Catholic Charities Diocese of Rockford

Catholic Charities provides a crisis pregnancy program and hotline, an Adolescent Outreach parenting/pregnancy program for Boone County residents, adoption services, parenting education, professional counseling and casework services for individuals and families experiencing social, emotional and interpersonal problems, school counseling for children in Catholic grade schools, outreach and emergency services, and immigration/refugee resettlement services including a bilingual outreach.

  • Administration
  • 555 Coleman Drive
  • PO Box 7044
  • Rockford, IL 61125
  • (815) 399-4300


  • Belvidere Location
  • 521 S. State Street, Suite 2
  • Belvidere, IL 61008
  • (815) 544-5434


  • Immigration and Refugee Services
  • 6116 Mulford Village Drive, Suite 8
  • Rockford, IL 61107
  • (815) 399-1709


  • Long Term Care Ombudsman Services
  • 6116 Mulford Village Drive, Suite 9
  • Rockford, IL 61107
  • (815) 316-0040


  • St. Elizabeth Community Center
  • 1536 S. Main Street
  • Rockford, IL 61102
  • (815) 969-6526

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Children’s Home and Aid of Illinois

Provides family centered counseling services for children and parents, including those involved in the child welfare system and foster care/adoption situations. These counseling services help improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and maximize the family well-being and academic achievement of these children. Also provides pregnancy and early parent counseling and support. Other services include adoption and foster care services, early childhood care (MotherHouse Crisis Nursery for ages 0-6) and education, residential services, and youth services. Most services are free to Medicaid-eligible children. M-F 8:45-5.

  • Northern Region:
    910 2nd Avenue
    Rockford, IL 61104
  • Phone: 815-962-1043

Lutheran Social Services

Provides adoption services, foster care crisis intervention and counseling, pregnancy and parenting counseling/support services, and youth programs. The Adoption Preservation Program is open to all families with adopted children under the age of 18 and provides a stipend for hourly or overnight respite care. Parents must identify their own respite provider. Youth programs include tutoring and mentoring of children in K-8 in the RockfordPublicSchool District. No fees. Hours M-F 8:30-5, others by appointment.

  • 321 W. State St.
    Rockford, IL 61101
  • Phone: 815-969-8836

LYDIA Home Association- Rockford

Lydia Home Association offers “Safe Families for Children” which assists families during times of crisis such as unemployment, eviction or homelessness, family medical crisis, pregnant teens, post partum depression, etc., preventing the need for children to be placed in foster care by offering temporary placement. Also offers LYDIA’s Residential Treatment Program for children and adolescents with severe behavioral problems, provides for counseling services, and has LYDIA Urban Academy in Rockford.

  • 2323 South Sixth St., Suite 2
    Rockford, IL 61104
  • Phone: 815-966-0039
  • Fax: 815-965-3721


MELD provides programs for young mothers and fathers (through 21 years of age) and their children through our MELD Moms & MELD Dads parenting and support groups. The groups meet weekly at local churches and in local high schools. Volunteers provide childcare and healthy snacks to ensure that these families are able to take advantage of our services. Families come together to discuss parenting issues and to share ideas with each other. Life skills, job skills training, GED tutoring and assistance in completing education, career planning and guidance, pre-employment workshops, and employment opportunities and job placement services provided in addition to parenting information and support/resources services. Also provides Transitional Living Program and an emergency shelter known as Trinity House (see separate entries).

  • 3703 N. Main St. #107
    Rockford, IL 61103
  • Phone: 815-633-6353
  • Fax: 815-633-8709


Rockford MELD – Transitional Living Program

MELD Transitional Living Program provides case management and housing to pregnant or parenting young women. Women are assisted with goals while provided with life skills and child development education. Requirements: Homeless pregnant and/or parenting women between the ages of 17 – 21. Fees: Residents in the program pay rent based on income.

  • 620 Kishwaukee Street
    Rockford, IL 61103
  • Phone: 815-963-3369

Care Source

The Care Source offers FREE pregnancy tests, confidential and immediate results, long term pregnancy support, follow-up for women and men, clinical services, caring nurses, professional ultrasound at the East State and West State locations, OB referrals for continued maternal/fetal health, practical help, referral services, maternity clothes, baby clothes, supplies and cribs, educational care groups.

  • 4921 E. State St. Suite 4
    Rockford, IL 61108
  • Phone: 815-398-5444
  • 611 W. State St.
    Rockford, IL 61102
  • Phone: 815-997-1200

Winnebago County Health Department

Winnebago County Health Department offers a variety of services including family planning (including pregnancy testing), teen pregnancy prevention, teen support programs, family case management, home visiting program coordination/referal, high risk prenatal/infant program,WIC, breastfeeding support, car seat safety, immunizations, lead screening and environmental assessment, tobacco cessation, STD testing, HIV/STD case management, well/septic/restaurant inspection, birth/death records, emergency preparedness, and refugee health screening, examinations, and referrals. Medicaid accepted as well as sliding scale fees. Varies by program. Hours vary by program.

Two locations:

  • 401 Division Street
  • Rockford, IL 61104
  • Phone: (815) 720-4000


  • 555 North Court Street
  • Rockford, IL 61103
  • Phone: (815) 720-4000

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Easter Seals – Teen Family Support Program

The Teen Family Support program serves English speaking first-time pregnant and parenting mothers who reside in Winnebago County. Teen mothers must be 19 years of age or younger and pregnant or parenting a baby under 2 weeks old at the time of referral. Services provided include; home visitation, doula support, prenatal group, parenting group, and infant mental health counseling services. Our services promote healthy and stable families through the development of strong parent/child relationships and increased parenting skills.

  • Family Support Services
  • Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago-Rockford Regional Office
  • 815 N. Church St., Rockford, IL 61103
  • 815-965-5069 x 221

La Voz Latina

La Voz Latina is a non-profit resource center serving Latino clients of all ages. Offers multiple services/programs including: a home visit program for pregnant Latina teens (call La Voz directly in Boone County, WCHD in Winnebago); prenatal and parenting classes; afterschool tutoring and mentor programs; family support services; bilingual parent/child literacy classes; English as a second language classes; adult education & job placement classes including consumer education workshops, small business classes, and employment workshops in partnership with area businesses and institution; scholarships; community development programs; orientation/advocacy/assistance for immigrants/refugees including applicable public benefits; citizenship classes; medical and legal translation; interpretation; information and referral assistance; and Spanish classes for professionals. Most services are provides at no charge.

  • 730 N. Church Street
    Rockford, IL 61103
  • Phone: 815-965-5784