Safehome, Inc.
P.O. Box 4563
Overland Park KS 66204-0563
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 432-9300
Mission Statement

SAFEHOME's mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence and partner abuse for victims and their children by providing shelter, advocacy, counseling and prevention education in our community.

CEO/Executive Director Ms. Janee' M. Hanzlick
Board Chair Mr. Jay Lehnertz
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1980
Former Names
Johnson County Association of Battered Persons
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement

SAFEHOME's mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence and partner abuse for victims and their children by providing shelter, advocacy, counseling and prevention education in our community.

Background Statement
SAFEHOME began in 1980 as the Johnson County Association for Battered Persons. Initially the Association established a network of safe homes, then in 1984 opened a 15-bed shelter that was full the first night. In 1987, the name became SAFEHOME and the shelter was expanded to accommodate 29 residents. In 2006, SAFEHOME moved to a larger facility, and, in 2014, SAFEHOME added space to its shelter program to accommodate 60 beds.  

SAFEHOME is not just a shelter, though.  The shelter services are a small, though important, portion of the work done to break the cycle of domestic violence.  SAFEHOME offers a specialized children's program, court advocacy, transitional living assistance, on-site full time staff attorney, on-site hospital advocacy, as well as professional counseling and support groups.
SAFEHOME is one of 6 metro area shelters, and is the only shelter located in Johnson County. SAFEHOME is proud to be a United Way Agency and rated as a Four Star Charity by Charity Navigator.
Impact Statement


SAFEHOME outperforms most other charities in America" according to Charity Navigator CEO Ken Berger. Charity Navigator awarded SAFEHOME a fifth four-star rating for financial excellence, accountability and transparency. According to Berger only 8% of all charities rated have received two or more 4-star evaluations. The four-star rating is defined by Charity Navigator as "Exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its Cause." It is their highest ranking. 

  1. Johnson County Law Enforcement, led by the District Attorney’s office partnered with SAFEHOME to create the Lethality Assessment Program to identify victims in lethal danger and in need of immediate intervention.
  2. SAFEHOME exceeded the $2.9 million capital campaign goal, and has recently expanded its facilities to offer more beds, more counseling space, and an expanded Children's Center.
  3. In 2016, SAFEHOME provided 19,700 safe nights for adults and children, counseling for 1,241 adult and child victims, prevention education to more than 12,700 and served a total of 7,574 victims.
GOALS for 2016-2017: 
  1. Build upon the success of our capital campaign and strengthen our operational fundraising to support the increased services we can offer.
  2. Expand SAFEHOME’s nationally acclaimed education/prevention program.
  3. Maintain SAFEHOME's 4 Star rating with Charity Navigator.
Needs Statement
  1. SAFEHOME's primary need is for general operating funds that the agency can direct where most needed. Approximately 72% of SAFEHOME's annual income comes from sources that restrict its use to particular programs and expenses. SAFEHOME relies on unrestricted funding to support those expenses not covered by grants and other restricted dollars.
  2. Financial support for the Children's program. SAFEHOME provides critical early intervention to young children who have witnessed domestic violence and provides a healing environment to break the cycle of violence. In addition to providing shelter to children escaping a violent situation, SAFEHOME has a Children's Center to provide care to kids while their oparent receives services, and a Children's Counseling program that emphasizes the use of Art Therapy and Play Therapy to help children express their feelings regarding the violence that they have experienced and to learn alternatives to violent behavior.
  3. Corporate and private sponsors for the agency's three annual fundraisers: SAFEHOME Saturday Night, Golf Tournament, and Home Safe Home Luncheon.
  4. In-kind contributions of products, particularly towels, twin-sized sheets, paper products, personal care products, cleaning products, and nonperishable food.
  5. SAFEHOME is proud of its outstanding volunteer programs, Volunteers to work in all aspects of the agency's operations, including hotline, childcare, court, office support, maintenance, and fundraisers.
Service Categories
Family Violence Shelters and Services
Victims' Services
Temporary Housing
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
SAFEHOME's primary service area is Johnson and Miami counties in Kansas. However, clients come to SAFEHOME from all over the state of Kansas, and the Midwest, and we partner with the six other greater Kansas City area domestic violence shelter to provide hotline services and coordinate assistance for those seeking shelter and assistance.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

SAFEHOME provides not only life-changing, but also life-saving services for victims of domestic violence. As SAFEHOME's Chief Executive Officer, I am proud of SAFEHOME's role as a partner in the johnson County Lethality Assessment Program. This program, a collaborative effort between SAFEHOME, the Johnson County District Attorney's Office, and Johnson County law enforcement, started in July 2011. Since that time, the number of domestic homicides have been reduced from 7 in 2011, to 5 in 2012, with 0 domestic homicides from 2012-2015, and 1 in 2016, and 1 in 2017. SAFEHOME saves lives.

In the 20 years that I have worked with SAFEHOME, I have been privileged to see the agency grow in its ability to help people excape abuse, heal, and direct their own futures. I am specially proud of SAFEHOME's Clinical Counseling Program. This program, staffed by licensed graduate-level clinical therapists, offeers individual and group counseling, as well as community support groups, in both English and Spanish. The program is also a sought-after site for graduate level clinical interns. SAFEHOME's Economic Advocacy Program [rpvodes omdovodia; si[[prt to help clients establish financial independence, as well as group education through financial literacy classes. SAFEHOME is the only domestic violence agenc in Kansas and the metro area that employs a full-time attorney on staff to work with clients, at no cost to the client. SAFEHOME's professional, effective, and state of the art programs also include court advocacy, transitional housing, and community education.
The dedication shown by SAFEHOME's board members, staff, volunteers and supporters makes a real difference in the lives of the victims we serve.At SAFEHOME, we see some of the worst things that people can do to each other, but we also see far greater numbers of generous people who give of themselves, their time, and their treasure to make the world a better place for victims of domestic violence. 
Janee' Hanzlick, LMSW

SAFEHOME’s shelter offers a confidential, safe and healing atmosphere for women and children to live and heal. Every year, more than 350 women and children find refuge, assistance and hope at SAFEHOME’s shelter. SAFEHOME’s state of the art shelter accommodates 60 women and children at one time and is in a safe, confidential location.

Services include counseling, legal advocacy, housing assistance, educational, economic, and vocational advocacy, and a specialized children's program. Residents receive meals, clothing, personal care items, on-site free laundry, and access to the agency's computer lab, library, and special activities. 

Services are provided at no cost to the client. All services are available in English and Spanish. Other language translators are provided as needed. Victims of domestic violence with disabilities are welcome at SAFEHOME’s shelter which is ADA accessible. Rooms are accessible, with bedrooms adapted for persons with physical disabilities.
Program Budget $1,249,926.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Family-Based Services
Population Served Victims, Females, Homeless
Short-Term Success

In 2016, SAFEHOME shelter advocates reported the following results: 

  1. 100% of women surveyed felt safer after residing in the shelter for two weeks as compared with feelings of safety upon admission.
  2. After 2 weeks in shelter, 100% of women surveyed developed a safety plan for themselves and their children.
  3. After 2 weeks in shelter, 100% of women surveyed identified two goals towards self-empowerment.
  4. After 2 weeks in shelter, 100% of women surveyed were able to identify the phases in the Cycle of Violence.
Long-Term Success Victims of domestic violence will have access 24 hours per day to shelter, crisis counseling, information and referrals and emotional support.
Program Success Monitored By SAFEHOME evaluates the success of its programs using an outcomes-based model of evaluation. SAFEHOME monitors the overall effectiveness of shelter programs on the basis of client questionnaires administered to shelter residents after 2 weeks in shelter and upon exit. Also, case notes in individual client files track a client's progress toward meeting individual goals, increased knowledge regarding the cycle of violence, and behavioral and attitudinal changes.
Examples of Program Success
SAFEHOME helped a young woman named ‘Kristin” and her three boys, who fled a life of abuse and anguish. Recently, Kristin was compelled to get back in touch with SAFEHOME and sent this note:                                            
"You may not know who I am. But my 3 beautiful boys and I have walked your halls, studied in your family room, eaten at your table and been blessed by the many people, staff and volunteers, who loved on us enough to help us make our way back to freedom. There are not enough thank you’s in the world to show my appreciation for the kindness and generosity of your home, that you opened up to us, and welcomed us with full hearts, knowing that we needed love more than anything. Today, I have been free 1 year. 1 year ago I called you and left our former life of hurt, anguish and scars behind. We LOVE our new life. Thank you for being a crucial key to that happiness and safety… Please keep doing what you are doing. I believe you saved my life.”

SAFEHOME’s Children’s Program serves children, birth through age 17, who come to SAFEHOME’s shelter or through the Outreach Program. 

Experienced program staff work together to meet the needs of children exposed to family violence. Staffed by a full-time, professionally licensed Children’s Therapist, a full-time Children and Family Advocate and other experienced staff, the program uses of art therapy and play therapy to help children express their feelings regarding the violence that they have experienced, and to learn alternatives to violent behavior. In individual, group, and family counseling, children learn to express their feelings through age-appropriate, therapeutic activities such as sculpting, painting and Sand Tray Therapy.
Families receive support and case management from the Children and Family Advocate and other staff who reinforce the concepts, behaviors, and skills learned by the children and mothers in counseling sessions with the Children’s Therapist.
Program Budget $140,740.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Short-Term Success

In 2016, the Children’s Program reported the following results as measured by surveys, therapist and advocate assessments:

  1. 90% of children experienced increased ability to express their feelings, 80% understood the violence was not their fault, and 94% verbalized a safety plan.
  2. After 4 sessions, 95% of mothers measured reported learning at least one new parenting skill; 80% of mothers measured demonstrated an understanding of the effects of domestic violence on children, as evidenced by a score of 75% or better on the parenting questionnaire; and 100% of mothers measured reported an increase in their parental self-esteem.
  3. Monthly activities were offered to the 485 children served through the Children’s Program (shelter and outreach).
Long-Term Success The long-term goal of SAFEHOME's Children's Program is to provide children exposed to domestic violence with a safe, educational, fun environment in which they can begin the healing process.
Program Success Monitored By

The Children's Therapist records outcomes and observations in individual client charts from sessions conducted with children. In addition, the Therapist administers parenting counseling questionnaires to mothers after four sessions. SAFEHOME's Clinical Director reviews and compiles results on an on-going basis for reporting purposes.

Examples of Program Success

When children arrive at SAFEHOME, they are often scared, confused, and hurt. Kyle age 10, struggled to express his emotions, often getting angry, pushing, hitting his sister and mother, running out of the room when he became frustrated or overwhelmed. He got in trouble at school. In therapy, Kyle realized he was copying how his father coped with anger: aggression and avoidance.

The Family Therapist and Kyle created a “Patience Pack.” They cut strips of paper and wrote activities to help him remember how to practice patience.
They included a stress ball, journal, a reminder of a place where he felt safe, and dozens of ways to soothe him when he felt overwhelmed or angry.
Taking time to carefully decorate and fill up the pack, eventually Kyle felt his creation was complete and ready to try. After a few weeks of having his “Patience Pack”, Kyle’s mother reported improvement. Reinforcing his progress, Kyle’s therapist continues to help him internalize the healthy coping skills.

SAFEHOME's Education and Prevention Program provides domestic violence education to schools, civic, corporate, religious and scouting groups, as well as training for law enforcement, and health care and social service providers. Utilizing healthy relationships curriculum and age-appropriate workshops, educators provide critical information to youth about sexual assault and dating violence prevention, healthy boundaries and responsible use of media. The target population is middle and high school students in Johnson and Miami Counties, KS.

The program also uses visual arts and theatre as a medium to engage and educate youth. The Outrage is an award-winning theatre piece utilizing teen volunteers to educate peers about dating and sexual violence prevention. Follow-up “talk-back” sessions are facilitated by SAFEHOME educators to discuss student questions and concerns. 

Program Budget $152,150.00
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), Adults,
Short-Term Success
In 2016, the following results were reported. 
  1. 92% of students demonstrated knowledge of key aspects of domestic violence and/or sexual assault after completing the curriculum.
  2. 95% of students reported increased informed behavioral responses about dating violence and sexual assault after completing the curriculum
  3. 94% of students reported increased awareness and respect for personal boundaries after completing the curriculum.
  4. 91% of students disagreed that relationship violence is a personal matter.
  5. 92% of students disagreed that a victim’s behaviors are to blame for violence.
  6. 90% of students identified a person they can talk to if they become aware of a violent relationship.
Long-Term Success Students will receive reputable information regarding healthy dating relationships and be able to make positive choices.
Program Success Monitored By

The Education and Prevention staff administers pre/post tests to students in one-time class presentations. Pre/post tests are administered by computer through Survey Monkey. Presentations to groups larger than class size, i.e. assembles, are not evaluated via written testing.  SAFEHOME contracts with an outside professional evaluator to analyze the aggregate data from the surveys to determine outcomes and make recommendations for changes in the outcomes design.

Examples of Program Success
SAFEHOME's Education and Prevention Program consistently meets or exceeds the program's stated outcomes. 
After every performance of "The Outrage: An Educational Journey Through Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault", teens come up to the performers to ask questions and share their own personal stories.  At a recent performance at a local middle school, a 15 year-old girl hesitantly approached one of the female performers.  She explained that, as a result of seeing "The Outrage", she recognized that her boyfriend was emotionally abusing and scaring her.  With help from the performers and staff, the young woman was able to speak with a counselor and her parents, and get the help she needed to be safe. 

SAFEHOME's Clinical Counseling Program provides no-cost, confidential counseling support for victims of domestic violence and their families. The Counseling Program is staffed by six licensed therapists, including two full-time bilingual therapists. Services include individual therapy for adults and children, family counseling, and support groups. 

In individual counseling, the therapist and client work together to understand the dynamics of domestic violence as it relates to the victims’ experience, create a safety plan, heal trauma, better manage anxiety or depression, and learn healthy life skills. In child and family counseling, therapists utilize a variety of modalities, including play therapy, sand tray therapy, art therapy, and attachment- focused family therapy. Group Counseling provides a supportive setting for victims to escape the isolation of an abusive relationship.
Program Budget $403,719.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Crisis Intervention Programs
Population Served Victims, Adults,
Short-Term Success

In 2016, SAFEHOME therapists saw 1,241 adults and children. The
Bilingual Therapy program provided individual or family therapy to 211 Spanish-speaking parents and children. The following results were reported:

  1. After 3 months of treatment, 64% of adult clients showed an average of decrease in symptoms (out of a total possible score of 78) by 5% or 2.5 points measured by therapist and instrument. After 6 months of treatment, 59% of adults reported an additional decrease in symptoms of at least 5%. While the Clinical Director would like to see 75% of clients show a decrease after 3 months, data indicates that adults participating in counseling services report a more significant decrease in symptoms after six months.
  2. 62% of families reflected a positive change of on the Parental Stress Index (PSI).
  3. The Bilingual Therapy program provided individual or family therapy to 141 Spanish-speaking adults and children (up from 103 in 2014). 42 Hispanic adults participated in group therapy, the majority of whom were also receiving individual therapy.  
  4. 100% of parents report learning 1 new parenting skill after 4 sessions
Long-Term Success The long term goal of the Clinical Counseling Program is to provide for both the immediate safety and the long-term healing for adults and children traumatized by domestic violence.
Program Success Monitored By
  • The Clinical Counseling Program is evaluated using client questionnaires, standardized assessment tools and therapist observation.
  • Adult clients are evaluated using PHQ-SADS. Questionnaires measure clients' safety, self-esteem, confidence levels, knowledge of domestic violence issues, and support received from the program. 
  • The parents of child counseling clients complete the PSI-4 SF during the initial session and complete the assessment after their child has participated in 3 months of counseling services. The questionnaire measures the parent’s understanding of the effects of domestic violence on children and their development of new parenting skills. 
  • Child counseling client outcomes are measured by therapist observation in the counseling sessions.
  • Group counseling clients complete a client questionnaire. The questionnaire measures knowledge of domestic violence, feelings of isolation, safety planning skills and support received from the group.
Examples of Program Success
As an example, one mother who endured physical and emotional abuse throughout her marriage, wrote about her experience with SAFEHOME's counseling program.  "One phone call to SAFEHOME changed everything.  I had my first counseling appointment with Jessica two years ago.  I believe she saved my life.  She reassured me that I wasn't crazy and that my boys needed me.  The work I do at SAFEHOME is bringing me to a place where I can be truly independent from the man that abused me for so many years.  Today, the boys and I are doing great!  It wouldn't be possible for me to have come this far without SAFEHOME.  Each day, they prove their commitment to stop the cycle of domestic violence and to changes live - one at a time.  I am proof."   
SAFEHOME’s Lethality Prevention Program was created in July 2012 to respond to a dramatic increase in the number of women at risk of lethal harm by their domestic abusers. The Lethality Assessment tool allows police officers, medical personnel and Hotline Advocates who are assisting a victim of domestic violence to determine the likelihood that the victim is in a high-risk situation. Victims who fall in this category are immediately offered safety planning, shelter at SAFEHOME (even when the shelter is at capacity) and community resources.
Clinical Intake Advocacy appointments are guaranteed within 48 hours of the contact. During these appointments, the victim is able to relate her story in a safe, compassionate environment. The Lethality Prevention Advocate provides safety planning, support, and information about SAFEHOME’s and community resources. Clients are also connected to support groups and referred to a SAFEHOME therapist when needed.
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Family Violence Counseling
Population Served Victims, ,
Short-Term Success
In 2016:
  1. 100% of victims who screened as high lethality and requested shelter received shelter, for themselves and their children, even when SAFEHOME is at capacity. 
  2. 100% of victims who screened as high lethality were offered follow-up appointments and follow-up calls within 48 hours; as well as counseling services. 
Long-Term Success

To provide for both the immediate safety and long-term healing of adults and children traumatized by domestic violence.

Program Success Monitored By
SAFEHOME’s outstanding success in providing life-changing services to victims of domestic violence is evidenced by a variety of quantitative and qualitative modalities. The Lethality Prevention Advocate is responsible for:
  1. Providing Clinical Intake Advocacy to individuals in crisis.
  2. Critical follow-up with victims referred to SAFEHOME following assessments of “highly lethal” situations.
  3. Providing one-on-one advocacy to address individual victim needs. The Clinical Director will supervise the Lethality Prevention Advocate.
Examples of Program Success

"Selma" is a woman originally from the Middle East who called SAFEHOME desperate to get away from her husband's long-time emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Selma explained that she had been wooed to the U.S. with many promises if she would marry him. The Intake Advocate noted that Selma was emotionally and physically fragile, having been kept in an unfurnished apartment where she slept on the floor and was denied money for food. She was threatened physically and her husband forced her to have sex with him. After scoring “high danger” on a Lethality Assessment, Selma was offered immediate shelter at SAFEHOME. While in the shelter, Selma joined a support group while and began individual therapy. In addition, a District Court Advocate immediately helped her file a temporary Protection from Abuse Order and supported her through the final PFA hearing. SAFEHOME’s Staff Attorney provided ongoing legal assistance.


SAFEHOME's Transitional Living Program is designed to assist women and children that are homeless due to fleeing domestic violence. The program consists of three elements: rental assistance, case management, and outreach support services. It offers a tremendous emotional and financial help as women embark on a life free from violence. 

The Transitional Living Programs provides graduated rental assistance over a one year period. This allows women and children to prepare and transition toward self-sufficiency and offers a rebuilding period which fosters healing and personal growth while gaining financial independence and long-term stability.
Other support services available as part of SAFEHOME’s comprehensive wrap-around services include individual and group counseling, life skills and domestic violence education, referrals to community resources, goal planning, parenting support, economic advocacy, and financial management education. 
Category Housing, General/Other Transitional Housing
Population Served Victims, ,
Short-Term Success
In 2016:
  1. 86% of clients were continuously employed.
  2. 86% of clients were able to pay the full amount of rent on their own at end of the 12-month period.
  3. 95% of clients remained in independent housing.
  4. 100% of clients were able to follow a realistic budget.
  5. 100% of clients met at least one vocational goal.
  6. 100% of clients received entitlement benefits or information regarding these programs (for those who qualified).
  7. 100% of clients were able to access two community resources for assistance.
  8. 100% reported they did not return to an abusive relationship. 
Long-Term Success The long-term goal of SAFEHOME's Transitional Housing Program is to break the cycle of domestic violence in the lives of women and children leaving abusive situations who have become homeless as a result. This is achieved by addressing any existing barriers, setting and achieving personal and educational goals, achieving a lifestyle of safety and long-term stability, and increasing self-sufficiency.
Program Success Monitored By The transitional living advocates compile outcome information statistics on program participants on a monthly basis. They meet at least monthly with the shelter director and weekly with the advocacy team to review clients’ individual progress notes and discuss how the program can better meet its objectives.
Examples of Program Success In the past year, the Transitional Program has been successful in consistently meeting and exceeding its goals. It has helped women reach their personal goals, positively impacting the entire family system.

The Economic Advocate works with each shelter client to help determine each person's economic, vocational, and educational needs and strengths. The Economic Advocate provides resources and referrals tailored to each client's economic goals, including help with budgeting, opening a bank account, saving, writing a resume, and finding a job. The Advocate monitors each woman's progress through weekly client review meetings.

A weekly life skills group helps shelter residents expand their knowledge of community resources and independent living skills. An eight-hour financial literacy class is offered to both shelter and outreach clients each quarter to further explore money management, debt reduction, credit ratings and repair, banking and saving. Spanish language classes are provided in the shelter and in the community.
Category Human Services, General/Other Financial Counseling
Population Served Victims, ,
Short-Term Success

In 2016:

  1. After 5 weeks , 90% of women on the Job Search track have completed a career assessment inventory and 50% have completed at least two job interviews; after 10 weeks, at least 30% secured a job.
  2. After 5 weeks, at least 30% of women on the Training/Education track will have contacted a job training program or a college or degree completion program; after 10 weeks, at least 20% will have enrolled in a job training or college or degree completion program.
  3. After 5 weeks in the shelter or transitional living, at least 50% of women on the Economic/Budgeting Track set budgeting goals and 50% have a plan to address their credit problems; after 10 weeks, 30% have set up a realistic household budget.
  4. After completing financial literacy classes, at least 90% of participants achieve one or more of the following: create a budget/financial plan, open a bank account, access a credit report, and address one bad account (as needed).
  5. Within 14 days of admission at least 80% of adults will identify 2 goals toward self-improvement.
Long-Term Success

The goal of SAFEHOME’s Economic Empowerment Program is to help women in abusive situations become economically independent.

Program Success Monitored By

Shelter and Transitional Living and Economic Advocates collect data on Tracking Sheets under the supervision of the Program Directors.

Examples of Program Success

"Alexi" and her 3 sons moved into SAFEHOME’s shelter to escape a violent relationship. Working closely with her SAFEHOME Economic Advocate, Alexi identified areas of financial abuse in her previous relationship. With the help of her SAFEHOME Economic Advocate, Alexi accessed her credit report. She then addressed bad accounts by paying off outstanding utility debt. Eventually, she was able to move into her first apartment - in her own name. With the help of her Economic Advocate, she applied for and received public benefits through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), for survivors of domestic violence (a SAFEHOME partnership with the Department of Children and Families). Then, Alexi decided to return to college to complete her education. She completed two Associate degrees and gained full-time employment as a Nursing Assistant at a local hospital.

CEO Comments
As SAFEHOME’s Board President, I am proud to see our wonderful work, creating a better and safer community. I am so proud of the number and variety of our support programs: shelter, counseling, court and medical advocacy, children’s programs, general advocacy, transitional living, education and prevention programs.
I am especially proud of our teen dating violence resources. It is appalling to me that 1 in 4 teenagers know someone who has been hit, slapped, strangled, kicked or violently treated in a dating relationship. SAFEHOME educators help young people talk about dating relationships. SAFEHOME teaches that respect is the key to healthy relationships whether as friends or dating partners. My hope is that teaching about respect for self and others will mean fewer people trapped in abusive relationships later.
I’m also very proud of SAFEHOME’s healthy financial operations. Even in the midst of a struggling economy, we have maintained stable resources and a healthy bottom line. We’re proud of our operating reserves, our endowment and our consistently strong audit results. Charity Navigator’s 4-star award is an indicator of what we already know--You can invest in SAFEHOME with confidence that SAFEHOME uses your resources wisely and well!
Jay Lehnertz, SAFEHOME Board President 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Janee' M. Hanzlick
Term Start Jan 2013

Janee’ Hanzlick began her service as SAFEHOME’s Executive Director on February 1, 2013. She has been associated with the agency for more than 17 years, first as Grants Manager and then as Associate Executive Director. In the face of ever-increasing levels of domestic violence in Johnson County, Janee’ believes that community awareness and collaborative partnerships are critical to the agency’s ability to save the lives of victims and their children. The greatest opportunities for SAFEHOME are to expand the physical capacity of the agency; increase education and prevention efforts, especially to young people; and strengthen cooperative efforts with community partners. 

An experienced Social Worker, Janee’ holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Kansas Her previous experience includes children’s grief counseling, psychiatric social work, and clinical case management at a homeless shelter. 
Janee’ is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Overland Park, a member of the Overland Park Rotary Club where she co-chairs the Youth Leadership Institute, and the chair of the St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church’s Haiti Outreach Team. She is also a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Domestic Violence Training. Janee’ lives in Overland Park with her husband, David.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
Ms. Cindy Epperson Jan 1988 - Jan 1992
Sharon I Katz Jan 1993 - Jan
Senior Staff
Title Chief Financial Officer
Experience/Biography Carol Nolting joined SAFEHOME staff in March 2008 as Finance Director. Carol had over 20 years of experience in the banking industry prior to working in the nonprofit field. Carol has worked extensively with nonprofit accounting and government grant reporting in her capacity as Finance Director with other nonprofit agencies. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Friends University. 
Title Executive Vice President
Kristin is an experienced and skilled nonprofit manager with experience in human resources, finance, fund-raising, social media marketing and program management. She has a Master's degree in Nonprofit Management.
Title Outreach Program Director
Title Shelter Director
Title Clinical Director
Title Grants Director
Paid Full-Time Staff 43
Paid Part-Time Staff 35
Volunteers 800
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 90%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 8
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 62
Hispanic/Latino 7
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 2
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 73
Male 5
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

SAFEHOME is a member of the Metropolitan Family Violence Coalition, and participates in the metro-area domestic violence hotline. BRIDGE/SPAN, a hospital-based advocacy program is another collaborative program of MFVC. 

SAFEHOME is a member of the Johnson County Continuum of Care, which addresses the issue of homelessness. SAFEHOME is also a founding member of Johnson County's Community Violence Action Council (COMVAC), a collaborative group of government and social service agencies concerned with community violence issues.

AccreditationKansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence2012
Volunteer Coordinator of the Year AwardVolunteer Coordinators Council of Kansas City2004
NFL Volunteer of the Year Award for SAFEHOME Founder, Martha HuntKansas City Chiefs/National Football League2003
Outstanding Victim Service Organization of the Year for the State of KansasOffice of the Attorney General of the State of Kansas2009
Program of the Year - SAFEHOME's Education and Prevention ProgramKansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence2007
"Innovative Initiative of the Year of 2010" for SAFEHOME's "The Outrage: An Educational Journey Through Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault"Safe States Initiative2010
"Program of the Year" for SAFEHOME's BridgeSPAN Healthcare Advocacy ProgramKansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence2010
Ally of the Year - for Vincent Dean, former SAFEHOME Board member and long-time volunteer.Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence2010
4 Star RatingCharity Navigator2013
Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership AwardSupport KC2012
"Philly Award"First Place in the “Public Service Announcement (PSA)” category for “The Outrage” PSA about dating violenceNonProfit Connect2012
4 Star RatingCharity Navigator2015
4 Star RecognitionCharity Navigator2014
4 Star RecognitionCharity Navigator2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments
As with most non-profit agencies, our biggest challenge is our vision to help more people and facing limited resources. Prioritizing means ongoing discussions with clients, staff, volunteers and Board members to evaluate our opportunities and needs. Some programs are directed at literally saving lives, others at re-building lives, still others focus on prevention. Our staff never stops thinking, creating and refining programs, working for the best possible outcomes for the people we serve and the best use of the resources entrusted to us.
I am proud of our staff’s dedication and ability to find creative, no-cost solutions to challenges. For example, in response to a growing waiting list for community counseling services, the staff created and initiated a program to provide advocacy within 24-48 hours of initial contact. Another example is a newly developed a short-term crisis counseling response for victims in extremely dangerous situations. We are also piloting a program to assist young children in recovering from trauma while learning to play and interact with others in a healthy manner.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Jay Lehnertz
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2017
Board Members
Ms. Marcie Artman Hallmark Cards (Retired)
Mr. Chris Baxter P.E.Burns & McDonnell
Ms. Lisa Benson KSHB 41 Action News
Mr. Chris Chaney CPAPickett, Chaney & McMullen LLP
Ms. Rita D'Agostino Polsinelli, PC
Mr. Paco Diaz Compliance Officer
Ms. Solana P. Flora Berkowitz Oliver LLP
Ms. Linda Kauffman Gollub Attorney
Ms. Jamie Gordon Kansas City Royal's Wives
Chief Thomas Hongslo City of Lenexa Police Department
Ms. Kathy Howell Saint Lukes Health System
Ms. Kara Dorssom Larson KCP&L
Dr. Jay Lehnertz Episcopal Community Services
Mr. Michael Luby Jr.Merrill Lynch
Ms. Alice Rogers AMC
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 70%
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 10
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Human Resources / Personnel
Program / Program Planning
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Advisory Board Members
Dr. Mary Adams Pathologist
Mr. Steve Cloud IBT, Inc.
Congressman Dennis Moore U.S. Congressman
Honorable Mark Parkinson American Health Care Association
Ms. Stacy Parkinson Community Volunteer
Mr. Irv Robinson Robbie, Inc.
Ms. Senia Shields Will to Succeed Foundation
Ms. Annabeth Surbaugh Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners
CEO Comments

SAFEHOME is proud to note that, in spite of the economic challenges of recent years, we continue to operate in a fiscally sound manner. Our Board of Directors and Leadership Team have worked hard to strategically allocate resources, expanding needed programs and maintaining a strong financial foundation.

We have more individuals needing services, especially those referred through law enforcement’s lethality assessment program. SAFEHOME agreed to take in any family that police have identified as in lethal danger.
The Board has carefully evaluated organizational structure and operations as well as Board member roles and responsibilities. The result is a well-functioning team, working collaboratively to save lives and provide support in a caring and fiscally responsible manner. More families are being served in all SAFEHOME programs: shelter, counseling, transitional housing, economic empowerment, court and medical advocacy.
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $3,482,104
Projected Expenses $3,426,433
Endowment Value $1,528,907
Spending Policy Income Only
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/corporate 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$1,100,365$1,119,787$1,090,080
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$62,572$139,392$80,323
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$112,657$217,166$283,970
Revenue In-Kind$317,343$437,872$447,363
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$2,622,376$2,749,283$2,571,059
Administration Expense$371,705$279,080$264,506
Fundraising Expense$281,434$384,633$417,441
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.901.311.30
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%81%79%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%10%11%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$7,572,905$8,161,312$7,307,095
Current Assets$2,262,050$2,707,977$2,383,331
Long-Term Liabilities$195,898$253,950$565,310
Current Liabilities$43,447$109,758$37,127
Total Net Assets$7,333,560$7,797,604$6,704,658
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities52.0624.6764.19
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets3%3%8%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountVictims of Crime Act Grant (VOCA) $631,210 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountState General Funds (SGF) $283,353 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountHealth Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City $194,178 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose In process.
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments

SAFEHOME is proud of the agency’s financial stability. Careful planning and wise decisions have allowed the agency to build a strong operating reserve and a $1.5 million endowment to help mitigate cash flow issues and unanticipated loss or delay of funding. Ongoing challenges will be managing expected reductions in state funding, continuing to meet the growing needs of clients while facing ongoing reductions in federal funding, and increasing corporate sponsorship of the agency’s major fundraising events during a precarious economic climate.

Organization Name Safehome, Inc.
Address P.O. Box 4563
Overland Park, KS 662040563
Primary Phone (913) 432-9300
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Janee' M. Hanzlick
Board Chair Mr. Jay Lehnertz
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Year of Incorporation 1980
Former Names
Johnson County Association of Battered Persons