A leader in innovative family violence services
Rose Brooks Center is proud to have been recognized both nationally and locally for the quality of our work and the accomplishments of our executives. Here is an abridged list of our most distinguished achievements.
Recent national recognitions include:
- Susan Miller, CEO, and Lisa Fleming, COO, were chosen as keynote speakers for the 15th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act by the Office on Violence Against Women.
- Rose Brooks Center’s Transitional Housing Program received the Best Practices Award and Best Among Peers Award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in June 2009, increasing our chances of continued federal funding for this program.
- Rose Brooks Center was selected by the National Network to End Domestic Violence and the Allstate Foundation to be a national test site for the Economic Empowerment Moving Ahead through Financial Management curriculum as evaluated by Rutgers University.
- Rose Brooks Center was selected to present at the World Conference of Women’s Shelters February 2012 in Washington DC. Selected presenters and topics include: Accessibility and Responsiveness for Survivors with Disabilities, Reproductive Coercion, Stages of Healing, Advocate Safety in the Field, Shelter Rule Project
- Rose Brooks Center was selected as a model site for new Vera Institute grantees to tour in March 2012 to learn about accessible, responsive and trauma informed domestic violence shelter and services.
Recent local recognitions include:
- CEO Susan Miller was selected as one of KC Business Magazine’s 2011 Most Influential Women.
- Rose Brooks Center’s signature event, Cabaret, was recognized by The Independent magazine as the third most profitable event in Kansas City in 2010.
- Rose Brooks Center was awarded the 2010 Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Award by Support KC.
- Rose Brooks Center was named “Best of the Best” Philanthropic Organization by KC Magazine in 2009.
- In October 2008, Joan Dougherty, Rose Brooks Center’s Manager of Volunteers and Community Support, was a recipient of the 2008 Local Hero Award through the Neighborhood Excellence Initiative sponsored by Bank of America.
- Rose Brooks Center was one of eight recipients in September 2008 of the Kauffman Legacy Fund awards, which went to “some of Kansas City’s most treasured institutions.”