A Strong Finish With Year End Giving



It’s been said that what people remember is the beginning and the end — how we start and how we finish. Well, if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we have lived each day with new experiences and challenges that we will not soon forget.

With the close of 2020, each of us are also faced with decisions concerning our futures. Here at Rose Brooks Center we are constantly planning for tomorrow. We do this because we know the families we serve depend on it. But we also do it because we know we have friends and supporters who have made an investment in our mission. . . and we thank you.

As you consider your year-end gifts or planned giving options, remember there are several ways to help. 1) Making a gift of securities to support our mission is as easy as instructing your broker to transfer the shares. 2) Rose Brooks also accepts grants from your Donor Advised Fund, appreciated stocks or bonds. 3) You can gift through your will or trust allowing you to save money for the future and ensure you take care of your loved ones first.

Thank you for helping Rose Brooks Center have a strong finish and create safe futures.

P.S. To read more about planned giving or other unique giving opportunities without writing a check, look at these other articles by Chief Development Officer, Marla Svoboda.

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Questions about giving?
P.S. And don’t forget the coronavirus relief bill has three key charitable tax benefits for you. Are you taking advantage? Visit www.rosebrooks.planmygift.org/ or contact Marla Svoboda, Chief Development Officer at marla@rosebrooks.org for more information.

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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.