About Us

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Eliminating racism. Empowering women. Our mission lives in the soul of everyone at YWCA, because we demand a world of equity and human decency. We envision a world of opportunity. We commit ourselves to the work of justice. Every day, we get up and do the work.

In communities big and small, YWCAs turn on the lights and open the doors to answer the cry for justice. We take care of children, so their families can build their futures. We dismantle systemic racism, because the future deserves all of us. Our communities demand justice in a thousand different ways. We get up and do the work. Our power comes from the women and girls we serve. We are thought leaders. We are fearless movers. We are innovative shakers. We move justice out of our doors and into the power structures that determine the future. Our voices rise together to do the work.

Here, a woman is empowered to leave an abusive relationship. Here, students of color capitalize on their brilliance. Here, a young woman cracks the glass ceiling to achieve the promotion she earned. Here, we bear witness to their dignity, and celebrate their victories. They keep our commitment to justice strong, because we know first-hand how much more work we must get up and do.

At YWCA, we are eliminating racism and empowering women. We will get up and do the work until injustice is rooted out, until institutions are transformed, until the world sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable. YWCA Eliminating racism. Empowering women.

Learn. Laugh. Play. Grow.

The YWCA has been a part of Downtown Rock Island since 1917. With a pool, workout facilities, and a childcare center we work to eliminate racism and empower women.

Childcare, Preschool, and Afterschool Care

We are invested in providing quality childcare and preschool programs. Our educated teachers and assistants strive to make your child’s experience the best it can be. We work to give children a safe, fun environment to learn and grow in. Interested in our childcare? Give us a call, we are more than willing to answer any questions you may have!

Workout Facilities

The YWCA promotes not only mental wellness, but physical wellness. Our facility includes an indoor heated pool, a gym, and a fitness center. We provide aquatics classes, fitness classes, open gym and swim times, and swim lessons for all ages. Please contact us for more information on the YWCA’s fitness and wellness center!


The YWCA has been providing Empowerment Services to the Quad Cities since 2018. With Empowerment Centers in Rock Island and Davenport, the YWCA Quad Cities can provide job search & resume services, food & hygiene pantries, and referrals for other services to the entire Quad Cities area. These services are available for all.