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Rose Brooks Center recipient of HUD awards

Rose Brooks Center has received the “Best Practice” Award and the “Best of the Best” Award from the regional U.S. Department of HUD in recognition of the Center’s Transitional Housing Program. 

Rose Brooks Center’s Transitional Housing Program has been in existence for 17 years combating the potential for homelessness among victims of domestic violence.  Supportive services provided during the two-year program include affordable housing, strengths-based case management, individual therapy, life skills education, children’s advocacy and financial empowerment programming sponsored by the Allstate Foundation.   

“The Transitional Housing Program is a key component to the continuum of care offered at Rose Brooks Center.  Without this program the barriers in overcoming domestic violence and homelessness would be insurmountable for many of the women and children we serve,” Susan Miller, Chief Executive Officer said.

Each year the U.S. Department of HUD selects one organization for the “Best Practice” Award for this region, a region which includes all of Kansas and the western half of Missouri, based on a program’s creativity, source of funds, ability to replicate and the level of impact on the community.  All of the nominees are given the opportunity to present their programs at an annual conference where attendees then vote for one organization to receive the “Best of the Best” Award. Rose Brooks Center is only the second agency to ever receive both awards simultaneously. 

Rose Brooks Center is a comprehensive domestic violence program serving thousands of women and children in crisis each year.  The Center offers a full continuum of care including prevention programming, crisis intervention and other supportive services