Residents of Waukegan Township,
Although our offices are closed to the public, our staff is continuing to provide our residents with essential services, via telephone. For those with General or Emergency Assistance needs, we are here to help, please contact:
Þ Supervisor’s Office - 847-244-4900, staff is conducting virtual interviews and addressing other Case Management needs, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. You may also email pertinent information, including type of assistance you are seeking, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Þ Eddie Washington Center - 847-244-0805 and Staben House - 847-244-9944, staff members are conducting virtual interviews for residential intake applicants as well as other assistance, daily beginning at 8:00 am and on weekends.
Þ Park Place 847-244-9242, staff will be available to address your needs during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Waukegan Township Staben House provides transitional housing and community enrichment services to homeless women with children. We strive to develop goals with families, assist them in establishing and sustaining permanent housing, increasing skills, income and achieving greater self-determination.
Services We Provide
- Child Care Assistance
- Comprehensive Case Management
- Daily Children's Activities
- Education Assistance
- Employment Assistance
- Follow-Up Services for Up to 6 Months
- Housing Referral for Up to 6 Months
- Life Skills Education
- One-on-One Counseling
- Parent Training
- Permanent Housing Assistance
- Rent Assistance
- Transportation Assistance
History of Staben House
Waukegan Township Staben House is a subsidiary of Waukegan Township. The eradication and addressing the causes of homelessness has long been on the forefront of Waukegan Township's mission. In keeping with this goal and vision, Waukegan Township Supervisor Patricia Jones and the Board of Trustees – Katherine Rothwell-Francis, Ron Short, Lucy Rios and Richard Balmes realized the need for a homeless facility for women with children. Ron Short a long time Waukegan Township Trustee set out on a mission and stumbled into what is now Staben House.
"The only way to empower a single mother who is homeless is to provide her and her children with the opportunity to gain skills and education." - (Patricia Jones, Waukegan Township Supervisor)
Named in Memory
The house is named in memory of the late Milton E. Staben, former Waukegan Township Supervisor, and his son Peter Staben, a Lake County attorney. Both Milt and Peter dedicated their lives to protecting the rights of the impoverished.
The program was designed to provide a base to operate from, comprehensive case management, budget management skills, and education to develop the necessary skills to succeed, break the cycle of homelessness and live independently. The opening of Staben House in July of 1997 provided a counterpart to Eddie Washington Center by providing assistance for homeless women and their children. Today, homelessness is less a housing issue than a poverty issue, an education issue, a family support issue, and most importantly, a children's issue.