Message From the CEO – Spring 2022



Dear Friends,

As we begin to settle into another year, it is impossible not to reflect on 2021 with sincere gratitude. As you review Rose Brooks Center’s 2021 Impact Report, the numbers represent more than success — they represent individual lives impacted by your steadfast support and kindness.

Even more so, an impact report visually helps us understand the many layers of programming and support needed for those escaping domestic violence. A great example of this is found in the comprehensive support of the Housing, Economic Empowerment & Employment Advocacy programs. This specific layered support of establishing housing and economic stability is critical for ending the cycle of violence and ensuring the overall health of families. I like to think of it this
way . . . the long-term solution to creating a safe future is a home of your own and the income to survive.

It’s because of this I want to personally thank you all for your dedication to Rose Brooks Center’s mission. You allow our staff the ability to problem solve and help create safe futures for the incredibly resilient and strong survivors we serve.

With a grateful heart,

Lisa Fleming, CEO


P.S. I have to share that this past December we had 52 families with 111 children in homes of their own for the holidays. This is a gift that will live on in the homes and lives of survivors for generations to come.

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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.