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Emergency Shelters

Rockford Rescue Mission

Rockford Rescue Mission is a non profit homeless shelter and recovery home for men, women and children. Shelter hours are 24 hours a day 365 days a year with three meals served daily. Case management, life skills and other coordinated services are available.

The Men’s Crisis Center offers short-term housing for up to 130 homeless men

  • 715 West State Street
    Rockford, IL 61102
  • Phone: 815-965-5332
  • Fax: 815-333-3333

The Women’s Crisis Center offers short-term housing for 48 women and children

  • 809 Cedar Street
    Rockford, IL 61102
  • Phone: 815-986-0393
  • Fax: 815-333-3333

Shelter Care Ministries – Emergency Housing

Shelter Care Ministries’ Emergency Housing Program serves homeless families’with children. Housing is provided in one of Shelter Care’s 12 emergency apartments’for a maximum of’90 days. Case Managers work with families to develop weekly goals in employment, education, child services and housing to ensure transition into a more stable lifestyle. Requirements: Households must be headed by an adult at least 21 years of age. Children in the household must be younger than 18 or still attending school full-time.

  • 412 N. Church Street
    Rockford, IL 61103
  • Phone: 815-964-5520

Rockford MELD – Trinity House

MELD at Trinity House provides emergency shelter for moms and their children for up to 120 days. While at the shelter, families are provided with life-skills, child development, parenting education and case management. Requirements: Homeless, pregnant and/or parenting women between the ages 16 – 21.

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

The Bridge (Youth Services Network)

Youth Services Network operates a DCFS licensed 24 hour homeless shelter for youth ages 14-18 who reside in Winnebago and Boone counties. Walk-in homeless youth are accepted as are youth referred by the schools, probation, and social service agencies. The goal of the shelter is to reunify youth with family members or to find safe, affordable housing if they are over 17 years of age. Shelter and transition services are provided for a maximum of 120 days. YSN hours: 8:00-4:30, 24 hour on call for emergencies.

  • 3703 N. Main Street
    Rockford, IL 61103
  • Phone: 815-986-1947

American Red Cross – Rock River Chapter

The Rock River Chapter of the American Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Disaster preparedness, education and relief, communication to military families, year-round homeless shelter, OSHA approved First Aid and DPR instruction, AIDS education and water safety.

  • 727 N Church St
    Rockford, Illinois 61103
  • Phone: 815-963-8471
  • Fax: 815-963-0407

Remedies Renewing Lives

Assists persons who have problems with substance abuse or family violence. Remedies Renewing Lives’ domestic violence shelter and services offers counseling for victims of domestic violence and their dependent children. Call 815-962-2102 to initiate services. Substance abuse services include: screening, assessment, treatment, and aftercare for substance abusers both adults and adolescents. Individual, couple, family, and group counseling available. Also offers medical and psychological services; prevention education and training; intervention guidance; on-site urinalysis processing; Alcoholics&Narcotics Anonymous; relapse prevention counseling; and methadone&suboxone treatment. Free or sliding fee schedule services, Medicaid eligible. Nurses, physicians, and certified addictions counselors. M-Th 8am-5pm, F 8am-1pm, other hours by appointment.

  • 516 Green Street
    Rockford, IL 61102
  • Phone: 815-962-0871
  • 2028 N. State Street
    Belvidere, IL 61008
  • Phone: 815-547-4502
  • Crisis line: 815-962-6102