Rock Island County Resources

Rock Island County Resources


Addiction and Rehabilitation Services

Riverside Outpatient Center (Robert Young Center): Addiction treatment center located in UnityPoint - Trinity Rock Island.

Rock Island County Council on Addictions: Since 1960, RICCA has provided substance abuse disorder, prevention, and behavioral health services to the Quad Cities area, surrounding counties, the state of Illinois, and beyond. Our programs include substance use disorder assessment and treatment for adults and adolescents in both outpatient and long-term residential programs, anger management and domestic violence assessment and treatment in both individual and group settings and prevention services for youth and families in Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer counties.

Rosecrance New Life Outpatient Center: Rosecrance serves the Quad Cities through two locations in Davenport and Moline. Our outpatient services provide strength-based programs, counseling, and other assistance for adolescents and adults who seek therapy and support in their recovery journey for substance use and mental health disorders. Services are provided in both group and individual formats. We are well known for our OWI (operating while intoxicated) programming and intensive outpatient (IOP) therapy. Additional programs include individual and family counseling, alumni support, family support/parent groups, aftercare, and prevention services.

Cancer Response

Gilda's Club of the Quad Cities: The Mission of Gilda’s Club Quad Cities is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Gilda’s Club is an emotional and social support community for all people impacted by cancer. Membership and participation is free of charge. Our services include: Support Groups, classes, workshops, healthy lifestyle programs, child and teen support and social events.

Child Care and Education

SAL Community Services' Skip-a-Long Childhood Centers: SAL's Skip-a-Long Childhood Centers are dedicated to making sure every child is prepared for success in school and in life. With campuses in Davenport, IA, Milan, IL, Moline, IL and Rock Island, IL, Skip-a-Long Childhood Centers  serve children ages six weeks to 12 years old. Our campuses are Nationally Accredited. In Illinois, our centers are Gold Circle, the highest quality rating attainable through Illinois' ExceleRate. In Iowa, our Davenport Center has earned a 3 on Iowa Quality for Kids (IQ4K®), Iowa’s Quality Rating and Improvement System. With full-time infant and toddler care, preschool, before/after school care and full-day summer programs, Skip-a-Long Childhood Centers provide high quality, caring early care and learning environments where children thrive.

SAL Community Services' Home Child Care Network: SAL's Home Child Care Network (HCCN) was started in 1996 to support families needing non-traditional hours of child care (1st, 2nd, 3rd shifts, weekends, holidays). HCCN works with licensed family child care providers to offer free support, supplies, and training resources so children in a home setting receive the same high quality care as children in center-based programs. HCCN offers free consultation and support to licensed family child care homes serving Illinoid families in 16 counties in Illinois and Scott County, Iowa, from the Quad Cities to central Illinois. HCCN Coordinators provide curriculum, CPR/First Aid training, professional development opportunities, assistance with the ExceleRate Illinois quality rating system application process, and one-on-one coaching on a variety of early childhood development topics. With this help, licensed family child care providers further their businesses while supporting the needs and education of children. HCCN Coordinators also work with parents/guardians needing child care on Child Care Assistance Program application processes and make referrals to the high quality licensed homes in the Network to best meet families' needs. 

SAL Community Services' Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Program: In 2021, Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships (EHS CCP) became a core early learning and education program of SAL serving Rock Island, Henry and Mercer Counties. This federally funded grant program provides comprehensive services to low-income children and families. Early Head Start specifically serves families with children age birth - 3 years in centers and birth - 4 years in child care homes. Child care services are offered in our Illinois Skip-a-Long centers; partner centers P&J Tender Care and the Aldridge Center, as well as SAL Home Child Care Network home providers.  We also offer a home visiting program for expecting parents which includes individualized home vistits and socialization events with other families.  Comprehensive services include support staff in Early Childhood Education, Health and Nutrition, Mental Health/Disabilities, and Family, Parent, and Community Engagement.

SAL Community Services' Prevention Initiative Program: In 2022, SAL added Prevention Initiaive to our program offerings. Funded by the Illinois School Board of Education, Prevention Initiative is an intensive, research-based child development and family support services for families with children from birth to age three, with an aim of building a strong early learning foundation and preparing children for later school success. SAL Community Services’ Prevention Initiative program offers early, continuous child development and family support services in Rock Island County. The comprehensive year-round program is for families with children currently enrolled in SAL’s early childhood programs, including Skip-a-Long Childhood Centers and select licensed homes within our Home Child Care Network. It is also available to new families in the community who are interested in establishing a strong early learning foundation for their children.

SAL Community Services' Child Care Resource and Referral of Midwestern Illinois: Child Care Connection (CCC) and Child Care Resource and Referral of Midwestern Illinois (CCRRMI) are "sister programs" funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services to support families needing quality, affordable child care and to assist licensed and license-exempt child care centers and homes in Illinois with meeting quality standards. CCC serves the nine-county area surrounding Peoria, IL, and CCRR works with the seven counties surrounding the Illinois Quad Cities area. Both programs offer databases of all licensed and license-exempt child care options for parents, and both work with famlies who apply for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). Quality Teams at both locations offer support and resources for child care providers, to make sure they have what they need to provide high quality early care and education services. By hosting training sessions and conferences, collaborating with community organizations, and issuing Quality Grants to providers who qualify, both programs ensure communities are caring for and teaching children so they are prepared for success in school.

Spring Forward Learning Center: Since its inception, Spring Forward has supported thousands of students in kindergarten through 6th grade, helping them to increase literacy, academic, and social skills through fun and engaging out-of-school programming. Mission: To provide educational programs at no cost to enhance the lives of families in our community.

Aldridge Early Learning Center: The Aldridge Early Learning Center is committed to the care, education and safety of our children. We hire qualified teachers and assistants who are well versed in the best practices of early childhood education. Each member of our team nurtures each child in her care in a safe, supportive, learning environment.

Kindercare (Multiple Locations): Early Learning Center students learn best when engaging in opportunities that allow them to explore a variety of developmentally appropriate activities in an inclusive setting. We believe in building a working partnership with parents, family, and the community to provide an early childhood program that fosters a child’s development in all areas, encourages independence, and promotes values of cultural diversity and acceptance.

East Moline Early Learning Center: Early Learning Center students learn best when engaging in opportunities that allow them to explore a variety of developmentally appropriate activities in an inclusive setting. We believe in building a working partnership with parents, family, and the community to provide an early childhood program that fosters a child’s development in all areas, encourages independence, and promotes values of cultural diversity and acceptance.

Moline Kids Campus Early Learning and Child Care Center: Help your child learn, grow and develop in a safe and stimulating environment. Get excellent care and education from qualified teachers.

The Heritage Academy and Learning Center: An Early Childhood Education center serving children ages 6 weeks through 5 years.

Project NOW Head Start: Project NOW Head Start partners with parents and families to provide comprehensive family support and school readiness experiences. At the start of each school year, an initial needs and strengths assessment is completed during a home visit with a Family Service Worker.

Learning Tree Child Care Center: When you bring your child to Learning Tree Child Care Center, he or she will be encouraged to learn in a developmentally appropriate atmosphere. You'll love the bright, home-like environment we provide for your child. Silver circle of quality through ExceleRate.

It's a Child's World: It’s A Child’s World is an affordable child care facility in Silvis, IL that believes in pairing education with fun and exciting programs, including unique outdoor activities.

P&J Tendercare: For your convenience, P & J Tender Care has two facilities, P&J Tender Care Rock Island Center and P&J Tender Care Moline Center. Both of our centers have achieved an Illinois ExceleRate Silver Circle of Quality - this is a statewide quality recognition system to help early learning providers strive for improvement each day. The program is intended to help infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children develop intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally. Early learning professionals achieve this level of quality by always looking for ways to improve, increase their skills, and to make positive change.

In A Kid's World: Family and friends shape the way we think and interact with others-our past made us who we are today. Creating a childhood full of love and learning is therefore the source of your children’s happiness and achievements in life. Our mission is to provide exactly this: a nourishing environment that lays the foundation for success. By creating an educational, yet homey, environment, our preschool and child care services meet the high standards your loved ones deserve. We are looking forward to becoming a reliable and supportive factor in your family’s life.

Horace Mann Early Learning Center: Horace Mann ELC is part of the Rock Island-Milan School District 41 and is the early childhood “hub” of programs and services. There are three programs within the early childhood programs here in the school district: Head Start, Preschool for All (PFA) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE).

Child Welfare and Youth Programs/Extracurriculars

Arrowhead Youth and Family Services: Arrowhead motivates youth at risk to become productive, responsible young men and women by providing high-quality counseling, education and social services to youth and their families.

Boys and Girls Club: The Boys and Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley's mission is to inspire and enable all young, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances to achieve full potential as productive, responsible and caring adults. A Boys and Girls Club provides children with a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, life enhancing programs and character development experiences, and hope and opportunity.Two Rivers YMCA: The Two Rivers YMCA is a family orientated organization committed to providing spiritual, mental, physical development and leadership opportunities for members and constituents through excellence in programs, services and facility.

Every Child: Established in 1977, the Child Abuse Council provides child abuse prevention and treatment services, family services, and agency and community coordination. Programs: Basic Training for New Dads, CASA, Child Protection Center, Community Education Programs, Doula Services, Family Connections – Military Support, Healthy Families Home Visiting, Safe from the Start, Second Step: Child Protection Unit.

Narratives QC: At Narratives, we believe no one should journey through life alone. Yet, the sad reality is that so many individuals not only face life alone but go through significant life transitions without any support or guidance. We contend that one of the crucial transitions throughout everyone’s life is from youth to adulthood. We are alarmed by the staggering number of youth in our community who have been forced to navigate this critical transition on their own. So many young adults fall through the cracks. Recognizing this great need, we are committed to doing our part to provide a place where at-risk young adults can learn, grow, and thrive within the context of a supportive community.

Rock Island County Forest Preserve District and Niabi Zoo: The Rock Island County Forest Preserve District consists of 6 parks and preserves totaling 2,529 acres throughout Rock Island County. Illiniwek & Loud Thunder Forest Preserve offer camping, fishing, trails, shelter rentals, playgrounds and scenic views of the Mississippi River. Loud Thunder also has a boat rental operation on Lake George and equestrian facilities. Indian Bluff Golf Course is a premier parkland 18 hole golf facility that plays to a par 70 at almost 6,000 yards for men and a par 71 for the ladies at 4,550 yards. The course has native areas and public use areas with a daily use fee picnic pavilion for private events. Niabi Zoo gives visitors from the Quad Cities and beyond an opportunity to explore more than 40 acres of animal exhibits, including more than 140 species from Africa, Australia, Asia, and North America . As part of its mission, the zoo strives to connect the community with the natural world through conservation leadership and engaging educational experiences. Through its exhibits, educational programs, outreach efforts, field trips and more, the Zoo strives to instill a sense of care and understanding for wild animals in both children and adults.

IlIowa Council - Boy Scout's of America: Want to learn lifelong leadership skills while challenging your mind through physical and outdoor activities? How about working in a team to accomplish tasks and making friends for life? This program is for boys and girls aged 11 through 17 years old. Scouts BSA have real-world experiences and adventures. They get outdoors, learn new skills, and give back to their community while advancing through ranks.

Quad City Arts: Quad City Arts' is enriching the quality of life in the Quad City region through the arts. Quad City Arts, Inc. produces Visiting Artist Series, Metro Arts Summer Youth Apprenticeship Program, a Public Sculpture Program, three visual arts galleries (Downtown Rock Island, Quad City International Airport, and Moline Centre), Chalk Art Festival, Festival of Trees, and more.

Quad City Botanical Center: The Quad City Botanical Center in a private, 501c3 non-profit public garden serving the Quad Cities and surrounding region. The garden cares for multiple collections, thousands of plants both native and from around the world. Annually, the gardens welcome anywhere from 45,000-55,000 guests to experience the one-of-a-kind Children's Garden as well as a wide variety of other exhibits-including a 6500 square foot tropical atrium boasting plants from around the world.

Rock Island County Children's Advocacy Center: The mission of the Rock Island County Children’s Advocacy Center is to reduce trauma to children utilizing multi-disciplinary team investigations of abuse. We serve children under the age of 18 who have been the victim of sexual or physical abuse. All children are referred by Law Enforcement or the Department of Children and Family Services to be interviewed at our center about the abuse. The purpose is to coordinate and track the investigations, medical treatment, counseling referrals, prosecution and training in order to protect the best interest of the victims and their families.

Youth Service Bureau of Rock Island County:  The Youth Service Bureau offers a wide range of behavioral health and delinquency prevention services to residents of the Quad City area. Our staff specializes in working with children and adolescents. Our agency has the ability to offer: Individual, family, and couples counseling, Group counseling, Peer Justice, In-home & school-based services, Evening appointments, Reasonable fees (financial assistance is available for qualifying families); Insurance accepted.

Well Suited QC: Well Suited QC is a local mentorship program that connects Black boys with Black men.

YWCA: YWCA Quad Cities has been deeply dedicated to helping families and women in the Quad Cities community for more than a century. Through a variety of programs and events including the YW Tech Lab, The Yes She Can Series, Race Against Racism, and more, YWCA consistently strives to better our community to create a more inclusive space that holds opportunities, presents supportive environments, and offers the chance for everyone to achieve their goals. We work to make a real change in our community every day, one life at a time. We are YWCA, consistently committed to empowering families and women, helping them on the path from surviving to thriving. Aquatics and child care memberships. 

Disability Services

A.R.C.: The Arc mission is to empower people with disabilities to believe in their own unique abilities and achieve their full potential by providing quality, innovative services that focus on advocacy, independence, employment, meaningful community life and personal happiness.

GiGi's Playhouse: Mission: To increase positive awareness of Down Syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down Syndrome, their families and the community. Offering free programming to individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Programs include one-on-one math and literacy tutoring as well as speech and language therapy.

RespectAbilities: Respect Abilities combines many services and needs an individual has into one package. This includes things such as working jobs, navigating the payroll system, legal interactions, and funding. Respect Abilities employs direct support professionals that you can utilize with your home-based support funding to help you meet your goals, needs, and wants within the community. RA has contracts and connections with a variety of companies that will enable you to explore work opportunities to see what you like. These work experiences are mostly paid opportunities so you can earn money while you explore, learn, and decide what you like.

Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services (IDHS Rehabilitation Services): IDHS's Division of Rehabilitation Services is the state's lead agency serving individuals with disabilities. DRS works in partnership with people with disabilities and their families to assist them in making informed choices to achieve full community participation through employment, education, and independent living opportunities.

South Rock Island Township Temporary Handicapped Placards: The Placard offers parking privileges for those with temporary disabilities. The doctor's form and placards are available at the township. Permanent handicapped placards and applications are also available at the township, but the applications for permanent cards need to be mailed to Springfield.

Moline Township Temporary Handicapped Placards: Persons in need of a temporary handicap placard can get them here.  Just pick up an application and have it signed by a doctor and return it to us.

Domestic Violence Support/Survivor Support/Crime Support

Family Resources: Our survivor services programs include: Shelter and Housing Program, Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services, Braking Traffik, Engaging Males, and Survivors of Homicide and Other Violent Crimes. These programs offer comprehensive resources and services to all survivors of domestic and/or sexual abuse, sex and labor trafficking, homicide, or other violent crimes. Our group care program is dedicated to serving our community’s youth by providing structured and positive environments with the goal of reconnecting that youth to a home environment. Family Resources offers mental health services in a safe, confidential and trauma-informed environment. Services are offered to individuals, couples, families and children. Additionally, Medicaid members in Scott and Muscatine counties with mental health, emotional or behavioral challenges are eligible to access services through Integrated Health Home (IHH). IHH is a program that helps to ensure these community members are provided care coordination, peer support, and help in accessing other services. Partners with Iowa Aftercare: services to youth who have aged out of the foster care system.

Argrow's House: Helps women survivors of violence have hope, healing, and a chance to become financially empowered.

Winnie's Place: Winnie's Place is a faith-based shelter program helping women, with or without children, who are homeless and/or survivors of domestic abuse, move away from their current situations towards a world of new opportunities.

Employment/Unemployment Services

Robert Half: Robert Half is a recruiting and employment agency that connects job seekers with jobs that match their skillset and experience. This service is free of charge for job seekers. They also offer help writing and editing resumes. 

Rock Island Arsenal Employment Readiness Program: The Employment Readiness Program (ERP) offers resources to help with your career plan and job search. Whether you’re a military spouse or Family member who just moved to a new installation, retiree, DoD Civilian looking for new opportunities, or active duty military, Active Reserve, National Guard member, or Wounded Warrior, we’re here to help.

Work Readiness Program, Moline Township: This unique program allows township residents, who are looking for work, to get free bus tickets to find employment.  The program also provides enough bus tickets to get to and from work until the client receives his/her first check.  The program will also help in getting clothing or tools required to accept a new job.

South Rock Island Township Employment Assistance: This program provides a resident who is starting a job needing supplies before beginning employment. (ID, Uniform, Bus Tickets, etc.)

South Rock Island Township Unemployment Bus Tickets: A resident can receive 20 free tickets in a twelve-month period. An ID and current piece of mail for proof of address is required to receive tickets.

Free Food / Items / Services

Buy Nothing Quad Cities: An app or Facebook group where you can donate, borrow, and receive free resources and services.

Youth Hope: This organization provides services to the community via food pantry and clothing give aways. They also have a youth group that provides a safe environment for youth to gather.

The Salvation Army: Provides food boxes and pantry items; shelter and housing programs.

Christ United Methodist Church Food Pantry: Food pantry in East Moline.

Ethel Schurlock Giving Center: Clothing such as coats, boots, gloves, scarves, and sweaters are given away at no cost to low-income persons; donations of these items are always accepted.

South Rock Island Township - Free Giveaway: South Rock Island Township is now offering a free giveaway every Tuesday & Thursday from 9:00 – 11:30 & 1:00- 3:30pm in the basement. Many different items will be offered including clothing, kitchen items, shoes and other misc. items. This event is open to all residents. Times and dates may be subject to change, please watch our website calendar and Facebook page for updates.

South Rock Island Township - Free Notary: A notary is always available at the township free of charge. All documents must be signed in front of the notary, and must bring in 2 forms of ID.

South Rock Island Township - Free Toiletries: The township now has travel size toiletries for anyone needing something to get them by. All residents can donate travel size toiletries to help residents in need.

Churches United Food Pantries: 23 food pantries across Rock Island and Scott Counties.

Broadway Presbyterian Church Free Clothing: Free clothing available on certain dates and times (varies).

Moline Township: Free work attire is available for residents who are rejoining the workforce and need specific clothes to begin their new job.  Donations of clean clothing can be brought to the township. Provides bus tickets for children of Moline Township residents who are in financial need of transportation to and from school. Free winter clothing such as boots, coats, scarves, and gloves is given out to anyone who is in need.  Donations of clean winter clothing can be brought to the township. Need to have a form notarized?  Are you a resident of Moline Township?  Get it done here free!

Healthcare / HIV Care

The Project of the Quad Cities: Since 1986, The Project has served people living with HIV/AIDS with remarkable care and radical acceptance. We take a holistic approach to health care by treating the entire individual. Our services have grown tremendously to include a sexual health clinic, no-cost mental health services, LGBTQ+ health care, and more. Core services: HIV/AIDS services, HepC services, mental health services for people living with HIV, LGBTQ+ community, and survivors of crime, STD testing, results, and treatment, PrEP,, LGBTQ+ healthcare, and a pharmacy that has discounted prescriptions. The Village Project: The Village Project is a multi-module education series aimed at providing the tools you need to support and surround LGBTQ+ people in every sector of this community. All trainings are delivered by members of the queer community. While TPQC has assigned a suggested donation to the trainings in order to offset the cost, no one will be turned away because of an inability to pay.

Children's Therapy Center of the Quad Cities: The Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities, NFP, is an outpatient pediatric rehabilitation center that provides physical, occupational, speech and feeding therapy. While we serve all children, we are a major provider of services for children from birth to age five.

South Rock Island Township Flu and Pneumonia Clinic: The township annually holds a Flu & Pneumonia clinic for any resident of the township. The township will cover the cost if a resident cannot. Seniors can bring in their Medicare cards to cover the cost. Refreshments are served.

Housing / Resources for the Unhoused

Community Home Partners: CHP offers a full ladder of housing opportunities. Whether you are a single person just starting out, a young family establishing roots, a veteran, have a family member with special needs or disability, or are an older adult wanting to downsize, CHP provides housing choices designed to meet your specific requirements. Rental choices range from 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom townhomes, apartments, single-family homes and duplexes. We look forward to welcoming you home!

DeLaCerda House: Established in 1994, DeLaCerda House is a small nonprofit that provides safe, affordable housing and supportive services for individuals and families that are experiencing homelessness and living with HIV/AIDS in the Quad Cities. The agency receives federal funding through the Housing Opportunities for People Living with AIDS (HOPWA) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The agency owns three properties in Rock Island to provide short term and long term housing options for program participants. The agency office is located inside the Rock Island Township building located at 2827 7th Avenue in Rock Island.

Economic Growth Corporation: Economic Growth Corporation (GROWTH) is a national 501(c)3 community-based development organization dedicated to enhancing the overall image and economic vitality of underserved communities. GROWTH is regarded as a national leader in developing innovative housing opportunities and commercial developments by facilitating community partnerships. Our community-driven efforts consistently provide housing that is affordable, create and retain jobs through our various business initiatives, support and revitalize neighborhoods, and strengthen the community fabric in ways that sustains and promotes long-term viable economic success. Through the Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF) program, we serve people who are behind on their mortgage or at risk of foreclosure.  ILHAF provides up to $60,000 in mortgage assistance to eligible homeowners — paid directly to the servicer, taxing body or other approved entity.

Rock Island County Housing Finance Corporation: RICHFC is a community-based not-for-profit organization developed to promote and advance decent, safe and sanitary housing for persons of low income, particularly low income families in Rock Island County, Illinois. RICHFC promotes the common good and general welfare of Rock Island County, State of Illinois, its inhabitants, surrounding territories and their inhabitants, thereby benefiting society by reducing the causes of crime, poor health and blighted conditions and to promote community improvement.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. LIHEAP provides federally funded assistance to reduce the costs associated with home energy bills, energy crises, weatherization, and minor energy-related home repairs.

South Rock Island Township Cooling and Warming Center: The Township during the summer/winter is a facility for any resident needing a means of staying cool/warm. Bring along a game, book or just sit back, relax, and watch TV. Warming blankets also available.

Greater Metropolitan Housing Authority: The Greater Metropolitan Housing Authority of Rock Island County offers income eligible households affordable, safe and friendly apartment living at several housing developments.

Immigrant / Refugee Services

SAL Community Services' Welcoming Center: IWC is a comprehensive one-stop human service center that provides immigrants and refugees culturally and linguistically sensitive case management and service coordination. Our team possesses in-depth knowledge of the benefits and services provided by state, federal, and local social service agencies, and our primary goal is to connect immigrants and refugees with those benefits and services in order to build the capacity of their communities and advance their successful integration into our Quad Cities community. Our mission is to provide immigrants and refugees with a safe, inclusive environment where they can effectively access community resources. Our Welcoming Center goes beyond merely providing assistance; our team actively listens, establishes connections, and offers responsive support.

Legal / Re-Entry

Safer Foundation: At the very core of Safer Foundation is our belief in an unobstructed road to reentry. From our start in 1972, our mission has been to pave that road with stabilizing support, employment, education, and advocacy that empower justice-involved individuals to achieve their true potential. Our Quad Cities offices are located in Davenport, IA and Moline, IL and expand our service offerings to clients in Northwestern Illinois and Southeastern Iowa. These centers have an extensive network of workforce development partners and offer expertise in youth and young adult programs.

LGBTQIA+ Resources

Clock, Inc.: Clock, Inc’s purpose is to provide a non-judgmental, safe, and reliable community center for LGBT+ individuals to reduce any feelings of discrimination or isolation. ClockWise Connection provides opportunities to connect LGBT+ youth with mentors that provide support and empowerment to live more full, happy, productive lives. Counseling. Community Groups. Chest binders. Transgender clothing closet. Youth programming. Workshops. DEI Training. 

The Village Project: The Village Project is a multi-module education series aimed at providing the tools you need to support and surround LGBTQ+ people in every sector of this community. All trainings are delivered by members of the queer community.

WIU LGBTQ+ Clinic: This clinic will provide free assessment services and letters of support for transgender and non-binary individuals seeking hormone replacement therapy or gender affirming surgery. The WIU LGBTQ+ Clinic is run by trained counseling interns and faculty, offering support and services to LGBTQ+ individuals. All letters of support are reviewed by Assistant Professor Haley Wikoff to ensure quality care.

QCAD Out for Good: Quad Citians Affirming Diversity is the longest running organization in the greater Iowa-Illinois Quad Cities region that provides education, advocacy and support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/gender non-conforming community. 

Media / News

Visit Quad Cities: Founded in 1990, Visit Quad Cities is the official Destination Management and Marketing Organization (DMMO) for the region. We are a private, 501(c)(6) non-profit engine charged with driving economic opportunity through tourism, building our authentic brand, telling & selling the Quad Cities story, and enhancing Quad Citizens’ quality of life. We are led by a talented Board of Directors comprised of civic leaders from the private/public sectors and a full-time staff and team responsible for carrying out the mission, vision, and brand promise we make to our stakeholders.

WQPT: WQPT is your Quad Cities PBS station that strives to educate, enlighten and entertain. WQPT's broadcast schedule features a dynamic mix of programming, including award-winning favorites like Masterpiece, NOVA, This Old House and American Experience. WQPT also produces local programs like The Cities with Jim Mertens and Snapshots. In addition, WQPT's daily schedule features beloved kids' programs like Sesame Street, Curious George and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. WQPT delivers a second channel with programming from DW. As part of our mission to harness the power of media to create lifelong learn opportunities, WQPT's Educational Outreach extends the life of on-air programming through important community-based initiatives, supplemental materials and community outreach. Recent outreach projects include screenings and online learning.

Mental Health Resources

New Kingdom Trailriders: New Kingdom Trailriders (NKT) services the greater Quad City area and surrounding communities by empowering children, adults, and military veterans facing physical, mental, emotional and social challenges to create active healthier, and more fulfilling lives through equine-assisted activities. NKT provides a welcoming environment of acceptance and encouragement. Each day our instructors work with individuals through therapeutic equine assisted activities that allow them to become more independent. New Kingdom Trailriders’ program helps its participants to build physical strength, balance, confidence, self-esteem, social and communication skills, as well as provides an opportunity to build relationships.

Robert Young Center: The Robert Young Center, part of UnityPoint Health – Trinity, provides care for every behavioral health need. Our team specializes in mental health, substance abuse and crisis services for children, adolescents and adults.

Transitions: Transitions Mental Health Services is a recovery-based organization dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and improving the health and well-being of individuals, families, and the community impacted by mental health issues.

Marriage and Family Counseling Service: Marriage and Family Counseling Service is a community-sponsored resource for counseling and education in marriage and family life. The service is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and derives its financial support from the United Way of the Quad Cities, grants, and fee income.

Money Manangement / Business Education

Mercado on Fifth: Mercado on Fifth is dedicated to serving as a resource and catalyst for minority entrepreneurs, inspiring Hispanic cultural pride and providing access to bilingual enrichment and educational opportunities for a more empowered and engaged community.

Lift Women's Foundation: Lift Women's Foundation works tirelessly to ''uplift women's economic status by investing capital and expertise to inspire financial independence.'' LIFT: Loans Inspire Futures Together. To be THE community source for the economic advancement and financial self-reliance for women everywhere, one microloan at a time. Lift Women’s Foundation’s microlending program has enabled women locally to grow and to start-up small businesses. Lift Women’s Foundation believes that increasing financial inclusion empowers marginalized populations to take control of their livelihoods and their lives. Lift Women’s Foundation is dedicated to establishing local-level loan hubs, administered by and for local women, to provide capital for training, licensures, inventory or support services to invest in their business. We need your support to engage entrepreneurs in using their business ideas to improve household living conditions for themselves, their families, and for their communities.

Pet Assistance

Rescued: Rescued helps people pay for unforseen vet bills. There is also a reuse shop that benefits this non-proft.

Rental / Utility Assistance

Project NOW: Project NOW is committed to Housing and they offer a variety of housing programs to the residents of Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer counties, including: Over 90 units of Affordable Housing Rentals, Assistance with Rent and Deposit Payments, Homeless Services and Transitional Housing, and Weatherization to keep your home energy efficient. 

South Rock Island Township General Assistance: Provided in the form of a basic needs allowance for rent, food, utilities, clothing, personal and household supplies. All grants are paid directly to the vendor. Any residents needing help must apply to see if they are eligible for assistance. Recipients must participate in a Community Work Program set up by the township and look for employment every month they are eligible. This program is for someone who is single.

South Rock Island Township Emergency Assistance: Financial aid for families with children to alleviate a life-threatening circumstance or to assist in attaining self-sufficiency. Residents must have a late, eviction or disconnect (utilities) notice to be eligible for this program.

Moline Township General and Emergency Assistance: One of the most important functions of township government is to provide General & Emergency Assistance for town residents who are going through a difficult time in their lives.  It is not a permanent form of income, but it will help town residents who are not eligible for other forms of government assistance.  A typical client must meet the following criteria: - live in township, process of applying for social security, and lost a job and searching for employment. The township offers help in filling out social security forms and offers bus tickets for job searches for those who are able to work. Emergency Assistance is offered to residents who are awaiting other forms of assistance and are faced with a life-threatening situation.

Resources for Nonprofits

Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House: Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House is a historic site and community center that provides free gathering space for not-for-profit organizations, arts and culture educational programming, tours of the historic site, and family events.

Doris and Victor Day Foundation: Doris and Victor Day cared about the well-being of the people of the Quad Cities, especially residents of Quad Cities, especially residents of Rock Island. They created a Foundation to provide funding for programs supportive of their concern. The Foundation is committed to meeting basic human needs such as food, shelter, clothing, medical care and education. 

The Moline Foundation: The Moline Foundation is a community foundation that serves as a catalyst and leader in encouraging philanthropy and channeling resources to meet Quad City area needs. Today, the Foundation serves the entire region with endowment funds, planned giving services, scholarship funds, donor advised funds and other giving tools to help meet the many needs of our community in the fields of human services, art, education, community development, education, health care and scholarships. 

South Rock Island Township Community Work Program: Any Rock Island Non-Profit organizations are encouraged to contact the township with any minor jobs they need assistance with that can be done at the township office (i.e. stuffing envelopes). We will gladly assign General Assistance Clients as part of their Community Work Program, at no charge to assist with your project.

Teens for Tomorrow: Student philanthropy group accepting grant applications from non-profits in the QC.

Senior Services

Alternatives: Alternatives has been serving older adults aged 60 and above each year since the early 1980’s and has expanded to help individuals 18-59 with a disability. This not-for-profit social service agency has the most experienced personnel in assisting older adults with some of the lifestyle changes they encounter. It is our sole mission to promote the independence and quality of life for older adults, adults with disabilities and their families.

South Rock Island Township Senior Food Relief: Our Senior Food Relief program provides a monthly $25.00 gift certificate to Hy-Vee to eligible seniors in our township.

South Rock Island Township Senior Denture Program: The Township has a new program for Income eligible seniors to receive new or replacement dentures. We will be using the same guidelines as our Senior Food Relief Program.