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About Hope House - Missouri's Largest Domestic Violence Shelter

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 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.

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hope house CEO MaryAnne Metheny

Hope House 1983


Our Team:


February 2016 - Missouri Mavericks’ long home stand continues this weekend against Indy (KC Star) 


February 2016 - Chiefs Alex Smith named NFL's best-looking quarterbacl (KCTV-5)


January 2016 - Women throw hundreds of bras at Kansas City's Tech N9ne; what he does with them will surprise you (KSHB - Channel 41)


December 2015 - Local companies team up to help Hope House (This is KC)


The organization is led by CEO MaryAnne Metheny. She has been with the organization for more than 24 years. With her vast experience in the domestic violence field, she has become one of Missouri’s top advocates for DV awareness and is often looked to as a leader in the DV community.

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January 1, 1983
Hope House opens first shelter in Independence. It is able to shelter 15 women and children. The Hope House 24 hour hotline is established: 816-461-HOPE.

In just one year of operation, Hope House is able to provide safe shelter for 570 women and 240 children. Approximately 949 hotline calls were received that first year.

Hope House moves to larger 4 bedroom/2 bath shelter donated by RLDS Church. The new facility is able to shelter 30 women and children.

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More About Hope House:

Hope House services form a safety net of prevention, education and support for thousands of people traumatized by domestic violence every year. Residential services are provided through two secure locations in Independence and Lee’s Summit, Missouri and comprehensive outreach services are provided to those not needing secure shelter.  122 women and children can be housed between the two locations. 

For more than 30 years, Hope House programs and services have expanded to include:

  • Outreach therapy
  • Court and legal program
  • A safe visitation center
  • Hospital-based advocacy
  • On-call women's advocates who work with area police departments
  • Professional trainings on domestic violence for medical students, newly recruited police officers, corporations, hospital personnel and social workers


Domestic Violence Statistics at Hope House

Hope House's hotline and programs help thousands of survivors of domestic violence each year. Within the last year we logged the following numbers: 

  • Number of bednights: 45,000+
  • Number of meals:  99,000+
  • Number of therapy sessions offered:  2,800+
  • Number of domestic violence call-outs responded to:  110+
  • Number of hotline calls: 6,300+
  • Number of people educated on the impact of domestic violence: 3,700+

Even with 100 percent funding and staffing, the need would still be greater than the resources available. For those we are able to help every day, we depend on the Kansas City community giving back to their neighbors in need through monetary donations and volunteer hours. 

Hope House is Committed to Transparency

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