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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To read more about a personalized safety plan, visit www.rosebrooks.org/safety-planning/
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 www.rosebrooks.org/contact/receive-help/