A Message From the CEO



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.

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Rose Brooks Center

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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.