Dear friends of Rose Brooks Center,
As many of you already know, I have accepted the role of CEO, following Susan Miller’s retirement this summer. Although it may seem appropriate to say, “It’s a pleasure to meet you,” I already feel as if I know each and every one of you.
As Rose Brooks’ Chief Operating Officer for the past 19 years, I have had the honor to work alongside many of you as volunteers and supporters, and have seen firsthand the impact of your investment in our mission. It’s your investment that allows our staff to work with our community partners, as they address the system-related barriers to safety that domestic violence survivors face. I am committed to sustaining the legacy of your kindness with survivor-centered advocacy, and building upon the achievements of the last 43 years, in which Rose Brooks Center has served this community.
Earlier this year, we launched an updated strategic plan for the ongoing quality of services; for learning and growth centered on equity and inclusion, accessibility, and trauma-informed care; as well as sustained organizational stability. The strength and impact of the plan is rooted in the voices of survivors, frontline staff, volunteers, and our community partners. We look forward to advancing best practices and strong community collaborations to help keep families safe, create safer communities, and end the cycle of violence. It is our shared vision that survivors throughout our community will have confidence that Rose Brooks is here for them.
When survivors reach out for help, they are taking a big step in reclaiming their future. And as we move into the second half of 2021, we maintain an unwavering commitment to providing the safety and resources survivors need to live free of abuse. On behalf of Rose Brooks and those we serve, thank you for standing with us.
With sincere gratitude,
Lisa Fleming, CEO