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Kids see and hear more than you think.


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

HOPE HOUSE MILESTONES 1983: Hope House opens to serve eastern Jackson County.

1989 - 1991: 1993 - 1994: Agency services Hope House raises are expanded to $2.3 million to build include Court Advocacy new facility in in six municipal courts. Independence.

1996 - 1999: Outreach expands to Lee’s Summit to include support groups and court advocacy.

WHY? We need to build a safer community for our children’s future.

1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 80% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.

2000 - 2001: $4 million capital campaign begins for construction of Lee’s Summit campus and Civil Legal Program is launched.

2002: Lee’s Summit campus opens and services are expanded to include Guardian Program and BridgeSPAN.

2009: Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) is launched, giving law enforcement the ability to assess a victim’s risk of serious injury and/or death.

2017: Hope House achieves accreditation from the Council on Accreditation.

2019: Hope House secures new funding to provide permanent housing services (rental assistance and advocacy/case management) to survivors fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence.


Over women, men, and children received Hope House services this past year.





Shelter We provide safe, confidential shelter for up to 122 adults and children per day.

Therapy We provide individual and group counseling for adults and children.

Outreach We provide programs for survivors on their journey to safety and independence.


Jackson County has one of the highest reports of domestic violence in the entire state of Missouri.

OUTREACH PROGRAMS Court Advocacy Court Advocates attend thirteen area courts, including Order of Protection Court and work directly with seven local police departments.

BridgeSPAN (“Safe Patient Advocacy Network�) Hospital Advocates provide onsite advocacy to survivors as well as training for medical personnel.

Guardian Program A monitored exchange and supervised visitation program for parents and children that prevents post-separation violence.

Outreach Advocacy Advocates provide case management services to survivors not residing in shelter.

Transitional & Permanent Housing Survivors who no longer need emergency services are assisted with finding and maintaining safe and affordable housing.

Legal Contract attorneys provide civil legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence.

1 in 3 women will experience

domestic violence in their lifetime. WAYS TO GIVE Monetary Donations - Financial support is the greatest way to make an immediate impact and to assist those affected by domestic violence. Tax Credits - Individual and corporate monetary charitable contributions made to Hope House that total at least $100 during the taxable year are eligible for a tax credit equal to 50% of the amount contributed for Missouri taxes. Corporate & Organizational Giving - We have many opportunities beyond those presented here for your business/organization to join the prominent civic and business leaders that are a part of the Hope House donor family. Workplace Giving - Matching charitable contributions can be a great way to double or even triple the corporate fundraising efforts. Planned Giving - Hope House is honored to be included in your planned giving through a will, trust, or estate giving. In-Kind Donations - Your family, company, church, or community organization may participate in a collection drive of new items for our urgent needs, children’s programs, holiday store, and more. Grant Funding - Many of our programs are funded in part by grants from corporations and family foundations. We welcome the opportunity to learn how we can partner together.

HOW YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE These are just a few areas that your unrestricted donations help survivors begin a life free from abuse.

$15,000 Will provide three families of four, 30 nights of safe shelter.

$10,000 Will provide one month of Hospital Advocacy services.

$5,000 Will provide 70 hours of Court Advocacy services.

$2,500 Will provide five families with weekly supervised visits for one month.

$1,000 Will provide a child 16 hours of individual therapy.

Victims of intimate partner violence lose a total of

8.0 million days of paid work each year.

LAST YEAR YOUR SUPPORT HELPED 6,140 crisis hotline calls 1,271 contacts in Order of Protection Court 628 children in emergency shelter 5,550 cases in municipal court 38,801 emergency safe nights

October 2017 - September 2018

It takes the community... It takes everyone...



Fundraisers are a great way to get your organization working together for a good cause. Have an idea for a fundraiser? Let’s join forces and work together! Here are a few ideas for you to take the lead and support Hope House: • • • • • • • • • • •

Urgent needs collection drive Monthly raffle for a reserved parking spot Spare change campaign Jeans or shorts day/month 50/50 raffle or auction Cook-off contests 5k or 10k Run Trivia contests Crowdfunding campaigns Fundraise for your birthday. i.e. Facebook Campaign Holiday party fundraisers

VOLUNTEER Experience how rewarding it is to give back to those that need your help. Hope House has a variety of opportunities for you to get involved throughout the year. • • • • • • •

Clerical and administrative tasks Special events Holiday store Collection drives Facility maintenance Resource fairs Special trades/expertise--IT, technical needs, exterior and interior artisanship, design skills, etc.


There is no stereotype for domestic violence. What would you do if it happened to you?

How would you feel if this was happening to your mom, sister, brother, neighbor, co-worker, friend?

OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH Join Hope House each October to raise awareness and critical lifesaving funding.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Angela Presnell | CHAIR | Davis Elen Advertising Michael Moore | IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR | KPMC Solutions Julie Ross | CHAIR ELECT | Empower Retirement Abby Mocek | TREASURER | BOK Financial Tina Johnson | SECRETARY | Shine Boutique Monica Alderson | AT LARGE | Hallmark Cards, Inc. Whitney Bartelli | NBH Bank - Bank Midwest Samuel Dean | BMO Harris Bank Amy Doll | CommunityAmerica Credit Union Erica Froelich | JE Dunn Construction LaToya Garcia | Sprint Neil Getzlow | Glow Relationships + Communications Crystal Howard | Armstrong Teasdale Joe Kauten | Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. Lee Moore | JE Dunn Construction Matthew Oldroyd | American Century Investments Douglas Schmitt | PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Tara Steiner | RSM US, LLP Carolyn Walters | GEHA Dr. Lynette Wheeler | Truman Medical Center - Lakewood Janelle Williams | Jackson Lewis P.C.


Michelle Lafrinere| CHAIR | CBIZ MHM, LLC Katie Brunsman | CHAIR ELECT | International Express Trucking, Inc. Drew McMonigle | IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR | CrossFirst Bank Madeline McCormick |SECRETARY| DST Systems, Inc. TJ Dunavant | Central Bank of the Midwest Morgan Marquez | American Century Investments Tiffany Newman | US Bank Danny Ritz | CBIZ MHM, LLC Jason Snellenberger | Bar K Dog Bar Aaron Stewart | Catapult International Chris Thomas | VMLY&R Britney Weiser | DRAW Architecture + Design Becca Wilkes | Dimensional Innovations

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Everyone deserves a life free from abuse.

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Everyone deserves a life free from abuse.