Testimonials

People often ask me what we do and where their donated money goes. And in response, I can rhyme off every program, service, and support we provide, but the real answer is located in the testimonials we receive. So now if someone asks me what we do, I tell them … WE CHANGE LIVES!

Janet Chappelle, Executive Director

Joanne

The Rose saved my life. It molded me into the parent I am today. It kept my little family together and provided me with comfort, care, self-esteem, and guidance at a time in my life when I was being judged on every front, and I didn’t believe we would have a real future.

I will never be able to thank the organization, or express my gratitude enough. I know that without you, there would be young parents with no hope, no evidence that there is a future within their reach, or belief that anyone cares.

I can honestly tell you, from the bottom of my heart, that you are all amazing and my family are but one set of lives that you have saved!

Sue

In 1991, I walked through the doors of the Rose of Durham at the age of 17 and it forever changed my life. The Rose became my second home. Literally, I was there every day!!

As a teen, with a grade 8 education, little hope of being a functional and good parent due to my family history, the Rose began to remold me into the person I am today. I took every class and program offered and started to set educational and life goals. I continued to go to the Rose until I was 21.

Now, almost 22 years later I have two college diplomas, and I have had a very successful career in the counselling and educational field, and I have been sober for 20 years. I am married to a police officer, I have three children, a home, and a wonderful life, that all started with the help of this amazing place.

The Rose of Durham will always hold a special place in my heart and I will be forever grateful for their support


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Always kiss your children goodnight – even if they’re already asleep.

— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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Oshawa - Main Branch
200 Bond St. W., Oshawa, ON, L1J 2L7
Phone: 905-432-3622
Fax: 905-432-3974
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am-4:30pm

Outreach
Ajax, Pickering, North Durham
Phone: 289-385-1160

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