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

Evening Programs

Our programs run all year long! We’re only closed during extreme weather and on federal holidays. 

GE DIGITAL CAMERAThe kids of Rock House

From Monday to Thursday, during the evening hours, we open our doors for Rockford’s inner city kids, providing a safe and warm place, a hot meal, and daily essentials. These children are often bounced from home to home, and come to us for love and support. 

Once a month Rosie’s Birthday Club helps us celebrate the kids’ birthdays with a party, cake and presents. During the summer, Rockford Park District provides vouchers to take the kids on picnics or swimming at local pools. 

Christmas is a big deal around here too. We work hard collecting wish lists from the children and the community helps by purchasing a special gift for a child or providing gift cards which we can use to shop for the children. Each child receives a large bag of gifts and a filled stocking. The children squeal with joy and are excited to take their presents home to show their families.  

Mime Team

We’re excited to now offer three additional programs:  Praise Dance, Mime Team, and Puppets and Props. These fun, creative groups give the children a chance to be expressive and learn different art forms.

If you have any questions about Rock House Kids, are interested in becoming a volunteer, or would like to donate towards our program, please call us at 815-962-5067.



  • Hello,iv’e enjoyed viewing your web-site hope to become more envolved… Thank you

    April 30, 2012 at 8:20 am

  • Are you presently looking for adult volunteers?

    Shirley Poggioli
    May 31, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    • Hello Shirley! Yes we are always looking for adult volunteers. Must be over 18. We have openings on Monday and Wednesday nights-the time is 5:30 to 8 pm. If you would like to join us I need to send you an application. Could you send me your email address? Thanks so much, Barb Seaworth, Admin Asst of Rock House Kids.

      June 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm

  • R you open today its very cold

    January 28, 2014 at 11:36 am

    • Hello, yes our office is open today until 3 pm. We do not have any children programming available today. We hope to have our evening program for Wednesday if the schools are open. Any other questions??? Let me know. Thank you.

      January 28, 2014 at 1:11 pm

  • R u open today its chilly outside

    January 12, 2015 at 2:34 pm

  • Hello! I am interested in volunteering here. Do you still have the program Monday and Wednesday nights during the summer?

    Emily Pete
    April 23, 2015 at 12:17 am

    • Greetings Emily. I apologize if I didn’t see your comments until now. Did you ever hear back from us? We are definitely in need of volunteers! If still interested, I would be happy to send you our application forms. Please send me your email or home address information. Again, I apologize, normally these drop into my email. Not sure why this was over looked. Thank you and have a great day. Barb Seaworth, Executive Director’s Assistant

      June 19, 2015 at 12:53 pm

  • Hi my name is Kevin Marks I will be contacting you today with an exciting opportunity to get the children involved in ministry and still enjoy themselves. Expect a call around 11.

    kevin marks
    May 19, 2015 at 8:22 am

  • I’m from Cherry Valley UM. Have a study group interested in what kind of items you need for the winter.

    Mary Lou
    November 18, 2015 at 10:10 am

    • Greetings Mary Lou! I think we have already spoken by phone but we accept many things through the winter months such as: lotions, chap sticks, blankets, winter coats (kids sizes), mittens and gloves. We are able to share these items directly with the kids. Thanks for asking. Have a great day!

      January 5, 2016 at 9:10 am

  • Hello, I’m surprised you don’t have more people commenting on here. I seen your Ministry on Channel 23 news a little while back, and I would just like to say how great I think you all are for volunteering and helping our city kids in need!! I will try and donate as much as I can, and please know that I am keeping you in prayer for more help and strength for you all! God bless all of you and thank you!

    Jennifer O'Keefe
    April 19, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    • Thank you Jennifer! What a wonderful comment! We seem to be one of the “best kept secrets” in Rockford. Dola Gregory,our Founder and CEO, and I do a lot of public speaking and getting the word out about Rock House Kids. It helps to have people like you say wonderful things about us. We offer tours of our facility when children are not here at our programs so if you would ever want a tour just let me know. We are happy to share what we are all about and can do a presentation here at our facility or go to an organization and speak there.
      Thanks again for your kind words. We appreciate you! Have a great day. Barb Seaworth, Executive Director’s Assistant

      April 20, 2016 at 8:52 am

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