End-of-Year Gifts Help All Year Long



Did you know that 30-40% of all monetary donations to Rose Brooks Center are received in just the last two months of the year? It’s true! These gifts create a substantial impact and help provide safety all year long. This holiday season, these donations are especially important as we strive to meet the increased needs of domestic violence survivors and manage federal funding cuts.

There are a variety of ways to provide safety through end-of-year giving: appreciated stock, qualified charitable distributions (QCDs), an online donation, or by writing a check. You can also volunteer or remember Rose Brooks Center in your planned giving [see a free way to write a legal will below]! And remember, if you have ANY Missouri tax liability, Domestic Violence Tax Credits are available when you donate to Rose Brooks Center. The tax credit application is simple and we are happy to help.

What Is A Tax Credit?

A tax credit is a sum subtracted from the total amount a taxpayer owes to the state. Unlike deductions and exemptions that reduce taxable income, credits directly reduce taxes owed. The value of the credits is subtracted from the total amount of owed taxes. Rose Brooks Center currently has Missouri Domestic Violence (DV) Tax Credits for up to 50% of your gift.

To read more about Tax Credits visit: www.rosebrooks.org/how-to-help/tax-credit/

Please visit our website for more information, or contact Marla Svoboda,
Chief Development Officer, with any questions about gifts at marla@rosebrooks.org

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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.