Wellness and Resiliency



The Wellness and Resiliency Program has been part of Rose Brooks Center’s overall wellness strategy for decades. We recognize that our staff’s wellbeing is essential to addressing the safety and wellness for a large and diverse group of individuals in and around Kansas City.

Our wellness program is always evolving based on what staff members indicate will be most effective. The program encompasses mental health resources and care, physical wellbeing, social wellness and networks, financial resources, and more. Lisa Fleming, Rose Brooks Center’s CEO, explains her love for the program, “I love that on any given week our staff have the option to get outside to walk the backyard trail or take a breather in the meditation garden. Staff can seek in-person or virtual counseling from our EAP, workout in our on-site gym, benefit from on-site vaccinations, try out yoga for the first time, or my personal favorite – take a break with our therapy dog, Cooper.”

Speaking of Cooper! At Rose Brooks Center, we’ve long understood that comprehensive care also includes the human-animal bond. Which is why Rose Brooks added a four-legged member to the clinical program and staff, a therapy dog named Cooper. Cooper is a three-year-old Beagle/Aussie mix acquired through a partnership with Warrior’s Best Friend, a local nonprofit providing trained canines to trauma survivors.

Cooper spends most of his time in Rose Brooks’ emergency shelter; however, he also is utilized for individual therapy or group settings, or when a survivor or staff needs added comfort. Most importantly, as victims and survivors come into shelter with severe trauma, Cooper is a constant source of comfort, bringing healing and recovery.

. To read more about our pet services, visit: https://rosebrooks.org/service/therapy-services/

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.