A Message From The CEO-Spring 2021



Dear Friends,

Earlier this year I made the difficult decision to retire as Rose Brooks Center’s CEO, after 25 years of being part of its mission and work – and it has really allowed me to reflect on Rose Brooks’ impact throughout the community.

The first thing that comes to mind is the unwavering support of you, our friends and donors. We simply could not do this work without you! You continue to allow Rose Brooks Center the ability to meet the needs of victims and survivors of domestic violence, even during one of the most difficult years in recent history.

I’m also reminded of the barriers survivors face when attempting to leave their abusive and violent relationships. I will always be astounded by the strength of survivors and the resiliency
that safety affords them in their darkest moments, as they begin to rewrite their stories.

Rose Brooks Center has helped create new stories for over 40 years, helping over 315,000 individuals, children and their pets escape domestic violence, providing them safety, security, and most of all, hope for a new life – a life without fear of violence. Because of that, I am left with the joy of knowing Rose Brooks will be here for as long as is needed to see a world without violence… all because of friends like you.

With sincere gratitude,

Susan Miller, 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.