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Community Partnerships

These outside groups use or rent space at Emmanuel. If you or your organization is interested in renting space, more information can be found on our Rent Space page.

Rockford Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, Inc. (RAASE)

Initiative with Emmanuel Lutheran Church

The mission of RAASE, a not-for-profit organization, is in part, “. . . to end the demand for sexually exploited individuals through preventative measures, survivor protection, accountability of violators, and community engagement”.

 Emmanuel has been called to support the organization in its effort to battle this neighborhood, community, state, national and international problem.

Extensive renovation of an Emmanuel property has taken place, to provide a drop-in center for the exploited.  This became possible through the leadership and direction of the co-founders of RAASE, its Board of Directors, and their securing of financial and volunteer resources.  Please call the church office for more information about volunteering. 

Sallyann Roberts, MSW, LCSW: A clinical social worker in private practice who sees clients in her office at Emmanuel. Contact Sally at 815.566.2776.

Claudette Pirrello: Certified Integral Yoga Instructor, with training in Para Yoga, along with studies in various other styles of yoga including Anusara, Kriya, and Kripalu. Classes are held at Monday 6:00 pm and Thursday noon at Emmanuel. Contact Claudette at 815.222.9761.

Calvary Lutheran Church holds services in our chapel at 9:30am on Sunday mornings. Contact Calvary at 815.342.6064.

Pastor Chuck Olson, LMFT, provides counseling to individuals and families. Contact Chuck at 815.342.6064.


Emmanuel has many partners that share in our mission. Please visit their websites:

Rockford Lutheran High School
Thrivent Financial
Lutherans Restoring Creation
Northern Illinois Synod
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Rockford Area Arts Council
Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity
Center for the Arts & Spirituality
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