Support Planning and Therapy



Healing from trauma of any kind can be a long, painful, and sometimes confusing experience. When our trauma is due to an abusive relationship, it can feel like we are trying to rediscover ourselves AND find healing at the same time. Because of this, therapeutic care becomes a vital part of a survivor’s overall care and journey.

With funding from the Health Forward Foundation, Rose Brooks Center’s clinical care now includes an Assessment and Coordination Counselor. This is a new role in the clinical department, and it has had a great impact on clinical assessments for all new shelter residents and resource connections and support. Because the new counselor position is focused on initial client assessments and support planning, our therapists are able to focus on individual therapy services and the long-term mental health care survivors of domestic violence need.


As an example of further impact of the Assessment and Coordination Counselor position, with the added attention to support planning, survivors are more motivated and able to implement the safety and support strategies outlined in their plan. Not to mention, therapists are able to accept more clients than they ever have before.


Read more about our therapy services and the unique care we provide to those healing from the trauma of domestic violence.

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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.