YWCA Quad Cities is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

YWCA Quad Cities is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

YWCA Quad Cities is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

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Youth Served Daily
250
Families Served Daily
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Seniors Served Daily
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At-risk Youth Served Daily
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Meals Served Daily
OUR PROGRAMS
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The YWCA is proud to serve over 225 youth each day, through both of our childcare centers, theplace2b drop in center, and our youth scholarship programs.

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Events

The Orange Project is a fundraising initiative created to bring 4 unique events to the Quad Cities area. Each event supports the YWCA's youth and family programs!

CHILDCARE
Contact Form

Use this form to request more information about our childcare program. Openings change every day, so let us know you're interested and we'll give you a call!

YWCA is on a mission

Located in Downtown Rock Island, with an outreach office at Rock Island High School, the Quad Cities YWCA has spent the last one hundred years working to build strong communities that eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, and dignity for all. In our child care services, the YWCA provides a foundation for children that can’t be found anywhere else. In addition to environment that is loving, safe and caring, children are active in our gym throughout the year. We also offer swimming lessons as part of our child care. If you are interested in a tour, please            contact us!

Current Openings

We are currently enrolling in our Infant, Toddler, Two-Year Old, and School Age classrooms. Please call the YWCA for the most current availability, as this is subject to change.

Events
Support the YWCA at one of our events!
  • Race Against Racism
    Save the date for the 2nd RACE AGAINST RACISM - April 18th, 2020
    April 18, 2020
  • Giving Tuesday
    YWCA’s Iowa Empowerment Center Tuesday, December 3rd at 3:30 PM
    December 3, 2019
Blog
Learn about what’s going on at the YWCA!
In 1920, the Rock Island YWCA opened Camp Archie Allen, a summer sleep away camp for girls. Many girls returned year after year, and spending multiple weeks at the camp. The camp drew in girls from the Quad Cities, as well as girls from all over the area
On October 20th, 1916, a wave of excitement rippled through Rock Island. By the following week, it was crashing through local schools and workplaces. Rock Island was going to open a YWCA. With help from a national spokeswoman,
Due to the success of our last post about the Rock Island High School Teen Parent and Child Center, we have decided to put the spotlight on one of the directors of that program, Amanda LeVan. Amanda has worked for the YWCA for 19 years
The mission of the YWCA is to empower women and eliminate racism. The YWCA of the Quad Cities takes the first part of that statement and puts it into practice with their Teen Parent and Child Center, located in Rock Island High School. Since 1991,
Our Team
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  • Julie Larson
    Chief Executive Officer
    Julie, a graduate of Krannert School of Management at Purdue University and St
  • Jen DeVilder
    Associate Director
    Jen assists the CEO with the day-to-day operations of the YWCA QUAD CITIES
  • Tomi Wheatley
    Child Care Program Director
    Tomi is the Director of Child Care and has been employed at the YWCA QUAD CITIES
  • Deanna G. Woodall
    Vice President of Development & Growth
    Deanna serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic
Social Change

The YWCA-QC works tirelessly to promote a sexism and racism free culture. Their volunteers and partners provide invaluable educational support/services and lead countless racial justice conversations in our community

Child Care

The YWCA-QC Childcare Center curriculum maps include pre-kindergarten competencies that parallel ISBE Learning Standards and goals developed by the Illinois Counseling Association in cooperation with Illinois State Board of Education.

Fitness & Wellness

The YWCA-QC provides much needed fitness and wellness programming for all with their scholarship program and affordable memberships.

Empowerment

Through the programs currently offered at the YWCA-QC, approximately 300 families (annually) receive services and assistance to allow them to navigate the barriers to self-sufficiency necessary to get back in line with their peers and within the community (i.e., financial literacy).

HELP US CREATE BETTER FUTURES. VOLUNTEER WITH THE YWCA TODAY