We Create Real Change

The YWCA has been empowering women in Northern Illinois since 1891. Our mission-driven services continue to evolve to meet the needs of women, children and families in Rockford and the counties of Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson, and Jo Daviess.

CCAP Health and Safety Training Completion Verification Notice

A notice from the Illinois Department of Human Services regarding the CCAP Health, Safety, and Child Development Training Verification process.

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CCAP License Exempt Provider Monitoring Notice

A notice from the Illinois Department of Human Services regarding annual monitoring visit requirements.

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2019 Provider Training Needs Survey Now Available

YWCA Child Care Solutions is conducting our 2019 Child Care Provider Training Needs Survey. We need your input! Click here to take the survey.

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Join these Board Members, women leaders, and YWCA Members. Become a member today.

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Become part of the national movement for women, girls and communities across the country.

Upcoming Events

Mar 04

YWCA Leader Luncheon

March 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Giovanni’s Conference Center

Leader Luncheon XXXIX: Women of Achievement Leader Luncheon is the YWCA Northwestern Illinois's primary fund-raising event. Funds from the event are used to develop and expand programming and advocacies for women and families’ economic self-sufficiency with a clear commitment to the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women. Register Now   YWCA Northwestern Illinois…

Aug 23

La Voz Latina Annual Banquet

August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  This event includes a social hour, awards recognizing talent in our community, dinner, program, and dancing.   Register Now   Nominate a Hispanic/Latino community leader for Latino of Distinction or Community Member of Distinction Awards!   Thank you to our 2018 Media Sponsors!     This event includes a social hour, awards recognizing talent…

Oct 10

Wine Women & Purses

October 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Giovanni’s Conference Center

Join YWCA Northwestern Illinois for a memorable evening of wine tasting, boutique shopping, heavy hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, and live music!       Thank you to our valued 2018 event sponsors... Presenting Sponsor    Wine Glass Sponsor SwedishAmerican Health System- Belvidere   Cordial Sponsor Nothing Bundt Cakes   Toasting Sponsors First National Bank and…

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