Housing Advocacy



While Rose Brooks Center is most often associated with its emergency shelter, thousands more survivors are served every year outside of shelter through its groundbreaking programs and services.

One challenge many survivors face is a challenge that many people have never considered – housing. Survivors are often escaping homes that are not safe, and they may not have the means to live independently from their abusers.

Through Rose Brooks’ housing advocacy programs, survivors find safe, affordable housing – and receive financial assistance, support and subsidies to allow them to begin a new life, with the peace of mind knowing their home is free from violence.

Rose Brooks actively focuses its efforts on addressing survivors’ housing needs. Staff educates landlords on domestic violence-related reasons survivors may have poor, or even lack, rental histories and then advocates on survivors’ behalf so landlords may accommodate such histories. Case managers help clients identify and pursue housing which they can maintain once any available financial assistance ends, considering rent reasonableness as well as Fair Market Rent values established by Housing and Urban Development Department.

Through Housing Advocacy, staff provides a host of wrap-around services that assist domestic violence survivors to live free from violence.

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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.