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Support Children and Youth

Jennifer Flamand, has been involved with Rossbrook House since 2009 as a teacher in two of their off-campus schools, Eagles’ Circle Junior High and Rising Sun High School. The connections that we form with students are like no other school I have ever experienced. The spaces provided to us by Rossbrook House provide a comfortable atmosphere. The smaller class size and the feeling of belonging are a huge part of why these schools work for our students. I have worked with the Rossbrook House staff in many different aspects of my job. I love how they hire from within and
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Upcoming Events

We’d love to see you at our community or fundraising events. There’s always so much going on at Rossbrook House. We’re open every day with programs and activities for children and youth. As of June 28, Rossbrook House will be open 24 hours for children and youth, ages 6 to 24, until school starts up again in the fall. Stay tuned to our social media and this website to hear about other events.   Sign up for our newsletter.   Read more in this article!   Click here to donate today!  
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Make a Difference this December

  Rossbrook House gave me a second chance at life. Gangs, crime, and poverty made it tough to grow up in the inner city. For my siblings and me, Rossbrook House was a safe place to go after school and on weekends. We had meals and fun activities! My childhood was not the greatest, but every day that I walked through those doors, I felt at home. Rossbrook House helped me to feel like a ‘regular kid’.  I am a former staff and participant of Rossbrook House. Growing up in the neighborhood was very tough, with a lot of gangs,
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2023 Fall Gathering

Share a Meal, Build Community! Friday, October 20, 2023  Rossbrook House  Doors Open 11:30 | Program End 1:00  Ticket sales are now closed. Want to support? Donations are always gratefully accepted.  Donate online here.   Previously known as the Ladies & Men’s Luncheon*, this event is a great opportunity to introduce a friend or two to Rossbrook House. Spend your lunch hour hearing from current and past participants about the important role Rossbrook House plays in their lives.     The Fall Gathering Luncheon will support Rossbrook House programs and operations. Lunch will be prepared by the Rossbrook House Kitchen and term
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Make it Monthly!

Have you been thinking about becoming a monthly donor?   “Monthly donations are like a monthly pause; a way for me to remember, to honour and to support the embrace that is Rossbrook House for so many.” – Maria Vigna, monthly donor & former Rossbrook House Co-Executive Director Become one this month and we’ll receive an additional $20 from CanadaHelps in support of Rossbrook House programs & operations. DONATE NOW HERE “Giving monthly helps me budget, I never miss making my donation and Rossbrook is able to count on my support.” – Ron Bailey, monthly donor & Past Chair, Rossbrook
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Fundraising tips

Want to give back while raising awareness? Want to support more than your budget allows? Have a special occasion coming up and don’t want gifts that’ll add to your dusting or be re-gifted? How about asking people to donate to Rossbrook House Foundation in your honour? In addition to a thank you card & tax receipt, first-time supporters will receive some information on Rossbrook House Donors can request that a card be sent to you, notifying you that a gift has been made We can keep you apprised as to who donates, the number of donations & total raised In
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Rossbrook House Turns 47!

Rossbrook House turns 47 in January (2023)  and we’re celebrating the dozens and dozens of participants who have come through our doors to take part in programs or to simply hang out.   We are thrilled that we have been able to be a safe place for children and youth to belong, play, learn and become…   Here are a few words from current and former staff and participants. They have shared their experiences, gratitude and love for Rossbrook House: “Rossbrook House is where I was able to be myself without judgement and gain my confidence.” | Rachel, former participant
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Can you help?

Thank you to all who have donated. The work has begun as of late summer/early fall 2023. Rossbrook House needs your help. We need to raise $150,000 for cleaner air and a safer physical environment. Rossbrook House is working with Rossbrook House Foundation to better serve the children and youth who drop in for learning, fun, and daily meals. The heating and air conditioning system at 658 Ross Avenue needs to be upgraded. We need a new HVAC system and mould remediation. At the same time, we want to add sound-absorbing material in the main hall so that the acoustics are
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Home Away From Home

Message from Executive Director Patty Mainville: Rossbrook House Foundation is so appreciative of your continued love and generosity in making a difference for the children and youth who drop in to Rossbrook House. I’m reaching out to ask you to continue your commitment to Rossbrook House by making a gift today. Donating is easy to do, click here.     Rossbrook House supporters share a deep-rooted belief in the goodness of the place that many young people in the Rossbrook House community call a home away from home. It is a place where you have invested to make a difference
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December Giving

This will be my last opportunity to write and offer my deepest gratitude to you for stepping up to support the children and youth of Rossbrook House during this special season.   I have been fortunate to celebrate over forty seasons at Rossbrook House witnessing the goodness in people and the effect it has in creating joy as well as healing, empathy, and justice. We are recovering from the pandemic and ready to move ahead in bold ways in 2022. We need your support to make this transition in a dynamic way. Donating is easy to do. Just click here.
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