A Letter From the New CEO



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

Rose Brooks Is Here

Rose Brooks Center

Rose Brooks Center is about saving lives. Read letters from the CEO, stories about featured programs, and more here.

Bridge Program

Serving patients experiencing domestic violence in the safety of local hospitals and clinics.

Children's Programs

Offering a wide variety of services to support the emotional and physical well-being of children who are healing from domestic violence.

Community Training

Since 2001, Rose Brooks Center has been providing quality domestic violence education to the Kansas City community and beyond.

Court Advocacy

Advocating for and guiding survivors through complex court systems.

Economic Empowerment

Helping survivors repair the effects of economic abuse through credit repair, budgeting, and education.

Emergency Shelter

Providing a safe sanctuary where individuals, families, and pets are welcomed, wrapped in support, and can begin to heal.

Employment Advocacy

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.

Onsite Clinic

On-site medical and healthcare services within the safety of emergency shelter.

Pet Shelter

An on-site state-of-the art pet shelter for dogs, cats, and other family pets.

Police Advocacy

Providing advocacy services for victims of domestic violence and education for officers to improve victims safety.

Project SAFE

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.


Stories about our incredible volunteers and the work they do to support our mission.