When Action Meets Compassion, Lives Change 
Here at Roberti Community House we are all devoted to enhancing the lives of the people in our community. We believe that everyone deserves a chance towards a better lifestyle.
Welcome to the Team!

We are happy to announce Pam Fisher as the new chairperson of Roberti Community House Board of Directors. Pam has been a part of this organization since 2013 starting as a Volunteer, moving to  Program Coordinator of youth programs and volunteers.. As a board member her vision and passion continues to strengthen our programs and increase volunteer opportunities. 

“Getting to know the RCH community has shown me the impact that empowering a community through connection and opportunity can provide. I am so happy to support the mission of RCH and look forward to contributing to our growth in the future.” 



Meet Ambar Marquez, our new Office Manager at Roberti Community House. Although new to RCH, Ambar is no stranger to helping the community. She has worked with fellow community organizations such as Mano a Mano in the past. 

“As someone who has seen and lived through the struggles first hand, it makes me happy to be able to serve a community with so much potential as the one at RCH. I hope to help expand our outreach and offer my help to as many people as possible.”

Please come by and welcome Ambar!

What Difference a Meal Makes 

Antonio is a member of the community that came to Roberti Community House initially for our food support during a very difficult time.
Last spring, Antonio’s mother became sick with COVID-19 and became hospitalized for eight days. She was able to return home with 24 hour assistance. Antonio left his job to care for his mother, which unfortunately caused a cascade of negative consequences. Not only did they have to take on a huge medical debt, purchase groceries was a challenge, were at risk of getting their utilities shut off, and were unable to pay their rent resulting in almost being evicted. In a moment of desperation, Antonio turned back to RCH where  he was able to talk and come up with a plan. We continued support of fresh  produce and prepared meals until his mother was able to get stronger. RCH staff also guided him in applying for rent and utility assistance, and helped mediate negotiations with his landlord. The best news of all, he is back at work on the 3rd shift which allows him to be able to be home during the day to care for his mom. 
The pandemic has impacted people beyond there their health, it is only the start of many hardships that seem never ending. Here at RCH we are  happy to provide assistance in any way we can , including pointing our community members to additional resources and programs. We are here to help!

Catering for a Cause  
Let us cook for you!
Our talented Roberti Culinary Pathway (RCP) kitchen can provide lunch, appetizers, desserts - or a custom menu - for your group or event.
All proceeds go back to the RCP kitchen and to food programs that help feed those in need. 
  • Meals can be family style or individually packaged
  • Everything is made from scratch, like our famous Salads with homemade dressings.
  • We can accommodate vegan, vegetarian, keto, and most gluten and allergy restrictions 
  • There is a 10 Meal minimum
Meals are planned and prepared in a teaching environment at RCP’s commercial kitchen. 
Let us plan your future event! 
Karen McGowan (Karen.McGowanRCH@gmail.com)
Maribel Godina (Maribel.GodinaRCH@gmail.com)
Call RCP at (224-637-8020)



Internship opportunities at RCH develop leadership, organizational and personal communication skills. Our programs allow students in social work, education, culinary arts and the medical field to enhance their education with practical experience.
Please email volunteerRCH@gmail.com for more information.


There are many ways to share your time and help your neighbors in need. Click on the images below to help with Food Rescue Packing, Emergency Food Delivery and Youth Programming. WE NEED YOU!

Food Rescue Packing SignUp  Youth Program SignUp  Emergency Food Delivery SignUp

Enjoy working in the kitchen? Volunteer at Roberti Culinary Pathway.
Please contact Karen.McGowanRCH@gmail.com for more information.
Click on the image to contact Kris Nelson!
Your Support
Keeps Our Doors Open
to a Community in Need.
Donate Now

Roberti Community House gratefully accepts:
Checks - payable to Roberti Community House,
P.O. Box 65, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Venmo: @Roberticommunityhouse, Profile name: RCH Roberti. Phone number ending in 4552. (Look for the Roberti Community House logo!)

Paypal donations: click here to contribute on-line.

Please consider additional ways you can support this work:
•    Contribute monthly or quarterly
•    Make a multi-year individual or corporate pledge
•    Provide an annual individual or corporate sponsorship
•    Secure a matching gift from your employer
•    Family foundation gifts
•    Provide a grant through a donor advised fund
•    Gifts of stocks and securities
•    A charitable bequest from your will, life insurance policy, or IRA

Wish List:
  • Cold Press Juicer 
  • Panini Maker 
  • Updated Kitchen Essentials; Pots and Pans (non-stick, stainless steel, etc), Knife set, sharpening steels, Utensils, etc.
  • Cricut Machine Materials (vinyl, card stock, transfer tape, mats, tools, etc.) or gift certificates to Michaels Crafts.
Your donation allows this life-changing work to continue!
E-mail roberticommunityhouse@gmail.com for more information on donations.
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Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

Roberti Community House, 919 8th Street Waukegan, IL  60085
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