My Town - Local Non-Profit Organizations
It's true!  We have much to celebrate in our region...improving schools, an expanding base of jobs, and our best-kept secret -- the quality of life where leaders actually care about making this a great place to live.  But, there is more!  Many not-for-profit organizations are also making things better.  And you can be a part of this momentum by getting involved.  Just take a look at the organizations listed on this page and click on the links for more information and volunteer opportunities.  You can make a difference in your community.


Featured Organization

 

Visit them online at:
childrenshomeandaid.org

 

Families with young children who are in a crisis have an agency to which they can turn.  It is the Children’s Home + Aid’s Motherhouse Crisis Nursery.  This outstanding organization provides 24-hour child care in a safe, supportive environment for children under age seven during family emergencies and uses interactions with these families to improve long-term well-being of children and to prevent severe problems in family functioning.  There is no fee for services.  These services are provided by a staff trained in crisis intervention and child development.  The organization focuses on keeping children safe, reducing family stress, and strengthening families.

910 2nd Avenue, Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 962-1043

Alignment Rockford
(815) 637-7623 
Alignmentrockford.com

Alzheimer's Association
Greater Illinois chapter
Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
(815) 484-1300
alz.org/Illinois

American Red Cross
(815) 963-8471
redcross.org/il/Rockford

Anderson Japanese Gardens
Mon-Fri 9:00 am-6:00pm Sat 9:00am- 4:00pm Sun 10:00-4:00pm
(815) 316-3285
andersongardens.org

Angelic Organics Learning Center
M-F 9am-5pm
(815) 389-8455
learngrowconnect.org

Barbara Olson Center of Hope
(815) 964-9275
b-olsoncenterofhope.org

Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry
Sunday Closed Monday 8am-3pm Tuesday 8am-3pm Wednesday Closed Thursday 8am-3pm Friday 8am-3pm Saturday Closed
Food Distribution day is Tuesday
(815) 569-1571
bbcfoodpantry.com

Boone County Conservation District
8a-4:30p
(815) 547-7935
bccdil.org

Boys and Girls Club of Rockford Varies by club:
see website
(815) 972-5973
rockfordboysandgirlsclub.org

BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Education Center
Monday-Saturday: 9am-6pm
(815) 765-2113
braveheartsriding.org

Carpenter's Place
Monday-Friday 8am- 4:30pm.
We are closed weekends and holidays
(815) 964-4015
carpentersplace.org

Catholic Charities Ombudsman Program
800-369-0895
rockforddiocese.org

Chicago Rockford International Airport
(815) 969-4412
flyrfd.com

Children's Closet
(815) 332-2157
(see rock river valley food pantry)

Children's Home + Aid
(815) 720-2162
childrenshomeandaid.org

Comprehensive Community Solutions, Inc
Monday-Friday
8am-5pm
(815) 963-6236
youthbuildrockford.org

Discovery Center Museum
Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
(815) 963-6769
discoverycentermuseum.org

Ethnic Heritage Museum
Sundays 2-4 pm. weekly
by preregistration and calling (815) 962-7402 (815) 962-7401
ethnicheritagemuseum.org

Gigi's Playhouse
Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
(815) 654-7529
gigisplayhouse.org/Rockford/

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5pm
(815) 962-5591
girlscoutsni.org

Golden Apple Foundation
(815) 226-4180
goldenappleofrockford.com

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois Store
Hours: Mon-Fri (9am-9pm) Saturday (9am-7pm) Sunday (10am-6pm)
Donation hours: Monday-Friday (8am-8pm) Saturday (8am-6pm) Sunday (9am-5pm)
(815) 965-3795
goodwillni.org

Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center
9am-4pm Mon-Wed/ Friday 9a-7p
healingpathwayscrc.org

Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center
24/7
(815) 629-2212

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Business office:
Mon-Fri 8a-4:30pm, 2nd floor, 5417 N Second St, Loves Park.
No drop offs. Recycling Center 9a-noon Saturdays only.
13125 N. Second Street Roscoe IL 61073.
Times for offsite Special Events vary: Metals & Electronics Drive 9am-3pm. 1st Saturdays in May & October at Machesney Park Mall south parking lot.
Clothing Drives 9am-2pm on the 2nd Saturday in May, July and October at Belvidere Township Building and all Schnucks Market locations in Winnebago county.
Medication collection 2nd Saturday in June 9am-2pm, Machesney park mall, south parking lot 9am-noon, South Beloit Fire Station and Belvidere Township Building.
(815) 637-1343
knib.org

Ken-rock Community Center
9-9pm Monday-Thursday 9-6pm Fridays Weekends-seasonal
(815) 398-8864
kenrock.org

Klehm Arbortum & Botanic Garden
9am-8pm everyday May-October
(815) 965-8146
klehm.org

La Voz Latina
(815) 965-5784
www.lavozlatina-rkfd.org

Lifescape Community Services Inc.
8:00am- 4:30pm Mon-Fri
lifescapeservices.org

LYDIA Home Association
8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
(815) 966-0039
lydiarockford.org

Midway Village Museum Museum Center, Mill house, Old Doll's House and Museum Store:
Janaury-April/ September-December Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm Saturday 10:30am-4pm closed Sunday and Monday May-August Tuesday- Friday 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday 10:30-4pm Closed Monday
Village Hours: Thursday-Sunday 11am-4pm (May) Tuesday-Sunday 11am-4pm (June-August) Last Village Tour starts at 3pm Closed Monday (815) 397-9112 EXT 111
midwayvillage.com

Northern Illinois Alliance on Mental Illness
Hours will vary. Please see our website listed below
(815) 963-2470
www.nami.com

Northern Illinois Food Bank
630-443-6910
solvehungrtoday.org

Northern Illinois Hospice & Grief Center
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:30 pm Mon-Friday
(815) 398-0500
www.northernillinoishospice.org

Northern Illinois SCORE
Wednesday and Friday, 9am-12 noon otherwise by appointment
(815) 962-0122
northernillinoisscore.org

Northwest Community Center
(815) 964-6885 ext 240
northwestrockford.org

Ogle County CASA (Court appointed special advocates)
Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:00 pm. Friday 8:30 am-noon
(815) 288-1901
casaleecarroll.com

Prairie State Legal Services
8:30am-12pm and 1:00pm-5:00 Monday-Friday
(815) 965-2134
pslegal.org

RAMP
Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
(After Memorial Day to Labor Day please note Friday Summer hours 8am-12pm)
(815) 968-7467
rampcil.org

Remedies Renewing Lives
General hours of operation: Mon-Thu 8a-5p Fridays until 1pm.
Services outside of these hours are by prior arrangement (medication, group and individual counseling). The emergency domestic violence shelter is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
(815) 966-1285
remediesrenewinglives.org

Rock House Kids Office
hours are Mon-Friday 9am-3pm.
Children programming Mon and Wed evenings 5:30-8pm
After school program Tues/Thurs 3:30-5pm
(815) 962-5067
rockhousekids.org

Rock River Center, Inc
Mon-Fri 8:30a-4:30p Cafe hours Tuesday-Thursday 8:30a-2p
(815) 732-3252
rockrivercenter.org

Rock River Valley Pantry
421 S. Rockton Ave
M-F 1-4PM. 1100 Broadway M-F 10A-12P
(815) 965-2466
rrvp.org

Rock Valley College Community Education
Mon-Fri 8a-5p
(815) 921-3900
rockvalleycollege.edu

Rockford Area Arts Council
(815) 963-6765
artsforeveryone.com

Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Mon-Fri 5AM to 4PM Sat 8AM to 12PM
(815) 209-2459
gorockford.com

Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore:
Wednesday-Friday 10a-6p Saturday 10a-4p
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30a- 4:00p
(815) 636-4573
hfh-il-rock.huterra.com

Rockford Lutheran School
(815) 877-9551
rockfordlutheran.com

Rockford MELD Homeless shelter-
620 Kishwaukee St. 24 hours
Ph: (815) 963-3369
Adm Office M-TH 8am-4:30pm
Ph: (815) 633-6353
rockfordmeld.org

Rockford Park District
rockfordparkdistrict.org

Rockford Public Schools
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
(815) 489-7295
www3.rps205.com

Rockford Rescue Mission
(815) 965-5332
rockfordrescuemission.org

Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling
M-F 8:30-4:30
Evenings by appointment
(815) 636-9811
rsaconline.org

Rockford University
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00 pm
(815) 394-5143
rockford.edu

Rosie's Birthday Club
rosiesbirthdayclub.org

Shelter Care Ministires
8:30am-4:30pm
(815) 964-5520
shelter-care.org

Shining Star Childrens Advocacy Center
(815) 284-1891
shiningstarcac.org

St. Paul Lutheran Church & School
Office staffed 8am-4pm
(815) 963-5435
stpaulrockford.org

The literacy Council
8am-7pm Monday-Thursday
(815) 963-7323
theliteracycouncil.org

The Salvation Army
(815) 962-7207
salarmywinnebago.org

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens
Tues-Sun, office open 9am-5pm
Tours at 1pm and 3pm
(815) 964-2424
tinkercottage.com

Trinity Day Care, Inc
5:30am-5:30 pm, Mon-Fri (815)
986-5437
trinitydaycare.com

United Way of Rock River Valley
8:00am-5:00pm
(815) 968-5400
unitedwayrrv.org

Village of Progress Consumers
present 9am-2:30p
(815) 732-7520
vopinc.org/vop_foundation0.aspx

Winnebago County CASA
Mon-Fri 8a-5p
(815) 319-1240
winnebagocountycasa.org

YMCA of Rock River Valley
Mon-Fri 5am-10pm, Sat 6am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm
(815) 489-1240
rockfordymca.org

Youth Services Network
Office Hours 8am-4:30
on call 24 hours/7 days a week
(815) 986-1947
ysnkids.com

ZION Development
(815) 964-8280 Ext 10
ziondevelopment.org