Message From the CEO – Summer 2022



Dear Friends of Rose Brooks Center,

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer, filled with special moments and memories with friends, family, or loved ones. At Rose Brooks Center, we count it an honor to walk alongside those we serve, as they create new and lasting memories all summer long.

Some of the memories that we truly love to see here at Rose Brooks Center are the ones where both adults and children are smiling and laughing. Sometimes it’s a sprinkler to run through on a hot day, or a back-to-school field day filled with fun and games for the entire family. Other times, it’s a family-style cookout to celebrate the holidays or children happily playing with their pets.

Regardless of the moment, there is a profound significance that is not lost on us as we watch survivors create new memories because of their safe environment. As a matter of fact, feeling safe is one of the many ingredients our bodies and minds need in order to heal.

By your many gifts of time and kindness, you allow countless families the space to not only create special moments together, but the time to heal from trauma.

We thank you for these incredible gifts and wish you a safe and happy rest of your summer.


With sincere gratitude,

Lisa Fleming, CEO

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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.