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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Aug 24

La Voz Latina Annual Banquet

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Giovanni’s Conference Center

  August 24, 2018  This event includes a social hour, awards recognizing talent in our community, dinner, program, and dancing.   Register Now   Nominate a Hispanic/Latino community leader today for Latino of Distinction or Community Member of Distinction Awards! Download the form here: PDF or Word. Deadline for submissions is July 20, 2018!   Thank you to…

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Oct 11

Wine Women & Purses

October 11 @ 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 music by lively duo Jordan & Jef!       Thank you to our valued event sponsors... Presenting Sponsor    Wine Glass Sponsor SwedishAmerican Health System- Belvidere   Cordial Sponsor Nothing Bundt Cakes   Toasting Sponsors…

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Mar 04

YWCA Leader Luncheon

March 4, 2019
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   2018 Keynote Speaker:…

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