Last year, Rose Brooks housed hundreds of children in emergency shelter. Of those, 46% were five years old or under. In most cases, parents come to our shelter with very little belongings for themselves or their children, including all of the items needed to make it through the day with an infant or toddler.
Rose Brooks Center wants to be able to reduce as many barriers as possible for parents to get back on their feet and transition into a safe housing plan after their shelter stay. We accomplish this with the help of generous funders and donors like you, by reducing costs and assisting with diapers, formula, strollers, pack and plays, school supplies, uniforms, and more. In doing so, it allows parents to focus on saving for their future rental costs and utilities.
One mother of young children between the ages of newborn and 11 did not have her own transportation, and called her new stroller a “life saver.” She is now in safe and stable housing after her shelter stay and has the resources she needs for both her and her children to build a safe future.
The Children’s Program offers a wide variety of services to support the emotional and physical well-being of children who are healing from domestic violence.
- Individual and group therapy using play, art, music, and pet-assisted therapy help children find healthy ways to express their feelings in a safe environment and cope with trauma.
- Case management services help parents with safety planning and connecting with community resources to meet their children’s basic needs, school enrollment, health care, nutrition, and clothing.
- Parents benefit from Parent Support services and the Kid Zone, a play and learning environment children attend while the parent is participating in support services.