considerable time and effort searching for funding to support day-to-day operations, salaries, programming, as well as maintenance and renovations for our 1963 building. We continue to build new partnerships while maintaining and enhancing our relationships with our current funders.
We continue to seek greater community support for our unique work with children in our onsite school. Our Programs of Care guide adults through a continuum of holistic healing, increased autonomy and self-sufficiency.
With the second phase of our New Beginnings Capital Campaign, we will enhance our programming for adults and children while also making additional building improvements and establishing an all-important cash reserves.
We rely heavily on the continued involvement and generosity of Kansas City individuals, corporations, foundations, and the faith-based community for everything from diapers to donations for a new roof and an updated commercial kitchen.
We place primary importance on staff professional development in innovative, evidence based programs to help break the cycle of violence, and Newhouse continues to seek funding to continue these vital professional development. Identifying and hiring qualified staff continues to be challenging as we work towards salary parity with other area shelters.
Taking a tour of our shelter is the best way to see what it means to be among our city’s most vulnerable adults and children. These tours and our New Day Luncheon have been very effective in bringing the reality of living in shelter to the community. We nonetheless, must work tirelessly to find funding to sustain the myriad of programs these traumatized individuals need to be violence free and self-sufficient.
Vicki Kraft
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Vicki G. Kraft
Term Start June 2014
Compensation N/A

Vicki Kraft became the Newhouse President and CEO on June 16, 2014, leaving a successful career at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and nine years of volunteer service to Newhouse on its Board (including her role as Board Chair). 

Ms. Kraft, recognized in Who’s Who of Women Executives, is a talented MBA and award-winning business professional 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. Her advanced organizational skills, adept decision-making, and passion for the families we serve, has led Newhouse to its many recent successes in fundraising, programming, and facilities improvements.
Ms. Kraft's strong passion for the mission of Newhouse is evident through her tireless efforts as Newhouse President and CEO, her volunteer work and her financial contributions over the years.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
Mr. James L Bogle Aug 2012 - June 2014
Ms Leslie Caplan Jan 1996 - Aug 2012
Senior Staff
Title Executive Vice President of Clinical Services
Experience/Biography Bridgette Mavec, LCSW. Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and Social Work, Master's Degree in Social Work. Ms. Mavec has over twenty years experience at Newhouse as a therapist and currently as Program Director. Ms. Mavec has been instrumental in implementing innovative, evidence-based programs. She also has four years of experience as a child abuse investigator for the Wyandotte County SRS, and similar experience as the night manager at a domestic violence/rape crisis center.
Title Vice President of Development
Experience/Biography Hayward Lafferty has been a professional fundraiser for eight years, including major gifts, annual giving and event management. His highly organized approach yielded $150,000 from major donors in his first seven months. He has implemented the Newhouse Fund, our annual giving program. Mr. Lafferty excels at relationship building, and his focused and consistent efforts have increased both our donor giving levels and gift frequency.
Paid Full-Time Staff 28
Paid Part-Time Staff 7
Volunteers 687
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 91%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 45
Caucasian 50
Hispanic/Latino 5
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 93
Male 7
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
The complexity of recovering from domestic violence demands a broad spectrum of care with a diversity of direct service, both short-term and long-term care. To avoid duplication of resources, and promote a continuum of care outside of the shelter, Newhouse collaborates with numerous community groups. These include:
  • The five domestic violence shelters within Greater Kansas City 
  • United Way of Greater Kansas City partner
  • Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV) 
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 
  • Skill Power LLC 
  • Social Change Services
  • Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center 
  • Children’s Place 
  • Swope Health Services 
  • Truman Medical Center 
  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri 
  • KCMO Municipal Court Victim Assistance Program 
Our Court Advocate works with:
  • Kansas City Prosecutor’s Victim Assistance Program 
  • Jackson County Safe Family Coalition o Kansas City Police Department Family Violence Unit 
  • Board of Probation and Parole
Alliance of Greater Kansas City United Ways Agency Certification2005
Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence - Member1983
Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City2000
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments
Newhouse enhances the safety and quality of life for abused and traumatized families with a comprehensive, continuum of care that results in self-sufficiency and success. With compassion and understanding, Newhouse helps break the cycle of violence and rebuilds lives. In 1999, Newhouse moved to its current location, a 1963 dormitory-style building with room for 88 individuals to find safety. Our ethnically diverse neighborhood is home to some of the lowest income levels and highest crime rates in the heart of the urban core. Now nearly 20 years later, Newhouse has grown and adapted its services to meet the complex physical, emotional and social challenges facing individuals fleeing violence. We are uniquely positioned to provide critical safety and services to our city’s most vulnerable populations. In the last two years, Newhouse has:
  • Assisted adults and children to find safety, comfort, hope and a self-sufficient future
  • Raised more than $2.7 million for improvements to safety, comfort and programming
  • Overhauled all direct service policies and procedures 
  • Implemented Trauma Informed Care, and other evidence-based therapies and programs 
  • Strengthened educational programming for residents with an onsite school for kindergarten -6th grade, high school equivalency, and job skills training
  • Nearing completion of a comprehensive Information Technology transformation which includes new software, servers, network, computers, phones and security
  • Increased the success of our major event fundraising 
  • Created the Newhouse Fund, an annual fund which will help sustain shelter operations in the future
  • Strengthened and expanded our community partnerships and relationships with donors 
There are simply not enough beds in the six local domestic abuse shelters to serve the adults and children seeking shelter. Newhouse has 20.8% of all the DV shelter beds, and provides 27% of all DV bed nights in the metro area, with only 55 of our 88 beds being currently utilized. Greater community support will help Newhouse add staff and improve our aging facilities so that all 88 beds can serve adults and children fleeing violence.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Paul Savastano
Company Affiliation Technology Management Professional
Term June 2017 to May 2019
Board Members
Mr. Jeff Albright Equity Trading
Ms. Sue Bernstein Community Volunteer
Ms. Kori Carew Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP
Ms. Vicki Clayman Partners N Promotion, Inc., Owner
Mr. Brian Dietz J.E. Dunn
Ms. Annette Ernst Community Volunteer
Ms. Sally Ellis Fletcher PhD, Registered Nurse
Ms. Amy Fox Tutor/Teacher
Ms. Christine Franco Chinquapin Trust Co.
Mr. Patrick Frickleton CORE Cashless LLC
Ms. Patty Hemberger Gallagher Bassett Services, Claims Adjuster
Ms. Jolyan Herman Solo Parent Magazine
Mr. Matthew Moderson Katak Rock LLP
Ms. Melissa Olivia Benefits Advisor
Mr. Duval "DJ" Pierre City of Kansas City, MO, Assistant City Prosecutor
Mr. Paul Savastano Technology Management Professional
Ms. Rochelle Stringer Huhtamaki Inc., Attorney, General Counsel
Ms. Debbie Swearingen Arvest Bank, Vice President of Private Banking
Ms. Rachel Sweet Special Counsel, Mayor's Office
Ms. Karen Torline City of Shawnee
Ms. Wendee Woodson GBA, Director of Human Resources
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 1 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 14
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
CEO Comments

The active, involved Board of Directors and the Trusted Advisors Board, are committed to providing comprehensive services and meeting the needs of the area's most vulnerable women and children. The Board meets once a month and participates in training and a "deep dive" session into a specific topic. We strive to invite Board members with a diverse range of skills, talents, backgrounds, and experiences. We are constantly seeking new talent who wishes to volunteer in such a significant manner. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact our President/CEO, Vicki Kraft, at 

Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $1,966,000
Projected Expenses $1,966,000
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FY 2013: Financial data reported using the organization's audited financial statements.  
  • Foundation/corporation revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$818,839$620,729$545,131
Individual Contributions$0--$63,794
Investment Income, Net of Losses$93$81$12
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$293,714$291,432$296,198
Revenue In-Kind$122,301$132,186$114,470
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,491,639$1,315,862$1,046,459
Administration Expense$193,807$169,647$176,864
Fundraising Expense$385,934$293,304$337,959
Payments to Affiliates$0--$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.251.091.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses72%74%67%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue16%16%25%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,118,903$1,621,298$1,475,239
Current Assets$1,154,111$637,066$416,851
Long-Term Liabilities$0$146,516$211,945
Current Liabilities$226,023$97,816$53,804
Total Net Assets$1,892,880$1,376,966$1,209,490
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.116.517.75
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%9%14%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountState of Missouri $314,795 --State of Missouri $353,418
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountBNSF Railway $150,000 --Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City $165,173
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountJackson County Department of Finance $145,541 --Kansas City Domestic Violence Funds $75,937
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose
Phase 1 of the New Beginning Campaign was quickly completed with the funds raised to support capital improvements. Phase 2 of the NBC will raise funds to support:
  1. Children’s programming: Adding educators and counselors to the shelter school will provide children with skills and confidence necessary to prevent the cycle of violence.
  2. Expand adult programming: As adults advance toward a life free from violence and poverty, they need job skills training. Adding professional staff will provide new skill-based opportunities. 
  3. Complete kitchen renovation: Phase 2 will allow for space renovation and upgrade to energy-efficient, commercial-grade appliances. 
  4. Court advocacy: As the rate of domestic violence incidents increase, the number of victims attempting to navigate the legal system also increases. Our court advocate is one of the few free resources readily available at the courthouse each day. 
  5. Creation of an operating reserves: A six-month operating reserve will allow Newhouse to weather unforeseen emergencies and mitigate the cash flow issues common to grant-funded organizations.
Goal $4,200,000.00
Dates Oct 2014 to Jan 2019
Amount Raised to Date $2,720,000.00 as of Apr 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments

Organization Name Newhouse
Address PO Box 240019
Kansas City, MO 641240019
Primary Phone (816) 474-6446
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Vicki G. Kraft
Board Chair Mr. Paul Savastano
Board Chair Company Affiliation Technology Management Professional
Year of Incorporation 1971
Former Names
Northeast Ecumenical Witness & Service (NEWS)