Empowerment by Employment



“This place saved my life, literally!” A Rose Brooks Center client shared these powerful words in an agency survey. These words are exactly why we take our mission so seriously – because we know what is at risk for survivors and their families. It is a humbling experience to be a part of helping someone build a new future, oftentimes beginning again from scratch.

Nationally, 30% to 52% of employed victims of domestic violence lose their jobs due in part to domestic violence. Survivors have endured partners who have caused employment sabotage, and long-term harm to the survivor’s employment history. The need for employment advocacy among survivors is critical as they build a new future, free from violence.

Our Employment Advocacy Program helps survivors create independence by improving employment readiness, job obtainment, and job retention – in addition to other economic and long-term housing goals.

For those who have to start over, this program delivers empowerment by employment – and it is creating safe, independent futures for survivors of domestic violence.

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.