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Hope House News

Spring 2013

Celebrating Our Thirtieth Year A Special Way To Celebrate Spring marks the start of a new season—a season of change and growth—a season of transition. For us, that means marking our 30th year. To help us celebrate our anniversary, we invite you to join a very special group of donors—CLUB 30.

the magic number—it takes just $30 to provide a night of shelter. Each monthly gift helps to strengthen our programs and provide much needed services. And this year, your gift means twice as much as RED Legacy has generously offered to match Club 30 pledges up to $10,000!

Club 30 represents donors who pledge to contribute at least $30 per month to Hope House for a 12 month period beginning any month during 2013.

To become a Club 30 member, visit and set up a recurring donation with a program designation of Club 30 or, for a pledge form, contact Karma at or 816.257.9339.

Monthly donations are a particularly effective way to offer your support to survivors of domestic violence—and this year 30 is

Get Involved There are many other ways to participate and show your support and each one is as needed as the next: DONATE TIME—volunteer to help at one of the many events Hope House has every year; help out in the Hope Street Boutique by sorting out our donated goods; get a group together and donate a day of doing good by helping to maintain our facilities. DONATE GOODS—join our Urgent Action email list and donate goods we critically need when we need them the most. DONATE FUNDS—contribute annually, arrange for a planned gift, give a monthly donation, or sponsor one of our events. We hope that you will begin this spring with a commitment to make the world a better and safer place for another in need. To learn more about Hope House and how you can participate, visit

URGENT NEEDS Now it’s even easier to help! We now have wish lists created on, WalMart. com, and! Wish lists are searchable both online and in-store. On search First Name: Hope; Last Name: House. On search: Hope House. • • • • •

Canned Fruits & Vegetables Toilet Paper Paper Towels Pillows Adult Cold & Flu Medication

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Children’s Cold & Flu Medication Cough Drops Chloroseptic Throat Spray Spray Disinfectant Ethnic Hair Care Products

Complete list is available at under the Ways To Give tab.

Thirty years in pictures. Below: The shelter circa 1987; the current Independence shelter; the newly renovated dining room (Independence Campus); the dental and medical exam room (also in Independence).


Friday, April 26 • 8pm to midnight Studio Dan Meiners 2500 W Pennway Street, Kansas City, MO

Put on your party clothes and your dancing shoes for the 2nd Annual Margarita Ball! Spend the evening dancing to two hot KC bands, and getting your fill of unlimited margaritas and tapas. Tickets are $100 per person.

For sponsorships and tickets go to click the events tab or contact Libby at lconnor@ or 816.257.9334.

Chaired By Amy Blunt and Matt Mosby Danny and Maria Pfeifer

Margarita Ball Society Jenny Atterbury & Ed Stevens Rachel Beil Ryann Bauer Ashley Gillard & Ryan Berger L eia Charnin Courtney Goddard & Dr. Dana Hawkinson Tiffany Goddard & Dr. Lance Snyder Katie Hollar & Derek Prater Rico Kolster & April Williams Dr. Stephanie La Torre PJ Moody

Angela & Chad Nadler Greg Porter B  oyce Richardson CiCi Rojas & Oscar Monterroso Lindsey Rood Jeanette & Kevin Prenger Jessica & Ben Thompson E rin Webb Allison Westfall Julie & Mike Williams

Thirty Years of Hope in the Community The Impact Through The Years The first clients of Hope House entered the facility—a small, 3 bedroom, 2 bath house—just four hours after the doors opened in 1983. Bunkbeds filled the bedrooms, a tiny kitchen serviced up to 20 people and space was at a premium. But, it was a safe haven. In that first year, Hope House gave safe shelter to more than 250 women and children. By contrast, over 1,000 women and children were given shelter last year and between our two locations, we can now house 122 women and children every night making Hope House the largest domestic violence shelter in Missouri.

Over the years our programs have expanded to include an enormous range of services including: • • • • • • • •

emergency shelter transitional housing individual, group and family therapy addictions counseling children’s services supervised visitation and monitored custody exchanges court and hospital advocacy civil legal counsel

Partners in Hope The end of 2012 was filled with giving for Hope House and we thank all of our Partners in Hope. In November, The Girl Scouts from across the area came together for “Rolling in the Dough”—a day of making homemade rolls for those in our shelters. Our Holiday Gift Store got a whole lot merrier with

generous donations of gifts, toys, gift cards and cash from both Summit Ridge Academy and Lee’s Summit West High School. The Grainger Foundation presented Hope House with a check for $10,000 and the employees of QPS Employment chose Hope House to receive a check for $500.

Below, left to right: QPS Employment donating check; the Girl Scouts; Summit Ridge Academy gifts fill the room; the Grainger Foundation with their generous donation check. Bottom: Lee’s Summit West High School donating lots of goodies.

Hope House News

Spring 2013

PO Box 577 Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

HAVE A HEART 18 Annual Jazz & Blues Benefit th

hosted by “Mama” Ray to benefit Hope House

Sunday, April 7th BB’s Lawnside Bar-B-Q 1pm – 9pm Kick back and enjoy some of KC’s best BBQ and listen to all the jazz and blues you can handle: Mama Ray & The Allen Monroe Quartet along with many other area bands and special guests and a live auction between bands!

TICKETS Get your tickets at BB’s or Hope House or go to and click on events. Admission: $10 at the door or $8 in advance. BB’s Lawnside BBQ, 816.822.7427 1205 East 85th Street, KCMO (one block off Troost) Hope House: 816.461.4188 Ext 334 HOPE HOUSE P.O. Box 577, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 816.461.4188 Hotline: 816.461.HOPE (4673) Metro Hotline: 816.HOTLINE (463.5463) MaryAnne Metheny, CEO Christine Urbanek, Managing Editor For questions or comments, please email us at



CiCi Rojas, Chairperson Chris Ferguson, Chair Elect Sara Welch, Immediate Past Chair Sal Montalbano, Treasurer Carol Baker, Secretary Roberta Abramson Elizabeth Barnett Lisa Block Dr. Stephanie De La Torre Ashley Gillard Greg Lorei Roger Lumley Dara Macan Sarah Millin Kurt Pycior Adam Rossbach Becky Sandring Gary Walker Michael Williams

Carol Sue Bass Jacqueline Clark Dick Doherty Colleen Foudree Daren Fristoe Tom Holzbauer J. Scott King Barbara Koirtyohann Tom Krewson Phil LeVota Carol Mays Judy Ness Barbara Potts Norman Swails Donna Watkins Lysle Weeks Sally Winship

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