Rossbrook House is 45

For the last 45 years,  Rossbrook House has been a safe place for children and youth to belong, play, learn and become…

“I think in some ways, right from the beginning, Rossbrook was trying to expand kids’ horizons,” Executive Director Phil Chiappetta said. “But part of that was just to get kids outside of the regular environment that they’d always been in.”

Rossbrook House has kept the doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There’s a lot of homeless youth out on the streets, there’s a lot of people who need a safe place to go. And with so many doors closing, we decided we had to stay open 24 hours and really provide the basics,” Phil said.

“It’s not like I come to work every day, it’s something that I come to and enjoy the younger people. And to see them joyous and taking advantage of our programs and activities,” said Operations Manager Warren Goulet. “It’s a home away from home for a lot of our younger people.”

We have had many celebrations over the years…

While we aren’t having a party, we are celebrating this milestone. Since 1976, Rossbrook House has been a part of the community, providing programming and so much more for children and youth.
What memories do you have of a Rossbrook House event?