Rose Brooks Project Safe

Rose Brooks Center's mission to break the cycle of domestic violence motivates our commitment to violence prevention. For 44 years, Rose Brooks Center has provided shelter and supportive services to adults and children impacted by domestic violence. Annually, Rose Brooks Center impacts approximately 14,000 local individuals through its vast programming, including hotline calls, emergency shelter and housing, clinical and case management support, non-residential advocacy, prevention services, and professional and community education.

School-Based Program

Project SAFE is Rose Brooks Center's school-based violence prevention program for children in Jackson County, reaching youth of all ages—from preschool through high school senior year.

Project SAFE carries out the mission to end the cycle of domestic violence by reaching at-risk youth in grades pre-K through 12th before they make the life choices that can reproduce the cycle of violence. Project SAFE helps students identify and develop resiliency tools and emotional management skills necessary to build safety awareness, ultimately helping youth avoid future violence perpetration or victimization and other unhealthy, unsafe life experiences. 

By reaching children and young adults in schools and providing them with support, skills and long-lasting tools, program participants gain resources to break the cycle of violence, consequently furthering COMBAT's mission of “reducing substance abuse and violence in Jackson County.”

Program Started In 1992

Rose Brooks Center first offered school-based prevention in 1992 in response to schools' requests to support children with domestic violence trauma. It started as large group presentations to high schoolers, but Rose Brooks Center soon learned the importance and effectiveness of reaching younger students, and in smaller groups.

Over the years, Project SAFE has expanded and improved continually to respond to the changing needs of students and the community. Today, the agency's multi-tiered, age-specific prevention programming reaches children from preschool to high school, across three Jackson County school districts: Kansas City Public Schools, Center School District, and Grandview C-4 School District.

Reaching Students In Need

Decades-long multi-sectoral collaboration informs the structure and practices of Project SAFE. Project SAFE is not an after-school program, but intentionally takes place on-site, at the schools, during the school day—the most effective strategy to reach the students most in need. Project SAFE is a thriving, evidence-based, in-school community violence prevention program, and has been proven successful in reducing and-or eliminating violent behavior and promoting lives free of violence.


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Rose Brooks Center shelter location is not published as a security measure.

816-523-5550 •

2023 COMBAT Funding:

2023 Service Projection:
400 People

Areas Of Focus

Rose Brooks Center, PO Box 320599, Kansas City, MO 64132

Trailwoods Elementary School, 6201 E 17th St, Kansas City, MO 64126

Whittier Elementary School, 1012 Bales Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127

John T. Hartman Elementary, 8111 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64114

Banneker Elementary School, 7050 Askew Ave, Kansas City, MO 64132

Troost Elementary School, 1215 E 59th St, Kansas City, MO 64110

Central High School, 3221 Indiana Ave, Kansas City, MO 64128

Northeast High School, 415 Van Brunt Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64124

Boone Elementary School, 8817 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114

Center Elementary School, 8401 Euclid Ave, Kansas City, MO 64132

Martin City K-8 School, 201 E 133rd St, Kansas City, MO 64145