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THE STORY:

Finding Hope ... 

A story from Emily, a domestic violence survivor


I remember how scared I was to dial 911. I was afraid he would hear me calling for help. As the police came to the door, I pulled my son closer. It was traumatic--my husband was being arrested for hitting me. 

Our domestic violence journey began years ago. It started with him shoving me here and there, throwing me against a wall, throwing objects at me, and of course the verbal assaults. And he had punched me before, but I'd never called the police before. 

I was calling the police because my husband punched me. I can't tell you how long that took to sink in. I was in shock. How did my husband and I get to this place tonight? I was so confused. And what now? Was I supposed to leave ny husband, my family, my friends? I had so many questions ... 

That night I called the police because things had escalated very quickly and I was scared for me and my son. The officer was great at calming the situation and asked me if I'd like to meet with someone from Hope House. I agreed. 

I met with an advocate who explained to me many ways I could manage this situation. First and foremost, she said, "You don't have to leave him, you can decide what you want to do and when you want to do it. We have many programs to help, shelter is one but we have so many more." What a relief that was to hear. She invited me to go to individual and group counseling where I could learn tools, skills, and boundaries to help me  live a life free from abuse.

They helped me put together a safety plan in the event things escalated again. As I mentioned, things were not volatile all of the time, but when they were, they escalated quickly. They helped me create a strategy to deal with crisis situations. And they let me know that if things got really bad, I could always get an order of protection to keep my son and I safe. They even offer emergency shelter in the event we needed it. 

Hope House offered me a safety net. They gave me answers to all of my questions (and I had a lot of them). They empowered me with tools and strategies. Most importantly, they were there for me every step of the way and they let me choose how best to handle my experience. 

I will forever be grateful to the team at Hope House who helped me find hope in a time in my life when I needed it the most. 

$28,330

MONEY RAISED
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  • Deanna & Greg Graves

    $500

  • Janice and Jerry Schaefer

    $500

  • Chris Foresee

    $25

  • Gennie Harold

    $100

  • Shannon Seipel

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sharon Gartin

    $50

  • Kathi Vandever

    $100

  • Dave and Candy Sprick

    $50

  • Maria Pfeifer

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Jerry & Cassy Venters

    $50

  • Greg HEISHMAN

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Joella Sommerhauser

    $50

  • Mark Buser

    $20

  • Cheryl Nash

     

  • Julia Hampton

    $30

  • Jennifer Swisher

    $30

  • Nancy Bass

    $10

  • Rich Decourcy

    $25

  • Diane Forte

    $50

  • Tim and Denise Clark

    $25

  • Joe piccinini

    $50

  • The King Family

    $25

  • Paula Thell

    $30

  • Miriam Maiden

    $25

  • David King

    $25

  • Helen Hatridge

    $25

  • Warren and Marge Metheny

     

  • Twila v. Gregg

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Colin Kaepernick

     

  • Patricia Person

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Steve and Colleen Boatwright

    $25

  • Matt & Mandy Kruger

    $50

  • Susan Black

    $25

  • Carrie and Matt Wendel

    $100

  • Joel and Dana Pasley

    $50

  • Audrie Seeley & Company

    $500

  • Mike and Cindi Rape

    $250

  • The Barnett's

    $100

  • Philip Aitken

    $50

  • Denise Bury

     

  • ryan shriver

    $25

  • David flessner

    $25

  • Diana Hess

    $50

  • Brooke Broberg

    $25

  • Dara Macan

    $50

  • Diane pickett

    $25

  • Pete Ruddick

    $50

  • Adam Bryant

    $100

  • Marci Michnick

    $50

  • laurie williams

    $50

  • Betsy Peterson

    $25

  • John and Ellen Davidson

    $100

  • Eric & Teri Hughey

    $75

  • Virginia Robertson

    $10

  • Marcia Youker

    $50

  • Rusty & Myra

    $100

  • Foundation4 Domestic Violence Prevention

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nancy Hunter

    $75

  • Foundation4 Domestic Violence Prevention

     

  • Mike and Cindi Rape

    $250

  • Foundation4 Domestic Violence Prevention

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Missouri Department of Natural Resources - KC Regional Office

    $115

  • Rob Phipps

    $150

  • Rebecca Crawford

    $20

  • Catherine Johnson

    $50

  • Heather Goulette

     

  • Anonymous

    $5,000

  • Debbie Newham

    $25

  • Erica and Brandon Froelich

    $100

  • Cara Heiden

    $250

  • Colleen Ferrier

    $500

  • Dana Laurine

    $100

  • Joy Myrick

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • DH Pace Company Inc.

    $300

  • Peter and Martha Bogucki

    $25

  • Jeff Graham

    $100

  • Angie Tuck

    $100

  • Mary Bogucki

    $50

  • Valerie Kramer

    $25

  • Foundation4 Domestic Violence Prevention

     

  • Lindsay Preisinger

    $50

  • Sarah and Travis Knight

    $1,000

  • E&K of Kansas City, Inc.

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Marilyn Kuntz

    $25

  • Mark Hagan

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Carol Baker

    $50

  • Jacqueline Clark

     

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189% Raised of $15,000 Goal

The Team: $28,330 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Hope House, Inc.

Amount Raised

$18,635

 

124% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MaryAnne Metheny

Amount Raised

$2,785

 

557% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lee Moore

Amount Raised

$2,675

Fundraiser Title

Jenn Nussbeck

Amount Raised

$1,295

Fundraiser Title

Douglas King

Amount Raised

$1,150

 

115% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Whitney Bartelli

Amount Raised

$800

Fundraiser Title

Angela Presnell

Amount Raised

$305

 

31% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Denise Griffin

Amount Raised

$300

 

60% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Jacqueline Clark

Jacqueline Clark

4 months ago

Carol Baker

Carol Baker

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

4 months ago

Mark Hagan

Mark Hagan

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Marilyn Kuntz

Marilyn Kuntz

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

4 months ago

E&K of Kansas City, Inc.

E&K of Kansas City, Inc.

DONATION: $300

4 months ago

Sarah and Travis Knight

Sarah and Travis Knight

DONATION: $1,000

4 months ago

Lindsay Preisinger

Lindsay Preisinger

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Foundation4 Domestic Violence Prevention

Foundation4 Domestic Violence Prevention

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