Here we are again at the end of another year and we are reminded how much can happen in a single year’s time. Just like the rest of the world, we at Rose Brooks Center continue to adapt to change and prepare for expected challenges. Because of this, it is impossible not to reflect on those we serve and their ability to navigate the complexities of what is required of them to be free from domestic violence.
For survivors, safety can mean many things. It can be a safety plan that helps them think through risks and the supports available to them. It can mean having a Rose Brooks advocate by your side in court so you don’t have to face your abuser alone. For many survivors it means immediate safety behind the gates of Rose Brooks Center’s emergency shelter. Survivors’ hopes and dreams of a safe future are fulfilled through long-term housing and economic stability. All of these resources are a reality because of our friends, volunteers, and supporters who stand alongside us all year long.
We anticipate survivors will face significant challenges in the coming year and will need your support more than ever. Thank you all for the gifts of safety you provide each and every day to survivors and their families. With your help — and your voices — survivors of domestic violence will have a bright and safe future, and we can make our vision of a world without violence a reality, for everyone.
With a grateful heart,
Lisa Fleming, CEO
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