Thank you for your interest in Keeler Women’s Center. We are grateful for the opportunity to tell you more about our ministry.

At Keeler Women’s Center, our mission is to empower women in the urban core through education, advocacy, personal and spiritual development.

As a ministry of the The Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, our work at Keeler Women’s Center continues their mission, though in a different format. We partner and work with more than 100 volunteers who donate time each month to make a difference in the lives of women.

Through our programs and services, we see firsthand how women become instruments for change in their families and neighborhoods. When we help a woman learn to read or speak English, manage her health or finances, or start a business, we see her create ripples of hope and change that lift up her children and her community.

We appreciate your interest in our work and invite you to become involved.

Click on the button above to be directed to the Make a Donation page, and select Keeler Women’s Center under the “Designation” menu. Thanks!

Meet the Staff

Director, Keeler Women’s Center

In 1986, when Sister Bridget joined the Benedictine Sisters, she came to them with a degree in Education and English. Naturally, her talents seemed best suited for teaching in the area high schools. When the need for a principal arose at Mount St. Scholastica Academy, she returned to school to obtain a Master’s in School Administration, serving as principal for six years through the merger with Maur Hill. In the summer of 2010, she found a new calling as Associate Director of Keeler Women’s Center. In June 2012, she completed her certification as a spiritual director through the Souljourners program at Sophia Center. She became director in 2016.

Associate Director, Keeler Women’s Center

Brenda Mortell serves as Associate Director at Keeler Women’s Center.  As a fully bilingual person, Brenda works directly with our Latino population and offers a number of services and classes in Spanish to our community. Brenda is a certified Home Counselor, Trauma Care Facilitator, Parent Project Educator, Adult Learning educator, and Facilitator Trainer for Community Conversations.  Most recently, Brenda also graduated from the Souljourners’ program offered by the Sophia Spirituality Center at Mount St. Scholastica as a Spiritual Director.

As a previous Program Director and Coordinator, she comes from a diverse background with local, national and global non-profit organizations.


Mondays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
We are closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

Sister Bridget Dickason, Director

Keeler Women’s Center
759 Vermont Ave Suite 100-B
Kansas City, KS 66101
Español: 913.708.0286

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