How YMCA Helps to Strengthen Communities

The YMCA may be best known for its gym equipment and exercise facilities, but that’s just the beginning of this community-building organization. Discover how the Y continues to impact the region, through its core mission.

Restoration Café: New Drive-Thru Energizes Downtown

Learn how this west-side Rockford restaurant is making life easier and more efficient for coffee lovers, all while improving the lives of its workers.

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.

Rockford’s Future: How Young Professionals Fit In

Who are young professionals, what do they enjoy, and what does the Rockford region offer them? Find out how our community caters to this demographic, and why a healthy future depends on them.

Rockford Rescue Mission Thrift Store Rescues, Recovers, Restores

Fulfilling its mission to restore a broken world, the Rescue Mission’s latest project is helping those in need and benefitting a neighborhood. Step inside this unique thrift shop.

Rockford Rescue Mission’s 50 Years of Changing Lives

For nearly half a century, it’s helped people who have nowhere else to turn. Jim Killam explores this ministry that embraces and acts on the words of Jesus Christ, and explains the rich history of this difficult but rewarding work.

Restoration Cafe: Repairing Broken Lives, Serving Good Food

This social enterprise for the Rockford Rescue Mission is about far more than a great cup of coffee and sandwich. Discover how every purchase helps your neighbors.

Finding Wholeness Through Addiction Recovery

It may look like just a coffee house, but Restoration Cafe is helping its workers to regain their lives and discover a renewed confidence as they recover from destructive lifestyles inside the Rockford Rescue Mission.