MELD is a non-profit social service agency started in 1981. Through our programs and services, MELD offers emergency shelter and housing, parenting information, life and job skills training, support and resources and prevention education.

MELD provides programs and services for young parents and their children in the Rockford community.

Funding Sources include Youth Services Network, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Illinois School Board of Education, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, United Way, Department of Human Services, City of Rockford, as well as through community contributions, in-kind donations and fundraising special events. Rockford MELD, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Organization – Federal Identification Number 36-3347409.


Rockford MELD’s Mission is “guiding young parents to build a strong family and lead a responsible life by providing shelter, education and life skills training”. Through our programs and services MELD offers support and resources, life and job skills training, parenting information, emergency shelter and housing. MELD provides programs for young parents and their children in our community.


A community where all young parents build strong families and become self-sufficient.