Annual Report 2020



Rose Brooks Center’s Initiatives

Our initiatives are centered around three critical pillars to accomplish our mission of breaking the cycle of domestic violence. Below you will find Rose Brooks Center’s 2020 Impact Report, representing far more than numbers, they are individual lives impacted by your steadfast support and kindness.

Keeping Families Safe

43,312 nights of safety were provided to 665 adults and children through emergency shelter and housing.

2,169 nights of safety were provided to 60 family pets in our on-site pet shelter.

8,399 individuals in crisis called Rose Brooks Center’s hotline to speak to one of our trained hotline advocates.

A Safer Community

892 patients experiencing domestic violence met with hospital advocates through Rose Brooks’ Bridge Program™, in 12+ hospitals and clinics.

1,548 survivors were helped by court advocates, helping them navigate the legal system while providing advocacy and ongoing support.

2,732 calls to Rose Brooks Center from police on the scene of highly lethal domestic violence situations, as part of a Lethality Assessment Program with KCPD.

Ending The Cycle

385 adults and children reclaimed their lives through individual and group therapy, helping them heal from the trauma of domestic violence.

1,558 students learned about healthy relationships and received therapeutic care through our school-based violence prevention program, Project SAFE®.

550 collective economic and employment advocacy sessions were provided to adults, helping address the financial barriers that keep survivors in dangerous relationships.

171 clients received 519 services both in-person and via telemedicine, including health advocacy and medical care through the SafeCARE health clinic.

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.