Members of the Rotary Club of Western Johnson County donated $5500 to support the Newhouse Shelter organization. In 2012 Newhouse provided 24,769 bednights for woman and children that are trying to escape domestic violence. Newhouse, located in downtown Kansas City, MO., was founded in 1971 and employs 22 staff, including advocates, therapists, administrative, child care, and support. This is an 88 bed shelter providing 3 meals a day and supplying basic needs. JOCO West Rotary club looks forward to continued support for this organization.