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.

Build your own family child care business

Attend a free informational meeting to learn more about licensing and Child Care Solutions resources.

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Looking for child care?

Let our Referral Specialist help you find quality child care to suit your family’s needs.

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Become a YWCA member

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

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It takes you

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

Upcoming Events

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Mar 03

Heartsaver® Pediatric/Adult CPR/First Aid/AED – March 3

March 3 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

This is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrive. Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief in adults, children and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants. This training will…

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Mar 05

YWCA Leader Luncheon

March 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Giovanni’s Conference Center

Leader Luncheon XXXVIII: 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   Keynote Speaker: Lisa…

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Mar 10

Heartsaver® Pediatric/Adult CPR/First Aid/AED – March 10

March 10 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrive. Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief in adults, children and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants. This training will…

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