YWCA Empowerment Center

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The YWCA Empowerment Center opened in 2018 as a place to support the community. The YWCA’s Empowerment Center is focused on creating long term self-sufficiency. This is achieved by financial literacy support, problem solving and communication skills, and education.

Did you know that 33% of Quad Cities residents struggle to pay for their basic needs?

The Center focuses on keeping families from going into a crisis situations; if a situation arises, the YWCA’s Empowerment Center will create a plan to bring that family or indvidual out of the situation. The Center was designed to keep families and individuals out of poverty for good. With computers and printers, a vast resource library, and staff on hand to help support all clients, the YWCA’s Empowerment center strives to help those in the Quad Cities who struggle to make ends meet.

All Quad Cities individuals and families are welcome to use the resources in our Empowerment Center – from the computers, to the donated food and clothing, to our on site laundry. We truly believe that if we work together to end poverty, we all achieve more.


On-Site Resources include:

  • Computers and printers for resume building, refining, and printing
  • Access to job applications – both online and printed
  • An updated list of job openings in the Quad Cities area
  • A staff member there to help during open hours
  • Housing referrals
  • Employment assistance
  • Support services
  • Financial planning services

Partner Organizations Include:

  • United Way of the Quad Cities Area
  • Royal Neighbors of America
  • Modern Woodman of America
  • Upper Iowa University
  • Safer Foundation
  • Hamilton Technical College


Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: By Appointment

Located in the YWCA Annex Building
1600 2nd Ave
Rock Island