Foundations of Care



Rose Brooks Center’s three foundations of care are at the core of our most recent strategic plan. They help us establish structure throughout our programming, and allow us to accomplish our mission of breaking the cycle of domestic violence.

For nearly 45 years, Rose Brooks Center has provided safety and supportive services to hundreds of thousands of individuals, as we continue to offer programs that remove barriers for those seeking safety. We work with our community partners such as law enforcement, the legal system, and medical community to change how we respond to the needs and challenges survivors of domestic violence face. And we teach and mentor our community’s children with the hope of stopping domestic violence before it starts, while providing education to all survivors and helping them heal from the trauma of violence.

We are honored to be here for those who need us most — survivors and victims of domestic violence — regardless of where they are in their journey.

Foundations of Care

Keeping Families Safe provides a lifeline of support for victims and survivors, as well as safe housing and shelter where individuals, families, and pets find healing and a new beginning.

Creating a Safer Community extends critical services into the surrounding community — in places such as hospitals, courts, and alongside law enforcement.

Ending the Cycle addresses violence prevention through early intervention, education, therapy, and health services, while offering tools to establish income stability for survivors.

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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.