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 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