Safeguarding the Futures of Survivors



Many of our supporters create lasting legacy gifts in their estate plans to support our mission. These supporters are called Rose Brooks Guardians and they help safeguard the futures of the survivors we serve every day. Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit those we serve after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that helps you provide for your family and also support Rose Brooks Center.

People give to charities for many reasons — to honor a loved one or to simply support an organization and cause they feel deeply about. Whatever the reason, we know legacy giving and estate planning can seem complicated and expensive. We’re pleased to offer FreeWill as an alternative: it makes estate planning simple, accessible, and 100% free for Rose Brooks supporters. Get peace of mind by updating or creating your legal will, including any estates plans, all in 20 minutes or less, by visiting

Please visit our website for more information, or contact Marla Svoboda,
Chief Development Officer, with any questions about gifts at

Using this free estate planning resource, you can write a legal will in little as 20 minutes AND at no personal cost to you. Protect what you love — and include a legacy gift to support Rose Brooks Center for years to come. Visit to start today.

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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.