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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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Open 24 hours every day

Rossbrook House is open every day 24 hours! Children and youth are welcome to drop-in. Meals are provided twice each day. Video game stations and computer stations are open for distance learning school-work and recreation. Some programs and activities, such as open gym and Learning Always are happening in small groups with physical distancing required.. Check the posters inside the doors or check with any of the staff! Face masks are mandatory and will be provided.    
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Take a virtual tour of Rossbrook House

For those of who may not have had an opportunity to visit Rossbrook House, please stop by anytime with this virtual visit! Staff member Mackaylah will take you behind the scenes of Rossbrook House.   Click the link to watch when you are ready to visit: Virtual Tour     Please note that some of the photos and video content are from our files and may not represent the current situation with COVID-19 precautions in place.
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You can help kids get home safely.

  Did you know that Rossbrook House drives participants home every evening- to ensure that each child and youth gets home safely? This year for Giving Tuesday we are asking for your help to raise $2,500.00* towards expenses associated with our safe rides home.   Make your donation here.   Rossbrook House is proud to be providing safe rides home since the mid 1970s.   “When we closed the doors, people who needed a ride home were driven home”, Executive Director Phil Chiappetta said. Phil is also a former driver. All he did was drive kids around, he shared, from
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