A Message From the CEO – Summer 2019



When I think about what it takes to end the cycle of domestic violence, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for those in our community who are standing with us – to ensure thousands of families have a safe future, free from abuse. Just like the families we serve, they can’t do it alone, and we can’t do it alone either. . . so thank you.

With each newsletter, we hope to bring you updates about our programs and services, and the many ways Rose Brooks Center meets the needs of victims and survivors. We also hope you see yourselves in the solution and support given to each individual and child.

Within this issue, you will read about our court advocates as they help victims navigate the legal system and protect their rights. You will hear about students who were deeply impacted by the support they received from a Project SAFE® prevention specialist. You will read about the healing power of food, as Rose Brooks Center meets the basic need of nutrition by providing healthy meals to the families living in emergency shelter, and learn of the living legacy of one special volunteer.

In all of these stories, and more, you are part of the solution. Through your time, resources, and donations, you have made it possible, and are part of their story of healing and safety.

We thank you for standing with us as we all work to create safe futures.


Susan K. 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.