Kid Zone



Every year, Rose Brooks Center’s Children’s Program provides comfort and safety for those who are the youngest victims of domestic violence. As one might assume, shelter life can be stressful – especially for little ones. Our Children’s Program provides all the support and supplies needed to help children begin the healing process.

The Children’s Program focuses on the developmental and therapeutic treatment of the whole child. Children are wrapped in services and activities aimed at planning for their safety, identifying how the experience of domestic violence has impacted their life, and finding healthy ways to cope with the trauma triggers associated with being a survivor of violence.

One of those coping and support systems is called Kid Zone. The Kid Zone, staffed by the Children’s Support Specialist, is a multi-purpose onsite physical space with toys, art supplies, computers, and a variety of play stations for children. Kid Zone offers developmentally appropriate play and learning for children while their parent attends therapy or is taking part in other support resources. Additionally, school-age children regularly come to the Kid Zone after school for help with homework or to use the computers.

Rose Brooks Center Children’s Program also includes case management, family enrichment, parental education and support, and individual and group therapy for all ages.


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Rose Brooks Center

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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.