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Human Services

The Human Services Department is the designated public Community Action Agency for Winnebago and Boone Counties. Community Action Agencies exist to break the cycle of generational poverty and to mitigate the immediate affects of poverty on individuals, families and neighborhoods.


"We are the Community Action Agency serving Boone and Winnebago

Counties, Engaging All Citizens In Building Stronger Communities"

As a Community Action Agency, the Human Services Department provides services to individuals, families and neighborhoods in Rockford as well as in greater Winnebago and Boone Counties. This is accomplished by addressing systemic, community and individual factors. Key strategies include provision of direct services, partnering, collaborations and advocacy. Services are administered under two Divisions with input from a Community Action Board and the Head Start Policy Council.
  • Head Start including Early Head Start services for children prenatal to age three years old and their families, and services for children age three to five years old and their families.
  •  Community Services including Community Health & Prevention, Housing Programs, Community Action Programs, Energy Programs


2017 Summer Food Service Program Sites

2017 ComEd Residential Hardship Program

2016/2017 LIHEAP Information

2017 Scholarship Application

2016 Continuum of Care Project Rankings

2016 Continuum of Care New Project Application

2016 Public Notice HUD CoC Funding Information





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  • Director:
  • George Davis          

612 North Church Street, Rockford, IL 61103

(779) 348-7170

Fax: (815) 987-5762

E-mail: Human Services Department


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