Safety Helps Us Heal



For domestic violence survivors who are also experiencing trauma, feeling safe is very important. Safety affords our bodies and minds the ability to heal.


For many of us, we can relate to moments throughout our lives where we didn’t feel safe emotionally or physically. Sometimes this leads to a lack of trust in others and sometimes this lack of safety can stop us in our tracks from progressing emotionally.


At Rose Brooks Center we understand that ‘feeling’ safe and ‘being’ safe are two entirely different things – and we address both with victims and survivors of domestic violence who require shelter.


For those in emergency shelter, physical safety is the first layer, followed by wrapping them in the care needed to move forward, including addressing trauma for themselves and their children, providing education about their past relationships, and establishing connections in the community that support their physical and emotional safety.


One domestic violence survivor said it like this, “As you settle in [at Rose Brooks], you begin to breathe. You feel grateful that the stress and the fear is gone, especially for your kids. You realize you’ve learned so much since the day you arrived and being here has been much more than just a roof over your head – it’s been a place that has taught you how to stop the cycle of violence for yourself and your children. You’ve reclaimed your future, and have the quality of life you all deserve.”

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.