A Message From the CEO Spring 2020



“You Are Saving Lives”

Rose Brooks Center’s commitment and mission is about saving and changing lives. We are excited and proud to share with you our 2019 Impact Report. This report details the impact we have made through services provided to survivors, and accomplishments with our community partners as we work together to hold offenders accountable and keep victims safe. It is presented with deep appreciation to all of you, who have helped make this possible. You are saving lives.

We have encountered some significant challenges this past year, and faced our own personal losses and tragedies, but have been able to rise above them and continue to work together and provide the best services possible. We assisted the mayor in a new gun ordinance, restricting gun access to convicted and dangerous abusers, which he has shared statewide and with the governor. And we continue to be recognized by the community, funders, and throughout the country, for best practices in the field of domestic violence, advocacy, and fiscal excellence.

I know I am so very proud of all the work we have accomplished. But I am also extraordinarily honored that our community continues to stand behind us in our work. Every day, and every year, you are helping us reach our mission to break the cycle of domestic violence so that individuals and families can live free from abuse. For this, we are forever grateful.

Susan Miller, CEO

P.S. Rose Brooks is here. Our 24/7 Hotline is 816-861-6100.

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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.