Life is a CABARET



Cabaret 2020 was an incredible success and such a great time with Broadway and TV star Megan Hilty! She brought energy, humor, and recognized the impact created for those that Rose Brooks Center serves.

Cabaret raises critical funds for the families and pets who find safety at Rose Brooks Center, and we would like to thank all of our guests and sponsors who reminded us that we couldn’t save as many lives without them.

The 33rd Anniversary Cabaret on Sunday, March 1, 2020, was a life-saving success, with $649,000 raised by a community of friends, partners, and event leadership. We thank everyone for their commitment to help us end violence in the lives of thousands of families and pets. Megan Hilty entertained guests with some favorite Broadway hits, including tunes from her Broadway debut musical, Wicked! Event Chairs Dean and Anita Newton reminded attendees about the important life-saving impact of their support.

We thank our committed sponsors for their kindness.

Please stay tuned for more information about our upcoming Cabaret, a Virtual GALA, on Sunday, March 7, 2021! Visit our events page for more information at


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.