Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2023



October 1,  2023
For Immediate Release

Scott Mason
Director of Donor Stewardship and Marketing
Office: 816-605-7113


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Rose Brooks Center Recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Your Voice Matters


Kansas City, Mo, October 1, 2023 – October welcomes national Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One in four women and one in seven men will be victims of domestic violence at some point in their lifetime, and on average, three women are killed every day at the hands of a current or former intimate partner. This is the very reason we all must amplify our voices to reach more victims and survivors of domestic violence. Your voice matters.
Domestic violence impacts millions of people each year, but it can be prevented through prevention, education, and community awareness. It requires the collective voice and power of individuals, families, businesses, and systems – each whose voice adds a valued and powerful component to awareness and reminding victims, “you are not alone.”


Rose Brooks Center served more than 15,000 victims of violence last year alone. This included 11,707 individuals calling the crisis hotline, 984 survivors receiving support from court advocates, and more throughout the community and in emergency shelter. See all of our service numbers at


During October, communities across the country will not only mourn for those whose lives were taken by domestic violence, but celebrate the tremendous progress victim advocates and services have made over the years. We invite you to stand with Rose Brooks, with a true sense of unity to end domestic violence. Because your voice matters.



About Rose Brooks Center

Rose Brooks Center offers domestic violence services and programming in the Kansas City Metro area and beyond. While hundreds of individuals and pets find safety in emergency shelter, thousands more are served outside of shelter through groundbreaking community programs. Rose Brooks Center’s Hotline number is 816-861-6100.


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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.