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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.


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Upcoming Events

Tue 15

YWCA Week Without Violence: Human Trafficking 101

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
YWCA Northwestern Illinois

YWCA Northwestern Illinois and Rockford Alliance Against Sexual Assault will present: Human Trafficking 101 October 15, 2019 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited, and registration is required Register Now

Mar 02

YWCA Leader Luncheon

March 2, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Giovanni’s Conference Center

Leader Luncheon: 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   Elizabeth Smart to provide…

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