Early in 1991, members of Harrisonville, Missouri, Business and Professional Women's club attended a workshop on domestic violence and its impact on families and communities. Realizing that Cass County was without services for battered women and their children, the Business and Professional Women's club knew they must take on the task. In April, 1992, an informational meeting at Cass Medical Center was attended by 120 Cass County citizens. The first Board of Directors was established in January 1993, and ground breaking began June 5, 1994. Since Hope Haven opened its doors on August 1, 1995, over 14,000 victims have been served.
At Hope Haven, we provide support groups for victims of domestic and sexual violence to help find coping skills, understand domestic/sexual violence, and learn to set healthy boundaries in relationships. Hope Haven also offers children's group during adult groups. Children's groups aim to instill healthy coping skills, improve communication, recognize thoughts and feelings, and understand safe people and places. If you're interested in attending a support group at Hope Haven, call 816.380.4663.