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 @ 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

Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the 16th Annual Dancing with the Rockford Stars on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Tebala Event Center, Rockford, IL. Watch this space and our Facebook page for more information. After the success of last year’s event, the 2023 DWTRS is certain to be even bigger and better than ever!

For sponsorship information or to donate items or a package for the silent or live auction, please contact event co-chairs, Stacy Lidvall or Marcia Williams or FCS Executive Director, Lynn Momberger or call 815-962-5585.

The 15th Anniversary Crystal Gala of Dancing with the Rockford Stars on November 19, 2022 was a sparkling success! The most successful year yet!!

Thank you to everyone in the sold out crowd who joined us, to our Celebrity Dancers and their wildly talented Dance Coaches from local dance companies, our Celebrity judges, emcee Mike Robinson, and our Alumni Dancers. Along with all of our generous sponsors, live and silent auction donors, winning bidders, and everyone who voted “early and often”. As well as the incredible Committee and volunteers who make the event happen.

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).