Testing out editing this story. Earlier this spring, our hearts broke at the senseless violence impacting Black clients, staff and community, and we continue to stand with Black Lives Matter and others who want to be part of the solution.
We also saw unimaginable health concerns due to COVID-19 that required our swift action to provide uninterrupted services. Through it all, we maintained our vision, regardless of our circumstances.
Rose Brooks Center envisions a world without violence. This has been our vision statement for over 40 years – and we believe it fully.
It is because of this vision that one of our initiatives is to create safer communities for those we serve, our staff, and our community. Rose Brooks Center will continue to advocate for victims of domestic violence who experience cultural and racial disparities. And we will continue to provide safety and support to all who are taking those incredibly difficult steps to leave abuse behind.
So, why do I believe we can have a world without violence? I believe it because I have seen the strength of Rose Brooks clients and staff when facing adversity or overcoming violence. I have witnessed the tireless work of our advocates when working with clients, and the steps taken by the systems we partner with to create change.
But mostly it is because I know the power of our collective voices. When we stand together, we collectively remind this world there are still countless people impacted by domestic violence, who need to hear our voices and see our actions.
Thank you for standing with Rose Brooks Center.
Susan Miller, CEO
P.S. Rose Brooks is here. Our 24/7 Hotline is 816-861-6100.