Organizations

AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT SERVE LAKE COUNTY AND THE CITY OF WAUKEGAN 
This is is not an all inclusive link. Use 211lakecoutny.org or dial 211 from anywhere in Lake County to speak to a counselor

Organization/Web Site Links

A Safe Place the sole provider of services exclusively addressing domestic violence in Lake County, Illinois

Boys and Girls Club of Lake County provides after school and summer programming for children. Virtual club option during COVID-19

Boys Scouts of America provides character building programs for children. Virtual scouting activities during COVID-19

Catholic Charities of Lake County has a broad array of services. COVID-19 service and response are available

Childserv offers a wide range of services for children, from foster care to early childhood education throughout the Chicagoland area. Temporarily closed during COVID-19

College of Lake County- the county's community college also offers free adult educational classes. Buildings are closed during COVID-19

COOL  offers food pantry, family housing and veterans assistance

Habitat for Humanity helps families build and improve places to call home

 Job Center of Lake County connects employers and workforce and provides resources for those seeking employment. Closed during COVID-19 but working remotely. You may Email your request to elocke@lakecountyil.gov or call 847-377-3450  

IL Department of Employment Securityadministers state unemployment benefits, runs the employment service and Illinois Job Bank, and publishes labor market information. Emergency rules are in place to assist more families during COVID-19

IL Department of Human Services- provides a variety of assistance including SNAP benefits and Medical Card. 

Lake County Affordable Housing Commission provides grant funds and forgivable loans to qualifying Lake County residences. 

Lake County Health Department and Community Center provides a variety of health services including immunizations, doctor appointments, addiction rehab, dental and mental health services. 

Lake Behavioral Health offers inpatient and outpatient mental health services for patients 12 and older. They are open during COVID-19 but are not accepting visitors. 

HACES programs are: Legalization, Immigrant Family Resource, Health Plans Enrollment and Navigation, Citizenship and naturalization, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, School Parent Mentors, and Bilingual GED preparation.   .

 

Mano a Mano Family Resource Center mission is to empower immigrant families in Lake County, IL to become full participants in American life. This includes a variety of programs

 

NICASA provides behavioral health and substance abuse assistance. They remain open during COVID-19 and have included virtual resources during this time

 

Prairie State Legal Services offers free legal services for low income persons and those age 60 and over.  During COVID-19 you may call the main office number at 847-662-6925 to speak to a telephone counseling attorney Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm and special telephone access for victims of domestic violence on Wednesday evenings between 6 pm and 8 pm.  

 

PADS of Lake County is a homeless shelter. During COVID-19 shelters are closed but access to individual accommodations is available after being assessed at the Waukegan location during the hours fo 8-4, Monday- Friday. You may also call 847-689-4357

 

Salvation Army offers a variety of services including assistance with utility bill payments, safe shelter, and food security. During COVID-19 food pantries are closed but are providing meals in to-go boxes. An Emotional and Spiritual Support Hotline has also been created and is available from 8-4 by calling 877-740-8829. You may also leave a message

 

Roberti Community House has over 20 different programs including a culinary pathway. During COVID-19 their efforts have shifted to focus on food recover, prepartions and distribution 

 

UMMA Centers provides free GED and computer training as well as ESL and Spanish classes. During COVID-19 food pantry remains open Monday and Wednesday 10-3. GED students are allowed to work form home but all other classes are postponed. You may call 847-336-6136 or email info@ummacenters.org

 

Waukegan Public Library beyond books and other media the library provides a variety of services and classes. During COVID-19 you are able to apply for a free library card online to access all their online resources. 

 

YWCA of Lake County provides services to empower women and eliminate racism including Childcare Assistance Program. During COVID-19 they will be closed ot the public but staff is available remotely. 

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