How Will You Be Remembered



Make 2021 your year to update or create your estate plan, allowing you to plan for the future. You can create the legacy you want to leave, ensuring your family is protected well into the future. Without these documents, the laws of your state will determine how your assets are divided after your lifetime. This may leave out people and organizations that are important to you.

Time for an Update?
If you have already created your estate plan, take time this year to make sure it is current, especially if you have experienced life events such as:
• A change in marital status for you or someone in your family
• A new child
• The loss of a loved one
• A move to a new state
• The desire to make an impact at organizations like Rose Brooks Center in the future

Make Rose Brooks Center Part of Your Legacy.
When you include a gift to Rose Brooks Center in your estate plan, you ensure your support for our work continues into the future. Contact Marla Svoboda, Rose Brooks Center Chief Development Officer at or 816-605-7110 to learn more.

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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.