What We Do

Since 1891, your local YWCA has upheld an unwavering dedication to its mission, “eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.” We continuously adjust to the emerging needs of the six counties in which we provide services: Boone, Jo Daviess, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago. In 2010, we were the recipient of the Rockford Register Star’s Excelsior Award; and in 2013, were honored for excellence in racial justice programming by YWCA USA.

Current programming includes: