Twenty to Know in Nonprofits



We wanted to share some exciting news! We are extraordinarily proud of Rose Brooks Center’s CEO, Lisa Fleming, and her inclusion in the Kansas City Business Journal’s “Twenty to Know.” We all know that Lisa is a determined advocate and clear voice for survivors of domestic violence and removing the barriers to safety victims face throughout our community. We collectively thank Lisa for her leadership, care, and advocacy.


From the article:
“These nonprofit leaders are fighting the good fight for causes in KC. If you and your company are committed to giving back to the community, these people need to be in your network. Fleming was a natural to lead the Kansas City shelter for domestic violence victims when Susan Miller retired in 2021. Fleming had spent the previous 19 years as COO of Rose Brooks Center and before that had been an advocate for the nonprofit, giving her a view of operations, philosophy and direction from the bottom up through the strategic planning process. The nonprofit provided more than 64,000 nights of shelter for 634 adults and children in 2022, as well as 135 pets. Fleming is a longtime volunteer for KC Pet Project and State Line Service League.”

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.