About Us

In 1976 Sister Geraldine MacNamara and a group of inner-city young people created Rossbrook House, a neighbourhood drop-in centre with a simple mission: No child who does not want to be alone, should ever have to be. In the decades since, it has become a safe place for children and youth to belong, play, learn and become…

Located at the corner of Ross Avenue and Sherbrook Street in the Centennial area of Winnipeg MB;  it offers a constant alternative to children and youth. Rossbrook House is making a difference by:

  • Keeping the doors open 365 days of the year and 24 hours every weekend & period of school holidays
  • Recruiting its staff from the young people who come to the centre regularly
  • Driving participants safely home each evening

Today, over 1,000 children and youth ages 6-24 years come through the doors annually, and up to 80 participants daily. Beyond being a safe place to be, Rossbrook House has three off-campus school programs, a young mom’s program, sports and recreational activities, Indigenous cultural activities, leadership activities, a music program, and a healthy kitchen program that provides daily meals to participants while teaching them about healthy eating and cooking.

Rossbrook House
Rossbrook House