Keeping Families Safe



Emergency shelter services for survivors of domestic violence are imperative for protection, providing adults and children with a highly secure temporary home, allowing them to heal. In other words, keeping families safe is fundamental in helping them create safe futures for generations to come.

Rose Brooks’ Emergency Shelter program is a core program among the agency’s many services. It is a lifeline to the most vulnerable survivors who must leave their own home in order to be safe. Once inside the safety of Rose Brooks Center, survivors, their children, and their pets are provided with a room, and receive three daily meals, clothing, bedding, and personal care items to help them get settled.

Nearly every day, all of the beds at Rose Brooks Center are occupied with individuals who need respite to recover from the trauma they have experienced. Shelter advocates offer a hand and a caring support system as survivors and their children walk their new paths to a future without violence.

We thank each and every volunteer, donor, and staff member who give of their time and resources to help keep families safe through such a vital community resource.

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This sign greets every survivor, child, and staff member as they enter emergency shelter. The unspoken reminder of what safety can offer our bodies and souls.

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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.