Message From the CEO – Winter 2021



Dear Friends,

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


P.S. Rose Brooks is here. Our 24-hour help 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.