1325 7th Street Rockford, Illinois 61104 Weekly Program Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5pm


About Rock House Kids


 

Dola with Rock House Kids

Dola with some Rock House Kids

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Rock House Kids is a 501(C)3 outreach organization that seeks to feed at-risk children physically, spiritually and emotionally. Since 1999, we have cared for Rockford’s inner city children, ages 6-18, by providing a safe, warm and nurturing environment.

During our evening programs (Monday and Wednesday nights for first through sixth grade students and Tuesday and Thursday nights for seventh through twelfth grade students), we serve hot meals, and enjoy music and instructional time. Then the children break into smaller age groups guided by compassionate, adult volunteers who teach basic life skills, encourage the kids to do their best in school, and develop positive goals for their futures. Some of the topics taught are manners, purity, and gang avoidance and prevention. At the end of each evening, the children leave with a bag of kid-friendly, non-perishable food items. The children also participate in movie nights, swimming and camping trips, and they’ve even tried water skiing, thanks to the Rockford Ski Broncs!

Seasonally, we provide the children with these important items:

  • shoes or boots with socks
  • winter coat
  • hat, scarf and gloves
  • personal hygiene kits
  • blanket and pillow
  • flashlight
  • school backpack filled with classroom essentials
  • birthday gifts and cake
  • Christmas gifts and stockings

We are always looking for caring adult volunteers to help us with this task of caring for children that are not “at risk” but “at possibility!”  Please contact our office to receive an application and we can then discuss the perfect place for you in this wonderful ministry!