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The Bridge Program™ of Rose Brooks Center is a hospital-based program that connects victims of domestic violence to services and support, all in the safety of the hospital setting. Advocates provide 24/7 on-call support to approximately 14 area hospitals and clinics throughout the metro area. As one of our longest-standing community programs, The Bridge Program launched in Truman Medical Center 22 years ago, and has continued to evolve to meet the needs of the community as well as the healthcare system.

To amplify this program’s evolution into systems change within the healthcare setting – in 2019 alone, 1,033 patients who were experiencing domestic violence met with hospital advocates through Rose Brooks’ Bridge Program™. Additionally, over 1,000 hospital staff were trained on how to safely screen patients for domestic violence, and refer then to services.

***PROGRAM UPDATE*** 

This year Rose Brooks Center’s Bridge Program team has established a new partnership with Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences to provide training, consultation and direct service response to the college staff and faculty. Because helping professionals are three times more likely to be victims of domestic violence, this is a crucial step in providing additional care through the Bridge Program.

Many healthcare professionals are reluctant to disclose abuse in their own relationships because of the nature of their work. Having a Bridge Program advocate provide resources, connects the healthcare professional to further support without worry of privacy

To learn more about all community programs, visit
rosebrooks.org/services/community-outreach/.

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Serving patients experiencing domestic violence in the safety of local hospitals and clinics.
Offering a wide variety of services to support the emotional and physical well-being of children who are healing from domestic violence.
Since 2001, Rose Brooks Center has been providing quality domestic violence education to the Kansas City community and beyond.
Advocating for and guiding survivors through complex court systems.
Helping survivors repair the effects of economic abuse through credit repair, budgeting, and education.
Providing a safe sanctuary where individuals, families, and pets are welcomed, wrapped in support, and can begin to heal.
Employment Advocacy includes developing job interview skills, job search, and ongoing support to survivors in maintaining employment.
Providing confidential support, information, individual safety planning, resources, and more. The 24-hour Hotline is 816-861-6100.
Helping survivors find safe, affordable housing and gain economic stability within a safe home, free from violence.
On-site medical and healthcare services within the safety of emergency shelter.
An on-site state-of-the art pet shelter for dogs, cats, and other family pets.
Providing advocacy services for victims of domestic violence and education for officers to improve victims safety.
A school-based violence prevention program working to end the cycle of domestic violence by providing support to youth dealing with violence at home or communities.
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