Message From the CEO – Summer 2023



Dear Friends,

On behalf of everyone at Rose Brooks Center, we hope you are enjoying the many activities that summer can bring. For the families we serve, this time of year is full of outdoor fun and back-to-school events, alongside the work we do every day to keep survivors and our communities safe.

Summer also brings the beginning of our new fiscal year, starting July 1st. Before each new fiscal year, we plan for the sustainability of our vital programs, and the means through which we will achieve success. Through various support channels, such as grants, individual donations, events, investments, and much more, we are able to meet the unique and challenging needs of thousands of families, individuals and pets each year.

As you read the program updates in this issue, we hope you see the impact that you are helping to make on those seeking a life free from abuse. You are part of the equation of our planning and support. With your help, we look forward to another year of achieving our mission of breaking the cycle of domestic violence.


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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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.