In August of 2020, Rose Brooks Center’s original service celebrated 42 years of providing critical care as a lifeline to thousands each year. In 1978, seven board members established a charter to support the community through shelters, hotlines, and education. On August 22, the Rose Brooks Hotline opened as a lifeline for the entire community – a first of its kind.
The term lifeline to describe a hotline is not used lightly. For victims in danger, it provides support, information, individual safety planning, resources, and a reminder that someone is out there who cares – and can help.
One survivor recounts her first call to the hotline. “You’re supposed feel safe at home. And I just didn’t know how to do it… how to get away. So I just picked up the phone and made the call. I called Rose Brooks. They talked with me about my situation and told me there was space available. And I’d have to say it was one of the best days of our lives as a family. It was a decision that I made that helped to brighten my future.”
If you or someone you know needs to talk, please consider reaching out to this free and confidential lifeline. Rose Brooks is here at 816-861-6100.
To read more about Rose Brooks Center’s start, and how we determined our name, visit our overview page at rosebrooks.org/about-rosebrooks/overview/.