Message From the CEO – Winter 2023



Dear Friends,

As another year draws to an end, it’s a common practice to look back and recognize the changes that have taken place in our lives. Our hope is that with change, we’ve also experienced personal growth. For those we serve at Rose Brooks Center, growth is accompanied by healing and recovery from the trauma of domestic violence.

When families come to Rose Brooks, to either make us their temporary home or as they engage in one of our many programs throughout the community, we know one thing is certain, they will experience healing. Thankfully, this is one of the many gifts that safety affords them.

With the support of Rose Brooks, survivors reclaim their independence, self-worth, and ultimately their futures as they begin to heal. Whether it’s individual counseling for adults or children, moving into a new home, or achieving that next milestone in a long and sometimes scary legal process, survivors can begin to look back on the previous days and weeks, and recognize a growth they didn’t know was possible.

As we look back, we also want to thank you, our friends, donors, and volunteers, for allowing us the opportunity to work alongside survivors reclaiming their lives. By your kindness, you offer them the gift of safety and become part of their healing and recovery.


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.