Susan Miller, Class of 2001, made the difficult decision to retire as the Rose Brooks Center’s CEO after 25 years of being part of it’s mission and work. This action offered her the opportunity to reflect on her work and it’s impact on the Greater Kansas City community.

In her retirement message, Susan thanked the supporters and donors that has allowed Rose Brooks Center the ability to meet the needs of victims and survivors of domestic violence, even during one the most difficult years in recent history.

She also commented on the barriers survivors face when attempting to leave their abusive and violent relationships. She, and many of us, remain astounded by the strength of the survivors and the resiliency that safety affords them in their darkest moments, as they begin to rewrite their stories.

Rose Brooks Center has helped to create new stories for over 40 years, helping over 315,000 individuals, children, and their pets escape domestic violence, providing them safety, security and most of all, hope for a new life – a life without fear of violence. Plans are still unfolding for the Kansas City session to be held September 15-17 but we hope that the Class Cohort can learn more about the work of Rose Brook and staff as have many previous cohorts.

We all join in sending Susan the best wishes in her retirement and thank her for her unwavering commitment to see a world without violence.