Mission Statement

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Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockford continues the ministry of Jesus in faithfulness to the Magisterium of the Church
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Our mission is to serve God's people for the common good with compassion, dignity and respect; to assist people in achieving a degree of independence consonant with their human dignity; and to work in solidarity with the Church and other people of goodwill in advocating for justice.

Supported by United Way, Diocesan Stewardship, and generous donors who make our work possible.  St. Elizabeth Catholic Community Center serves over 1300 individuals every week.

 

 

Mission Statement

Saint Elizabeth Catholic Community Center is a center of Christian service.  Through its various programs, it endeavors to improve the quality of the community.  Responding to the call of the Gospel, the staff seeks to serve all our brothers and sisters by being open to their needs.  They are called to see Christ in everyone and to respect the dignity of each person.  Having neither quotas nor restrictions, the staff looks upon color as yet another expression of the beauty of God.

As we, the staff, move forward in faith and compassion, our goal is to provide services for
support and aid in the development of personal and community goals.

 




Click here for a video from the latest Transform Rockford session.

 

St. Elizabeth Begins Second Century!!!

Here is a recent article about the wonderful work St. Joseph and Sons is doing at St. Elizabeth, click here to read.
 

Education and Youth Services
1536 S. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 969-6526

 

 

Adult Emergency Services
1505 S. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 965-6993

 

        

Youth Services Contact:  Maria Almanaci (815) 969-6526 or click here to email.
Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen Contact: 
Melissa Phillips (815) 965-6993 or click here to email.
Clothing Closet, Project HIRE, & Volunteer Opportunities Contact:  Lynn Natvig (815) 965-6993 or click here to email. 


 Early Childhood Development Program

DCFS Licensed Preschool serving children ages 3 - 5
in a nurturing environment where children play, learn 
and prepare for Kindergarten. Children are also exposed 
to music, art, and field trips in our community. Our 
program is bilingual. YWCA Subsidy accepted.

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday
5:30 am - 5:30 pm

 


 

Youth Services

Extended Care Program

This program offers before and after-school activities for children ages 5 - 12. The program provides breakfast and an after-school snack. Children who attend Rockford Public Schools, District 205 are bussed to and from school daily. Activities include homework help, arts & crafts, recreation, computer lab, and field trips. YWCA Subsidy accepted.

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday
5:30 am - 9 am and 2 pm - 5:30 pm
Open 5:30 am - 5:30 pm on most non-school days


 

 

Summer Camp

Summer Camp provides all-day activities for children ages 5 - 12. The program provides breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Summer Camp is an extension of the Extended Care Program with more emphasis on field trips, community service projects, and recreation. YWCA Subsidy accepted.

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday
5:30 am - 5:30 pm


 

 


 

Community Outreach


 
ESL Classes (English as Second Language) and GED Classes (General Equivalency Diploma) are offered in collaboration with Rock Valley College. Classes are offered during morning hours Fall and Spring semesters.

 

Adult Fitness

Adult fitness and Zumba are offered in the evening hours for adults.


 



Adult Emergency Services

Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen
Contact:  Melissa Phillips (815) 965-6993 or click here to email

 

Clothing Closet, Project HIRE, and Volunteer Opportunities
Contact:  Lynn Natvig (815) 965-6993 or click here to email

 

 

Soup Kitchen

 

We serve hot and nutritious meals to those in need. Meals are prepared and served by parishioners from the area churches and volunteers from our community. The soup kitchen operates from September thru May, yearly.

We accept donations of bulk foods, please contact Melissa for more information.

** TEMPORARILY CLOSED **


 

Food Pantry

 

Our pantry provides a 2 - 3 day supply of food. Clients may visit our pantry once a month. We are partners with Northern Illinois Food Bank as well as many local parishes. Our pantry is staffed by parish and community volunteers.

We accept all types of food donations, please contact Melissa for more information.

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Thursday 1 pm - 2:30 pm
Fridays 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Clothing Closet

Clothing is provided to those in need at no cost. We have children's and adult clothing. The clothing closet is staffed by local parish and community volunteers.

We accept children and adult clothing donations year-round.   Please contact Lynn Natvig @ 815-965-6993 for more information.

Hours of Operation
Tuesdays 9 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday 9 am - 11:30 am


 

Project H.I.R.E.

   

 Project HIRE prepares participants to successfully enter the workforce.  Program participants receive the appropriate resources, tools, and skills necessary to gain and retain employment.

   Please contact Lynn Natvig @ 815-965-6993 for more information.

Hours of Operation
 

Volunteer Opportunities

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  Please contact Lynn Natvig @ 815-965-6993 for more information.

Hours of Operation