This October Hope House is launching the first iCare Campaign, a community-wide domestic violence awareness and fundraising initiative. Many community leaders and businesses have joined Hope House as iCare Partners to say “iCare” about domestic violence and about working to help those who have been impacted. Among the community leaders taking a stand are Mayor Carson Ross of Blue Springs, Mayor Eileen Weir of Independence, Mayor Bill Baird of Lee’s Summit, Joe Reardon, and many others.

“Jackson County has one of the highest reports of domestic violence in the entire state of Missouri and that is why it is so important that so many community leaders are joining us for the iCare Campaign this year,” says Hope House CEO, MaryAnne Metheny. “Domestic violence impacts so many women, men, and children in our community and with the support of our leaders, local business, and supporters we are hoping to spread awareness, share resources for assistance, and take one step closer to a community without domestic violence.”

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and on Wednesday, October 30th, our iCare Partners and community leaders involved will be wearing a lapel sticker that says “Ask me why iCare”. They will wear this symbol throughout the day to raise awareness and show their support for those impacted by domestic violence. Employees from partnering businesses will also be conducting fundraising events throughout October to help raise critical funds to ensure that those who have made the courageous decision to leave their abuser have access to safe shelter and support services.

Businesses and community members interested in joining Hope House for the iCare campaign can still sign up. Contact Anne Aubuchon at 816-257-9328 or to register. More information about the iCare Campaign at