About Us

What we do

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

Areas of Focus


All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, therefore, we focus our program delivery to the Illinois Valley’s children and teens so they cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and enhanced educational achievement.


The Y enjoys the capacity and the scale to make a positive and measurable impact upon Illinois Valley’s health and well-being. We recognize our unique responsibility by offering programs that encourage healthy lifestyles, bond families closer together, and strengthen connection with others.


As we have for more than 160 years, we continue to listen and respond to our communities’ most critical social needs, with a focus on the Illinois Valley’s most vulnerable citizens and underserved populations.

ADA Compliance Officers

Individuals with disabilities may request a workplace accommodation, a modification to a program, policy or practice, or auxiliary aids or services by contacting a Branch ADA Compliance Officer as noted below.  Individuals with disabilities also have the option of contacting the Branch Program Director in person or by calling the YMCA Branch’s main telephone number at 815.223.7904.

Illinois Valley YMCA ADA Compliance Officer;
Manager: David Potthoff, CEO; 815.223.7904 Ext. 15



Non-Discrimination in the Provision of Services to Persons with Disabilities

Diabetes Medical Management Plan 

Guidelines for Evaluating Requests for Modifications/Auxiliary Aids and Services

Request for Modifications/Auxiliary Aids and Services

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