Getting the Word out
The YWCA Northwestern Illinois continues to build partnerships throughout the community. Every month we attend “New Resident Move-in orientations” for the Rockford Housing Authority. Childcare is a huge need for our area so we jumped at the chance to be a part of this program. The YWCA believes that building partnerships throughout the community adds in maximizing resources, increases community awareness, and establishes a framework for the continued support of services that promote strong and healthy families. At the orientation, clients receive information regarding housing requirements, financial assistance, job searches, child care, and even help with legal issues. Habitat for Humanity, Woodforest National Bank, Prairie State Legal Services, Internet Essentials from Comcast, and AT&T assist in the efforts of the Rockford Housing Authorities mission to make sure that everyone in the community has access to essential local services.
Author: Kelly McNeal