Message From the CEO – Spring 2023



Dear Friends,

Let me first say thank you for all of the incredible support you have provided Rose Brooks Center during these last many months. It’s impossible not to be grateful for your advocacy and genuine care as we consider all that we have been able to accomplish together in 2022.

I hope you all know that with your support you allow Rose Brooks Center the ability to serve those who need us most – those impacted by domestic violence. Accept our sincerest thank you for your part in helping keep individuals and pets safe, and for allowing many others in the community the ability to connect with a critical resource in order to live a life free from abuse.

As you look at the Impact Report, you will see a representation of the collective work provided to survivors and those affected by violence. One of the most profound results from last year is the number of individuals we spoke to on our 24/7 crisis hotline, totaling 11,707 calls. For those in danger, the hotline provides a listening ear, critical information, safety planning, and more. It is often an important first step toward finding safety and healing. It is just one example of the impact that is achieved by your kindness.

Within the Impact Report and throughout the newsletter, you will see and read about the lives of individuals who are seeking safety, support, and ultimately reclaiming their future. A future that will be brighter because of people like you.


With sincere gratitude,

Lisa Fleming, CEO

P.S. Rose Brooks is here. Our 24-hour crisis line is (816) 861.6100.

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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.