GROUNDBREAKING - May 1st 8:00 AM at the Brooke's House site!

GROUNDBREAKING - May 1st 8:00 AM at the Brooke's House site!

Downsville Pike site - all are welcome!
Brooke's House Coming Out of the Ground!

Brooke's House Coming Out of the Ground!

Footers complete and foundation nearly complete! So EXCITING! Do not forget about May 1st - Washington County Day of Giving AND the "official" groundbreaking of Brooke's House, please reserve the date!
Nicki Janisko

Nicki Janisko

Nicki’s battle with opioid addiction ended on the evening of August 7, 2015.
Sponsoring a Fundraiser for Brooke's House?

Sponsoring a Fundraiser for Brooke's House?

We graciously welcome ANY and ALL contributions to Brooke's House, but kindly ask that you contact either Kevin Simmers or a member of the board during your planning. We will be glad to offer our assistance for your event.
Jordan's Letter

Jordan's Letter

"I will battle opioid addiction throughout my entire life. Unfortunately many of those close to me have had their battles come to a tragic end. Every day for the past 11 years, I have been chasing my next high."
Brooke's story wins a regional Edward R. Murrow Award!

Brooke's story wins a regional Edward R. Murrow Award!

Kevin Simmers spent years locking up drug dealers and addicts in Western Maryland. But when the opioid crisis found its way into his own home, the veteran police officer learned that everything he knows about drugs — and addiction — is wrong.
  • About Brooke’s House

    Brooke's House

    Brooke’s House, Inc. is a public charity organization operating under its own IRS 501(c)3 non-profit status.  

    From dependence to independence, the path of recovery will begin at Brooke’s House. When built, Brook’s House will offer a transitional sober living home for adult women in the early stages of substance abuse recovery in Washington County, Maryland.

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  • An Open Letter to Brooke

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    Not a day goes by that we don’t think of you and wish so desperately that you were still here to share life with. We all miss you so incredibly. It hurts every day to know that all we have now are memories of our beautiful Brookii. 

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  • Testimonials

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    Since launching plans for Brooke’s House, Kevin and Dana Simmers have received numerous words of encouragement, volunteer offers, and cries for help from the community. Most supporters of Brooke’s House have been touched in some way by addiction, most directly and painfully. These are their stories.

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  • Brooke’s House Mission

    Tragically on April 14, 2015, Brooke Erin Simmers died of a heroin overdose at the age of 19.

    To ensure that Brooke’s life was not in vain, her parents, Kevin and Dana Simmers, created Brooke’s House as a legacy to their daughter’s struggle with addiction, and a community resource to help save the lives of other women struggling with drug abuse.

    The mission of Brooke’s House is to inspire and empower women suffering from the disease of addiction by providing them a safe, stable, and emotionally supportive living environment while in the early stages of recovery.

    Experts acknowledge that a sober living facility for individuals in early recovery is known to be beneficial along the way to ultimate rehabilitation.  Brooke’s House will provide an effective community-based, sober living environment where women will work to remake their lives.

    Brooke’s House is designed to inspire growth and change, strengthening women’s minds, bodies and spirits so they can pursue and achieve their dreams.