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Affordable Health Coverage 

Find health insurance that fits your budget and meets your family's needs at the new Health Insurance Marketplace. Contact a YWCA of Rockford ACA In-Person Counselor to learn about lower monthly costs, comparing premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket costs, expanded Medicaid coverage, and eligibility for subsidies and reimbursements. (Learn more...)

Child Care Solutions

Quality child care has become a major concern in our society today. Parents, businesses, and child care providers must face the dilemma of how to find, or provide, the best possible care for children.

In response to that need, the YWCA Child Care Solutions was founded in 1991 to provide child care referrals and consumer education to parents, offer training opportunities and technical assistance to child care providers, work to develop new child care options and assist employers in meeting their employees’ child care needs.

Whatever your interest in quality child care, YWCA Child Care Solutions works to build a quality child care system that support the needs of working families and their child care providers.
For additional information on Child Care Solutions, click here. 

 Racial Justice Programming

Unlearning Racism Workshops are a forum for participants to discover conscious and unconscious ways that racism has impacted their lives. This powerful program is designed to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of differences. The workshops are scheduled quarterly and upon request from groups, organizations, or businesses. 

RACE: The Power of an Illusion is a provocative three part series that questions the very idea of race as biology.  It is designed to challenge long and deeply held assumptions and provides the opportunity for people to examine their beliefs about race, privilege, policy and justice.  Each portion of the series is covered in a three hour workshop.  Participants are encouraged to participate in all three sessions to experience the greatest impact.

Skyn Deep is a 3 hour discussion session that will involve a private screening of the film "Skyn Deep."  This program is designed to increase dialogue and discussion about racial discrimination and prejudice.  It will help participants gain new insights, perspectives and communication skills for improving racial justice in our community.

Small Talk is a “round table” open discussion amongst individuals regarding discrimination and racism. The facilitated setting can take place as a group meeting or during lunch periods. The individuals are given a question and/or topic chosen by the YWCA (in correlation to your work atmosphere) and all members of the group participate and offer varying points of view. 

Consulting - The YWCA of Rockford Racial Justice Program Team is available to meet with your staff to find out about your organization’s size, culture, needs and resources and work with you to both develop and support your own internal diversity plan. Fees for this service vary.

For more information on any of the Racial Justice Programming, click here.

 Computer Skills Training

Develop marketable job skills though our computer courses, ranging from introductory to special 10 session instruction in Microsoft Word and Excel. 

For further information on any of the computer trainings, click here.


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