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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!


Thank you to all who attended Denim, Diamonds & Dueling Pianos! The night was a great success and we are looking forward to next year’s events! Stay tuned for more details!

Fitness & Wellness

Join us at the warmest pool in the Quad Cities for open swim, aquatics classes, and more! All are welcome at our pool and fitness center!

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.

Support the YWCA at one of our events!
  • Champions of Change Awards
    To honor extraordinary leaders and mentors in the Quad Cities, YWCA Quad Cities and the YES SHE CAN Series will host the first annual CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE Awards on January 20, 2022.
    January 20, 2022
Learn about what’s going on at the YWCA!
This past Saturday, I had the great pleasure of attending a celebration to honor Pastor Stacie Fidlar for 20 years of service at St. John Lutheran Church, Rock Island.  It was a joyous occasion not only for the people she serves at St. John Lutheran church, but for the people she has served in our...
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
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.


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).