Staying Connected to Students



During COVID-19, school shutdowns, and stay-at-home orders, students throughout the country were also being asked to continue to participate in learning via virtual classrooms. But when we don’t feel safe, learning becomes difficult, which is precisely why the staff in Rose Brooks Center’s school-based Project SAFE® program knew they needed to respond quickly. Project SAFE wanted to help their students feel as safe and resilient as possible while continuing to meet the emotional needs of students.

Because of the relationships Project SAFE staff have with their respective schools, they were seamlessly able to stay connected to their students despite not being in the classroom. “Since we did not have access to the individual students, we sent videos we created to the classroom teachers for distribution,” explains Stephanie Milby, Director of Children’s Services at Rose Brooks Center. “The teachers were extremely supportive and
excited for us to continue our work with the kids and truly saw us as educational partners.”

Many schools included Project SAFE’s videos on Counseling Google Classrooms as well as the individual teacher’s Google Classroom. All-in-all, videos were sent to approximately 40 classroom teachers during the stayat-home order, as Jackson County finished out the school year from home.

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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.


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