More Than Just a Set of Words



Our mission statement is more than just a set of words; it serves as a guiding force for the work we do at Rose Brooks Center. Ultimately, it answers that one fundamental question: “Why does Rose Brooks Center exist?”

You may first think it’s because people need emergency shelter. But it’s actually so much more complex. Think of it this way – if survivors of domestic violence have resources to safely leave an abusive relationship, resources to help them heal from the trauma they have experienced, and resources to land in safe, affordable housing with a means to care for themselves and their children – they are likely to break the cycle of domestic violence.

The journey mentioned above is still just a small percentage of survivors who may need emergency shelter and the comprehensive care that accompanies it. Breaking the cycle of domestic violence also means prevention programming, and advocacy work throughout our community and within our systems such as hospitals, courts, and law enforcement. Breaking the cycle means being there 24/7, educating the larger community, such as yourselves, and reminding survivors that Rose Brooks is here and they will always have access to safety and resources.


The mission of Rose Brooks Center is to break the cycle of domestic violence so that individuals and families can live free of abuse.

Rose Brooks Is Here

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.