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 the Winnipeg MB; it offers a constant alternative to the destructive environment of the streets 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 on a regular basis
- 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 on a daily basis. Beyond being a safe place to be, Rossbrook House has three alternative school programs, an afterschool homework club, a young mom’s group, 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.