A Message To Staff-Standing Together



Dear Rose Brooks Center staff,

Each day you face head on the trauma that survivors and those impacted by violence endure.  Each day you provide guidance and support for those individuals as they begin to heal.  You support the very foundation of what our vision represents – envisioning a world without violence – and the work you do can be emotionally exhausting.

With the recent events on Wednesday, January 7th, as we all watched and listened to reports about the attack on the United States Capital, we were again exhausted by the trauma of violence. Those we serve, including our children, are all watching and experiencing added trauma, due in part by the clear examples of racial disparity allowing it to happen.

What we witnessed was wrong and it threatens our community and the communities we support at a time when we were already reeling from the health impact of the pandemic and the incredibly painful racial injustices facing our country.

As we all continue to combat racism and work together to bring injustice into clear focus, we will stand against hate.  We do this on behalf of those we serve as well as for our community.

In the words of former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and founder of the nonprofit organization Fair Fight, Stacey Abrams,  “Effective leaders must be truth seekers, and that requires a willingness to understand truths other than our own.”

Thank you all for your leadership as we stand stronger together and create safer futures for everyone.

With sincere gratitude, Susan

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.