Better Business Bureau Report for
Rose Brooks Center, Inc

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2018

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Rose Brooks Center, Inc
Address: P.O. Box 320599
  Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: 816-523-5550
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1978, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Rose Brooks Center is to break the cycle of domestic violence so that individuals and families can live free of abuse.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Rose Brooks Center, Inc meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Rose Brooks Center is one of the largest domestic violence agencies in Kansas City, Missouri, having served the area for 38 years. With a mission to break the cycle of domestic violence so that individuals can live free from abuse, Rose Brooks Center first began as an emergency hotline in 1978, and quickly grew to include an emergency shelter for adult and child survivors of domestic violence. Today, Rose Brooks Center offers a full continuum of services to increase survivor safety and to heal and rebuild lives. Primary services include a 24-hour crisis hotline; 100-bed emergency shelter; onsite pet shelter; rapid re-housing program; children’s programming and parenting support; advocacy services co-located within the Municipal Court’s domestic violence docket, Adult Abuse Division/Order of Protection Court, Kansas City Missouri Police Department, and six area hospital systems; a lethality assessment program, in conjunction with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department; residential and non-residential case management services, economic and employment advocacy, and individual and group therapy for adults and children; substance abuse counseling; on-site health clinic; school violence prevention program offering weekly support groups and individual counseling in approximately 30 schools; and extensive training and education for professional community partners.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, Rose Brooks Center, Inc's program expenses were:

Shelter 2,048,229
Project Safe 597,375
Outreach 552,473
Housing and Economic Advocacy 531,143
Bridge 479,655
Children's 236,192
Court 194,639
Advocacy 188,769
Total Program Expenses: $4,828,475
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Chief Executive : Susan Miller, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Jennifer Gille Bacon
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney

Board Size: 23

Paid Staff Size: 95

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing, email campaigns and newsletter
Fund raising costs were 11% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $5,560,102, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Rose Brooks Center, Inc's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 2,074,212
Federal Grants 930,224
Net Assets Released from Restrictions 677,866
Special Events 514,970
Jackson & Platte County Grants 464,347
State Grants 274,185
United Way Support 260,952
In-Kind Contributions 145,903
Other Fee Income 110,408
Municipal Court Fees 107,035
Investment Incomes 84,512
Other Income 566
Total Income $5,645,180


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 82%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative: 6%  Other Expenses: 2%

Total income $5,645,180
Program expenses $4,828,475
Fund raising expenses 608,201
Administrative expenses 373,833
Other Expenses 91,366
Total expenses $5,901,875
Expenses in Excess of Income (256,695)
Beginning net assets 13,929,008
Ending net assets 13,672,313
Total liabilities 356,967
Total assets $14,029,280

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