A World Without Violence and Oppression



June 3, 2020
For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Scott Mason, Director of Marketing


Dear Friends,

Rose Brooks Center envisions a world without violence. Our hearts break at the senseless violence impacting Black clients, staff and community, and we stand with #BlackLivesMatter and others who want to be part of the solution and see an end to police brutality.

One of our initiatives is to create safe communities – including educating our staff and community partners while addressing ways in which systemic racism and oppression continues to impact the Black community. 
Rose Brooks Center will continue to learn from others and support healing within the systems we support, while removing barriers to care and advocating for victims of domestic violence who experience cultural and racial disparities. 

We also recognize that when we come together we can work towards systemic change to dismantle injustices endured by Black people and save more lives. We are committed to stand along with our communities to achieve equality and address generations of injustice — working together to see an end to violence everywhere.


We collectively stand in solidarity.

Susan K. Miller

Rose Brooks Center CEO

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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.