Summer Fun



As Lisa mentioned in this issue’s letter, summer at Rose Brooks Center is often filled with fun and laughter, much to the efforts of staff, volunteers, and partners who want to help create memories for the families living at Rose Brooks. Below are just a few examples of our summer fun so far.


Summer Reading is Fun! Kids earn credit and rewards by reading books, having a parent read to them and/or by attending a Wednesday afternoon reading circle with our Children’s Support Specialist. Ready, STEM, Go! On Tuesdays, the Kansas City Public Library facilitates a group STEM activity for everyone. A Time to Heal. One night each week support staff facilitate education and therapy groups. Lions, Baseball, and Concerts! Thanks to many of our community friends, such as the Kansas City Zoo, The Kansas City Royals, and Starlight Theatre, families enjoy all of the fun Kansas City has to offer throughout the summer.

P.S. We’ve had one outside day each week dedicated to water play and general silliness.

Wait there’s more!

Coming up on Thursday, August 4th, Rose Brooks Center will host their annual Field Day for families and staff. After missing a couple of years due to COVID, everyone is excited to see its return.

Taking place on Rose Brooks Center’s campus, families, staff and volunteers enjoy countless games, including a water balloon toss, sidewalk chalk and hula hoops, a golf ball spoon race, and much MORE. We round out the event with a summer-themed lunch and back-to-school activities where children receive backpacks and school supplies!

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.