Impact Report 2022



Impact Report

Here you will find Rose Brooks Center’s 2022 Impact Report from January 1 – December 31, 2022. Representing far more than service numbers, they are individual lives impacted by the steadfast support and kindness of our donors, volunteers and friends.

Emergency Shelter & Housing

64,698 nights of safety were provided to 634 adults and children through emergency shelter and housing. Safe shelter and housing allows the mind and body to heal, as each member of the family receives respectful, individualized care and support.

Pet Services

We, along with those we serve, are so grateful that families living in shelter have the choice to keep their pets with them in their private rooms, where pets have the space to heal alongside their loving owners. We also have an on-site pet shelter with state-of-the art kennels for dogs, cats, and other family pets as needed. In total, 2,474 nights of safety were provided to 135 pets.


11,707 individuals called Rose Brooks Center’s hotline to speak to a trained hotline advocate. For many it is a lifeline and where their journey to safety begins. The term “lifeline” to describe its impact is not used lightly. For victims in danger, it provides support, information, individual safety planning, resources, and a reminder that someone is out there who cares – and can help.

The Bridge Program

681 patients experiencing domestic violence met with hospital advocates through Rose Brooks’ Bridge Program™ in 2022. Serving 5 health systems throughout the Kansas City metro area, this hospital-based program provides compassionate and confidential care, including shelter and community resources, orders of protection, safety planning, and other life-saving services.

Court Advocacy

Court advocates assisted 984 survivors, helping them navigate the legal systems while providing advocacy and ongoing support. For more than 20 years, Rose Brooks Center has been a significant and respected part of the Jackson County court and legal systems, standing alongside survivors when they needed us most.

Police Advocacy

The LAP is designed to encourage victims to utilize the community’s domestic violence services, thereby reducing risk of re-assault. Based on the screening completed by the officer at the scene, if a victim is identified as high-risk of being killed by their partner, officers connect them to Rose Brooks immediately. Last year. 2,631 calls were received by advocates through this program.

Clinical Services

The Clinical Program offers individual therapy and group support services, helping empower adult and child survivors to reclaim their lives through the complex healing process. In 2022, 302 adults and children began their healing journey on their way to a safe and healthy future.

Project SAFE®

Rose Brooks Center’s Project SAFE® program is a school-based violence prevention program within Jackson County, working with children by providing group support and education at schools, on-site, and during the school day – the most effective strategy to reach students. For the 2021-2022 school year 1,634 students participated in this school-based program.

Economic and Employment Advocacy

837 collective economic empowerment and employment advocacy sessions were provided to adults, helping address the financial barriers that keep survivors in dangerous relationships. The added support of employment advocacy helps survivors create independence by improving employment readiness, job obtainment and retention – in addition to other economic and housing goals.

On-Site Health Clinic

When families come to Rose Brooks Center, they are wrapped in services, including addressing their healthcare needs. Last year, 181 clients received 507 services both in-person and via telemedicine, including health advocacy, medical and dental care.

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14,660 safety planning sessions between survivors and Rose Brooks Center staff were provided in 2022. A safety plan identifies options, evaluates those options, and creates a plan to reduce the risk of violence, both during the relationship or once the relationship is over.

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More safety plans, including: Safety Planning While Living With Your Abuser, Safety Planning With Your Children, Youth Safety Plans, or Safety Planning With Your Pets can all be found at

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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.