Kalani Foundation 501c(3) is a nonprofit organization that helps women, kids and their pets fleeing domestic violence.

About Us

Our Mission

Our Mission is to inspire a healthier community by providing immediate resources of

shelter, food, clothing and transportation when women, kids and their pets are fleeing

domestic violence.

Our Vision

We believe that by providing positive resources and education to women and kids

fleeing domestic violence that they will understand they are not alone and the road to

recovery can be achieved.

How Kalani Foundation Started

After my abuser cut my dog, Kalani's leg, I saw a horrid look in her eyes that spoke to my heart. I had to get Kalani

out of that environment to save her life and in turn, it actually saved mine. I was being abused and when my dog

was injured by my abuser, I knew it was time to leave.

Leaving is hard to do and even harder doing it alone. When I escaped from my abuser, it felt like I hit roadblocks

every step of the way. I am now a survivor but my experience gave me a passion to do more.

Domestic violence effects 1 in 4 women by their intimate partner at some point in their lifetime, according to the

CDC 2019, and 1 in 3 women will experience some form of sexual violence during their lifetimes. Domestic violence

has effected my life since my childhood and whether it was within my family unit or with men I dated, all I knew

was violence until I almost lost my life.

The Kalani Foundation was formed in July 2015, and in November 2019, we received our Nonprofit Articles of

Organization and EIN from the State of Missouri. Our mission is to provide immediate resources for women, kids

and their pets fleeing domestic violence.

Our goal is to incorporate safe housing in Smithville, Missouri, to help women with immediate housing needs when

fleeing from domestic violence.

  • Kristine Bunch, BS, MSEd, MBA
  • Executive Director
  • Hotline 24/7
  • (816) 832-4016

Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free with our one-click donation. We also do accept standard cash and check donations at our location.

You can get involved today by becoming a Volunteer. There are many ways you can help as a volunteer. Go to the volunteer sign up page to learn more.

Of course, Kalani needs financial support, however, we are always in need of items that will help survivors get on their feet. Go to our item donation page for needed items.

Become a Volunteer

With the aim of helping as many people as possible, we always lack enthusiastic volunteers. Click the button below to see how you can help.