Fundraising Events

In order to continue our mission of providing counseling to ALL, regardless of their economic circumstances, we need help from the community. Holding fundraising events is one of the methods employed to raise the funds needed to span the difference between the cost of providing an hour of counseling and the amount clients are able to pay.

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for the annual meat box raffle. Thanks to Cattle & Cream for sponsoring it. This year’s lucky winners are Terry Temperley, First Prize of a $500 meat box from Cattle & Cream, and Rona Green, Second Prize of a $250 meat box from Cattle & Cream. Congratulations!

Watch this space next Spring for information on the 2024 Meat Box Raffle!

Brunch on the Dock

July 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Brunch on the Dock

Brunch on the Dock, Sunday, July 30, 2023 10am-1pm, Prairie Street Brewing Company, Rockford, IL

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We couldn’t have ordered a more perfect day for Family Counseling Services’ Annual Brunch on the Dock. The brunch buffet from Prairie Street Brewing Co. was simply divine, and the music by Espinosa and Coffey created the ideal mood for a summer Sunday. We are so grateful to everyone who joined us! The generosity of all who supported this event enables us to continue the work of helping our clients learn to live their best lives.

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Co-Lin Metals Fabrication; our Official Event Sponsor, DiBenedetto & Associates; our Music Sponsor, ServPro of Rockford; and our Prize Drawing Sponsor, OrthoIllinois, along with our centerpiece creator and donor, Kim DiBenedetto. Plus, a very special thanks to the incredible Brunch on the Dock committee, chaired by Heather Riley. Our sponsors, volunteers, and guests made this awesome event so successful!

We hope you will join us next year when we gather once again for the best brunch in town! Watch this space in early 2024 for details.

Dancing with the Rockford Stars

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Once again, Dancing with the Rockford Stars was an incredible event, with fabulous performances by amazing Rockford celebrity dancers. The extent of the generosity of the dancers to dedicate so much time and effort to learning their routines, along with all of their fundraising efforts, is beyond impressive! The same can be said for the partner studios, whose instructors/choreographers put in as much time creating and teaching the dances, helping their dancers earn “votes”, and supporting them at the event. We are most grateful!

A heartfelt thank you to everyone involved, including the fabulous Mike Robinson, emcee, panel of esteemed judges, the Alumni dancers and their choreographer, Elliette Guse and the awesome committee of volunteers led by Stacy Lidvall and Marcia Williams, who all came together to make the 16th Annual Dancing with the Rockford Stars, the most successful yet! Thank you to the sold out crowd, generous sponsors, and auction donors whose attendance, participation, and contributions made this possible!

All to raise funds to support the mission of Family Counseling Services, making professional mental health counseling accessible for anyone in our community.

Would you like to volunteer on any of these events?

Contact the office at and she’ll put you in touch with the appropriate committee chair(s).