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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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Annual Provider Updates are Here!

YWCA Child Care Solutions is performing annual child care provider updates. Please click here to access your update form.

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Dr. Crystal Fleming to Present a Racial Dialogue Oct 22, 2020

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Upcoming Events

Thu 22

How to be Less Stupid About Race

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual

With Dr. Crystal Fleming CRITICAL RACE THEORY SCHOLAR; AUTHOR; PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY AND AFRICANA STUDIES REGISTRATION CLOSES at NOON CST, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2020 Register Now Crystal Marie Fleming is Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies and Associate Faculty in the Department of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies at SUNY Stony Brook. She is an…

Mar 01

YWCA Leader Luncheon

March 1, 2021 @ 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 provided keynote…

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