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

Aug 14

La Voz Latina Annual Recognition Banquet

August 14 @ 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! Nominations must be received by mail, email, or in person by 5:00 pm, July 26, 2019. Past Award Recipients   Thank…

Oct 01

Wine Women & Purses

October 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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 2019 event sponsors... Presenting Sponsor    Wine Glass Sponsor   Cordial Sponsor Nothing Bundt Cakes   Toasting Sponsors First National Bank and Trust SwedishAmerican Health System- Belvidere  …

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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