Mind & Spirit
Shelter Care, in Rockford, provides guidance and support to the local homeless community through its three core programs. The organization has helped an estimated 10,000 people over the years. (Amy Ryan photos)

Shelter Care: Lending a Helping Hand For 35 Years


This benevolent organization has spent 35 years providing hope, care and plenty of love for homeless people around the Rockford area.

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Northwest Quarterly’s Guide to Regional Schools

The Rockford area boasts several high-quality schools that successfully combine college-preparatory academics and the liberal arts, with a focus on individual abilities and strengths. We found some of the area’s top schools.

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Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of our region and continues to influence its culture.
We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city, in each issue.

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Learn about the owls of our region on Feb. 9 at Jarrett Prairie Center, in Byron, Ill.

Events @ a Glance: Mind & Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.

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NWQ Guide to Colleges 2019

It’s never an easy choice when seeking the perfect college — there are plenty of things to consider. Here are some of the top institutions available here in our region.

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Mind & Spirit SMART LIVING WEEKLY
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Smart Living Weekly – January 22, 2020

  Discover Winter Beauty at Outdoor Events Right in Our Region: Nature lovers know winter is a great time to get outside and explore, and they want others to enjoy…
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Smart Living Weekly – January 15, 2020

  Why Retirees are Choosing Rockford Right in Our Region: It was fate that brought Helen and Ernie Redfern to Rockford, but it was Rockford’s amenities that caused them to…
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Smart Living Weekly – November 13, 2019

  Rockford Choral Union Presents 74th ‘Messiah’ Right in Our Region: The Rockford Choral Union’s performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” is among the most beloved Christmas traditions in our…
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