Rose Brooks Center is about saving lives. Each year, Rose Brooks Center reaches over 14,000 individuals and pets.
While hundreds of individuals find safety in emergency shelter, thousands more are served outside of shelter each year. We accomplish this through groundbreaking programs and services, built over the past 45 years.
Mission & Vision
The mission of Rose Brooks Center is to break the cycle of domestic violence so that individuals and families can live free of abuse.
Rose Brooks Center envisions a world free of violence. We will serve as a leader of innovative comprehensive family violence services, sharing our legacy of hope through advocacy, education, and empowerment.
Our initiatives are centered around three foundations of care – Keeping Families Safe, Creating a Safer Community, and Ending the Cycle of Violence.
Nights of safety provided
Nights of safety for family pets
Individuals call the hotline
Survivors provided economic and employment advocacy
Through the Years
Rose Brooks Center is established. Seven board members established a charter to support the community through shelters, hotlines, and education. On August 22, the Rose Brooks Hotline opened as a lifeline - a first of its kind.
We opened our first shelter with 19 beds. Within 24 hours all 19 beds were full.
Expanded services to include a Children’s Program, and assisted in establishing four other shelters in order to protect more survivors.
Moved to a 35-bed Shelter.
Began substance abuse program.
Transitional Housing began with 9 homes. Today, we house 30 to 40 families.
Project SAFE® began in 2 schools. Today, we are in 3 school districts, supporting 1,500 - 2,000 kids annually.
Adult & Children Therapy Program began.
Shelter expanded from 35 beds to 50 beds.
Began outreach therapy services, making support possible without living in shelter.
Began a $9 million Capital Campaign for a new facility, which opened in 2001. The Bridge Hospital Program also began. That same year, staff established their first Diversity Committee.
Moved into a new 40,000 square-foot facility with 75 beds. Also in 2001, the Court Advocacy Program was created to help survivors navigate the complex court systems. Prior to 2001, advocates were accompanying survivors to court.
The Bridge Hospital Program led a community expansion to 24 hospitals and clinics. Today, Rose Brooks serves 5 health systems.
Transitional Housing received a national Best Practice Award.
Received Oprah's Angel Network Award. It was also the start of Rose Brooks Center’s Wellness Program.
Partnered with the KCPD to begin the Lethality Assessment Program, helping identify and provide services to those most likely to be killed by their partners. It is called The Lethality Assessment (LAP) Program.
Shelter expanded with another wing. At the same time, the on-site Pet Shelter opened. It was at capacity within 24 hours. Today, pets can stay in the rooms with their family, should the owners choose. SafeCARE Health Clinic. An on-site clinic was added, greatly increasing the survivor’s access to healthcare.
Rose Brooks Center commemorates 40 years of serving Kansas City. Guidestar designated Rose Brooks as Platinum-level, demonstrating the organization’s commitment to transparency.
We continue to be here at every point of a survivor’s journey, both behind our shelter walls and throughout the entire community. In other words...Rose Brooks is here.
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Administration Office 816-523-5550 7:30am to 4:30pm
Mailing Address For Donations
Rose Brooks Center P.O. Box 320599 Kansas City, MO 64132
Rose Brooks Center is about saving lives. Each year, Rose Brooks Center reaches over 14,000 individuals and pets. While hundreds of individuals find safety in emergency shelter, thousands more are served outside of shelter each year. We accomplish this through groundbreaking programs and services, built over the past 40 years.