Winnebago County Health Department

Ellis Heights Weed and Seed




ELLIS HEIGHTS WEED & SEED (EHWS)
"Weed and Seed is a community based multi-agency approach to law enforcement,
crime prevention and neighborhood restoration. Weed and seed offers education
and information to residents and business owners all as a collaborative effort
to enhance and promote a cleaner and safer community.”
 
Introduction to Ellis Heights Weed and Seed (Video)
 
 ELLIS HEIGHTS WEED & SEED
 
SAFE HAVEN
Ellis Heights Neighborhood Center
1810 W. State St.
Rockford, Illinois  61102
 
Program Manager
Joyce Williams
Winnebago County Health Department
Office: (815) 967-0637 or Cell: (815) 703-0471
jwilliams@wchd.org

Mailing Address:
401 Division Street
PO Box 4009
Rockford, IL 61110-0509


STEERING COMMITTEE
Chair – Attorney David Gill
Co-Chair – Pastor John Evans
 
 COMMUNITY SERVICES OFFICER
 Officer Mark Sander
City
of Rockford Police Department
(815) 987-8274
mark.sander@rockford.il.gov
 

EHWS  STEERING COMMITTEE
The Steering Committee provides a governing structure for the EHWS area.
It convenes key stakeholders, identifies the areas of greatest need
and facilitates collaboration. 
Monthly Meeting: 1st Thursday of every month,
5:30 PM at the House of Refuge Church

 

EHWS COMMUNITY POLICING /LAW ENFORCEMENT
SUB-COMMITTEE
 

  This sub-committee's goals and objectives are to improve cooperation between residents
and the police departments to fight crime.
To improve communication between the police departments
and the youth and residents of the area and to reduce violent crime,
prostitution, drug activity and gang activity in the target area.

Monthly Meeting
: 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10 AM 
at the Ellis Heights United Neighborhod Center


    EHWS PREVENTION / INTERVENTION / TREATMENT SUB-COMMITTEE
This sub-committee’s goals are to provide positive opportunities for youth
as an alternative to drug use, gang involvement and violent behavior.
To develop Ellis Heights United Neighborhood Center as a Safe Haven
for youth and adults in the EHWS area that provides services
to increase their self-sufficiency.
Monthly Meeting: 2nd Wednesday of every month at 11 AM
at the Ellis Heights United Neighborhood Center
 

NEIGHBORHOOD RESTORATION / PROBLEM PROPERTIES
This sub-committee’s goals are to improve the appearance,
quality and availability of housing and to improve enforcement
of city and county codes and ordinances.
Monthly Meeting:  3rd Wednesday of every month at 1 PM 
at Ellis Heights United Neighborhood Center