A Message From the CEO – Winter 2019



Dear Friends,

While this time of year is usually focused on gift giving and helping others, there are really no words to describe what an experience it is to hear from the families in shelter that they feel safe. For many, it’s the very first time.

This is the extraordinary gift that you give through your time, donations, and generosity. A gift that continues all year long as families heal from domestic violence and continue to move forward. It is much more than just safe shelter that you provide, which is key for so many, but it is also about wrapping them in services. Services like therapy that help survivors progress through the pain and begin to heal. Services provided through our case managers who help with job skills, financial planning, or legal proceedings. Or services like the Children’s Program, meeting the healing needs of hundreds of kids each year.

These are the gifts you give. It is during this time of year that we always look back and feel incredibly thankful for our friends and supporters. You have allowed the survivors we serve to also have a happy and safe year full of healing. Thank you.

Happy Holidays,

Susan K. Miller, CEO

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

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.