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2013-2014 Annual Report Dear Friends, In 2014, Hope House served more people than our organization has ever served. •

We answered 5,400 hotline calls

We opened the doors of our shelter and provided 44,530 safe nights (122 beds at full capacity throughout the year)

We intervened in more than 8,000 legal proceedings in eastern Jackson County courts

We helped train more than 3,000 hospital and law enforcement personnel on the realities of domestic violence

All that said, we unfortunately turned away more than 2,500 women last year. Sadly, we expect that number to increase in 2015. Making the matter even more complicated is the loss of $100,000 in federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant money. But, that loss in revenue will not impact the work we do to help the clients seeking help from us. Our cooks will continue serving meals to the women and children in our shelter. Our therapists will continue helping clients to transform their lives of abuse into a positive lives where clients feel valued and worthy of life. Our advocates will continue visiting the hospitals and courts working to improve the lives of those seeking help in the healthcare and legal fields. Our administration will continue finding ways to improve services, raise funds to keep services going and find more volunteers. And lastly, our donors and volunteers will continue providing a great service to the clients we help through countless donated hours and dollars. We know this, because Hope House has done so for more than 30 years. And, we do this because we continue to receive notes from clients thanking us for helping them or saving their lives. Notes like Amy’s that state: “When I came to Hope House, I felt lost. I was young with a child my parents were upset I had. I couldn’t go to them. But, I had to escape. Hope House was there for me. They put a roof over my head and helped me take care of my sixth-month-old baby. I thank you for saving me and listening to my story.” Stories like this are not uncommon. We receive at least one every week. We are encouraged to keep working for women like Amy. And, knowing we have supporters like you and strong advocates working for the survivors we help, we know we will continue saving lives every day.

Christine L. Ferguson Board Chair

MaryAnne Metheny CEO


Comprehensive Services Outreach Client Services SCATTERED SITE TRANSITIONAL HOUSING: Rental and utility assistance for survivors residing in scattered site transitional housing units. Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Other Dependent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FOLLOW-UP: Advocacy and case management, short-term housing and financial assistance, and access to Hope House’s full spectrum of outreach services for survivors who exited the Transitional Housing Program and secured permanent housing. Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 HOTEL VOUCHER ASSISTANCE: Temporary, short-term housing for male survivors of domestic violence. Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 THERAPY: Individual, group, and family therapy; individual and group substance abuse counseling; therapy case management; and support groups. Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342 Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 CHILDREN’S SERVICES: Activities that promote positive child development and parent/child interaction. Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 CIVIL LEGAL REPRESENTATION: Legal representation provided by two contract attorneys for survivors in civil legal matters such as orders of protection, dissolutions of marriage, paternity/custody, modifications of dissolution decrees, and consultation. The number reported reflects the number of cases opened. Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383 MUNICIPAL COURT ADVOCACY: Court advocacy provided for survivors in criminal domestic violence cases in the Cities of Independence, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Grandview, Raytown, Sugar Creek, Oak Grove, Grain Valley, and Buckner and in Jackson County Ordinance Court. The numbers reported reflect the number of domestic violence cases on the dockets. Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,154 FULL ORDER OF PROTECTION COURT ADVOCACY: Assistance provided to petitioners seeking full orders of protection in the Jackson County Courthouse Annex in Independence, Missouri. Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,685 Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407

POLICE REVISITS: Visits by a Hope House court advocate and domestic violence investigator to the homes of survivors who have been battered by persistent offenders or who have experienced escalating violence. These visits verify survivors’ safety and provide an opportunity to safety plan and offer support and resources. Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 POLICE CALL-OUTS: Call-outs to the scene of domestic violence incidents involving persistent offenders in the cities of Blue Springs, Raytown, Grandview, Independence, and Lee’s Summit. An on-call Hope House court advocate and on-call investigator respond to the scene to provide assistance to survivors and work the case for state level prosecution. Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 TEMPORARY ORDERS OF PROTECTION: Assistance provided to survivors with obtaining ex-partes and emergency ex-partes. Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 GUARDIAN PROGRAM: A monitored exchange and supervised visitation center where custodial parents safely exchange children for visitation with their non-custodial parents. Numbers reflect children and families new to the program. Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 BRIDGESPAN: A hospital-based advocacy program that provides direct services to patients identified as survivors of domestic violence. Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 LETHALITY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM: A two-pronged intervention process that features a research-based lethality screening tool that measures a survivor’s danger level and an accompanying protocol referral that provides direction for first responders to initiate appropriate action based on the results of the screening process. Participating law enforcement: Blue Springs, Grandview, Independence, Lee’s Summit and Raytown. # screened . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 995 # screened high danger . . . . . . . . . . 701 Hotline/BridgeSPAN/Other Outreach # screened . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,128 # screened high danger . . . . . . . . . 1,752


Fiscal Year Oct 1, 2013 - Sep 30, 2014 Residential Client Services

FY 2014 ACTUAL REVENUE $3,686,859 FY 2014 Actual Revenue $3,686,859

EMERGENCY SHELTER INTAKES Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763 Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415 Other Dependent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 EMERGENCY SHELTER BEDNIGHTS Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22,108 Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,979 Other Dependent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421 TRANSITIONAL HOUSING INTAKES

PROGRAM FEES 0.07%

OTHER REVENUE 0.06%

INTEREST, INVESTMENT, & ENDOWMENT 2.50%

IN-KIND 4.08%

UNITED WAY 7.20%

Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

ANNUAL FUND CONTRIBUTIONS 27.14%

LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS 14.92%

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN/CAPITAL PROJECTS 2.06%

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING BEDNIGHTS Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,695 Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1259 COMBINED BEDNIGHTS

STATE GRANTS 7.73%

Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24,803 Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16,238 Other Dependent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421 Hotline Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,471

SPECIAL EVENTS 8.37%

FEDERAL GRANTS & CONTRACTS 25.86%

FY 2014 ACTUAL EXPENSES $4,233,423 Net Loss Before Depreciation ($68,113.79)

Community Programs

FY 2014 Actual Expenses $4,233,423

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM DEPRECIATION 11.30%

Active Volunteers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357 Hours Volunteered . . . . . . . . . 16,804.75 EDUCATIONAL EVENTS Number of Trainings . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Number of People Trained . . . . . . . 761 PRESENTATIONS Education on domestic violence and Hope House services to youth, faith-based communities and service organizations. Number of presentations . . . . . . . . . 57 Number of people reached . . . . . 3,000

FUNDRAISING 10.22% GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE 9.74% PROGRAM SERVICES 68.74%


Boards & Council 2013-2014 Board of Directors

Community Council

CHRISTINE FERGUSON—Chairman—Community Volunteer CAROL BAKER—Chair Elect—KCP&L CICI ROJAS—Immediate Past Chair—Central Exchange DARA MACAN—Secretary—Community Volunteer BECKY SANDRING—Treasurer—Corridor Infratrust Management, LLC ROBERTA ABRAMSON—Hallmark Cards, Inc. LISA BLOCK—Community Volunteer DR. STEPHANIE DE LA TORRE—De La Torre Chiropractic LINDA DUNCAN—Lee’s Summit Medical Center ASHLEY GILLARD—Bryan Cave, LLP BRIAN HERMANN—PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP SARAH MILLIN—Lathrop & Gage LLP RAZIA MOOLA—Sprint LEE MOORE—JE Dunn Construction Company MICHAEL MOORE—CBIZ CYNTHIA RAVEN—Perfect Output, LLC ADAM ROSSBACH—Kansas City Chiefs TERRI THOMAS—Truman Medical Center GARY WALKER—Magic Touch Cleaning, Inc LISA WILLIAMS—Robert E. Miller Group MICHAEL WILLIAMS—Williams Dirks Damern, LLC

Mission Statement Hope House’s Mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing safe refuge and supportive services that educate and empower women and children. Hope House will advocate social change that protects and engenders a person’s right to live a life free of abuse.

About Hope House More than 30 years ago we opened our doors with one goal in mind—save lives by providing safe refuge for those affected by domestic violence. Since then, our approach has grown more comprehensive with services encompassing prevention, education and support for thousands of people traumatized by domestic violence every year. We have two secure locations in Independence and Lee’s Summit, making Hope House the largest domestic violence shelter in Missouri. Learn more at hopehouse.net.

CAROL SUE BASS JACQUELINE CLARK DICK DOHERTY COLLEEN FOUDREE CHARLIE HARRIS, JR. TOM HOLZBAUR J. SCOTT KING BARBARA KOIRTYOHANN TOM KREWSON PHIL LEVOTA CAROL MAYS JUDY NESS BARBARA POTTS NORMAN SWAILS LYSLE WEEKS SALLY WINSHIP

HHYP Hope House Young Professionals ASHLEY GILLARD – Chair RYANN BAUER – Vice-Chair LINDSEY ROOD – Secretary BEN THOMPSON – Treasurer ERIN WEBB – Marketing Chair JESSICA THOMPSON – Membership Co-Chair LAUREN WOLF – Membership Co-Chair PATIJO (PJ) MOODY – Social Co-Chair ALLISON WESTFALL – Social Co-Chair LEIA CHARNIN – Volunteers Co-Chair ANDREW MOORE – Volunteers Co-Chair

Hope House is a Member Agency P.O. Box 577 Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

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