Emergency Resource List

General Resources

Agency

Address & Phone

Description

Waukegan Township

149 S. Genesee St
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-244-4900

Case Management and referrals, utility assistance, rent assistance, General Assistance, Funeral Assistance, Passport, notary, Voter's Registration, for Waukegan Township residents.

A Safe Place

847-249-4450

Domestic violence help, safe shelter, counseling and legal support.

Affordable Housing
 

1590 S. Milwaukee Ave. #312 
Libertyville, IL 60048
847-263-7478

Assists residents to buy homes, improve homes and save homes from foreclosure in Lake County, Illinois.

Foreclosure Prevention: 847-796-8050

American Red Cross

2200 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60612
312-729-6100

Disaster services to support immediate emergency needs.

Benton Township

40020 N. Green Bay Rd.
Beach Park, IL 60099
847-746-2100

Utility assistance, rent assistance, General Assistance, transportation programs, senior programs, cemetery and voter’s registration for BEACH PARK and WINTHROP HARBOR residents.

Catholic Charities
General Services

671 S. Lewis Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-782-4100

Youth and family services, community development and outreach, housing services, HIV/AIDS case management and senior services.

Catholic Charities 
Senior Services

116 N. Lincoln Ave.
Round Lake, IL 60073
847-546-5733

Home delivered meals, transportation, comprehensive care coordination, adult protective services, residential repair, outreach and other programs.

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of McHenry County

 

400 Russel Ct.
Woodstock, IL 60098
845-338-5757
800-815-2227

Confidential credit and debt counseling, budgeting and credit classes, pre-purchase homebuyer classes, mortgage default and foreclosure prevention counseling, reverse mortgage counseling, pre-bankruptcy counseling and credit report analysis.

Located at Zion Township by appointment every Thursday
1015 27th St., Zion, IL  60099

Dept. of Family Services (DCFS)

500 N. Green Bay Rd.
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 249-7800

Providing health & safety tips for children. Preventing child abuse and neglect. Protecting children from domestic violence. Runaway, missing kids, adoption, foster care, grandparents and older caregiver raising children services.

Dept. of Human Services (DHS)

2000 N. Lewis Ave. 
Suite 100
Waukegan, IL  60085
847-336-5212

SNAP (Food Stamps), Medical Card, TANF (Cash Assistance), emergency food and shelter, childcare assistance programs and more.

Illinois Department of Health and Family Services (IDHFS)

2133 Belvidere RD
Waukegan, IL 60085
800-447-4278

Provides child support enforcement services for custodial parents.

Lake County Community Action Partnership (CAP)

1200 Glen Flora Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-249-4330

Head start program, youth and family services, childcare program, affordable housing, energy assistance, small business development, rental assistance, and Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

Waukegan Housing Authority 

215 S. Utica St
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-244-1595

Low income housing assistance, section 8 choice voucher program, and family self-sufficiency program.

Love INC

847-782-8630

Clothing, furniture, household items, car repair, and financial counseling. Must obtain referral from your Township or other participating Social Service Agency.

Maristella

745 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
847-367-5360

Rental assistance and educational services for working single mothers.

Mano a Mano Family Resource Center

6 E. Main St.
Round Lake Park, IL 60073
847-201-1521

Provides resources in the following areas: citizenship, community school for parents, English as a second language, GED, computer classes, employment connection, health education, kindergarten readiness, information and referral, legal referral, mobile clinic, tutoring, voter registration, and community garden.

Emergency Shelter

Agency

Address & Phone

Description

Lake County Haven

325 W Washington St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-680-5408

Full service program providing shelter, food, job assistance, advocacy, and other services for woman and children (0-18).

Staben House

149 S. Genesee St

Waukegan, IL 60085

847-244-9944

Homeless Women with Children, 18 years or older, Lake county residents. Services Provided:Housing, Comprehensive Case Management, Transportation, Employment, Child care, Education, Life Skills, One on One Counseling, Parent Training, Anger Management Classes, Rent Assistance, Permanent Housing Assistance.

Eddie Washington Center

424 S. Ave

Waukegan, IL 60085

Provides transitional housing for single adult men who are homeless in the Lake County are.

Pacific Garden Mission

646 S State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
312-922-1462

Providing emergency shelter, food, clothing, and counseling to help deal with the effects of physical abuse, broken relationships, and substance abuse.

PADS Emergency Shelter

1800 Grand Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-689-4357

Homeless or at risk of homelessness. Provides seasonal shelter, meals, crisis counseling, work-related, and mental health services.

Eddie Washington Center

422 South Ave,
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-244-0805

Providing emergency food, shelter, housing and support in ways that meet immediate needs and respect human dignity.

Employment/Training

Agency

Address & Phone

Description

 

Job Center of Lake County

1 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-377-3450

Providing a variety of services for job seekers, including: career counseling, education and job-training guidance, financial aid for education and training, personalized career plans, unemployment insurance services, America’s Job Bank, and other Internet job listings, and referrals to partner organizations.

Lake County Community Action Partnership

1200 Glen Flora Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-406-2280

Providing the best resources possible for the start-up business as well as existing businesses to develop career professionals.

 

YWCA Lake County

2133 Belvidere Rd.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-662-4247

Childcare and training program.

 

Legal Assistance

Agency

Address & Phone

Description

Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing

855-207-8347

LCBH provides free, comprehensive legal representation so that renters have a trusted advocate in court. Combined with education, outreach, supportive services and policy initiatives, our programs holistically address both the short-term housing crisis and underlying causes, so that more families can move from a path leading to homelessness to one of safe and stable housing.

Prairie State Legal

325 W. Washington St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-662-6925
800-942-3940

Offers a wide variety of legal assistance in civil cases including: Fair Housing disputes, Power of Attorney, wrongful denial or termination of a public benefit, safety cases including orders of protection and domestic violence, bankruptcy, collections, foreclosure advice, simple will, guardianship and more.

Health & Wellness

Agency

Address & Phone

Description

Erie HealthReach Health Center

2323 Grand Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-666-3494

Offers a wide range of high-quality health care services to help you stay healthy at every stage of life.

Family Resources Center of Zion

1622 W. 23rd St.
Zion, IL 60099
847-731-8360

Pre-natal guidance, parenting classes, pregnancy tests, and more. 
Services are free and confidential.

Lake County Crisis Center

 

Mental Health Crisis

3010 Grand Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-377-8180

24-Hour help line
847-377-8088

We can help guide you through difficult times, manage stress, anxiety and depression, and cope with longer-term difficulties. Information and referrals to other Health Department programs are also available.

Lake County Drop in Center

1022 27th St.
Zion, IL 60099

Mental health services for primary care patients. Evaluations, therapy and mediation are provided through referral from a primary care cervices provider for community health center patients.

Lake County Health Department

3010 Grand Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-377-8000
1819 27th St.
Zion, IL 60099
847-984-5400 option 2

Monitor health status, assessment of health service needs, inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.

 

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

NICASA

1632 W. 23rd St.
Zion, IL 60099
847-872-2830

Behavioral health, substance abuse prevention, treatment and anger management evaluations.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

888-477-2669

For uninsured Americans who cannot afford their prescribed medications.

ZB Children’s Dental Service

 

1608 23rd St.
Zion, IL 60099
847-872-9227

If your child receives free or reduced lunch at his or her school and attends school in Zion, Winthrop Harbor or Beach Park, then he or she is also eligible to receive dental care at Lind Memorial Dental Clinic.

Transportation

Agency

Address & Phone

Description

Benefits Access
(Formerly Circuit Breaker)

 Park Place

414 S. Lewis Ave

Waukegan, IL 60085

847-244-9242

Approval needed to qualify for the RTA ride free program – online application only.
http://www.illinois.gov/aging/Pages/default.aspx

Call or visit the office at 414 S. Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085. 847-244-9242 with questions or to apply.

ElderCare

847-406-4683
eldercare1410@sbcglobal.net

Providing free service for adults over 65 in Northern Lake County, IL.  Transportation to medical appointments, shopping, home visit, and grants for safe homes.

First Transit

Eligible Companies
Letz Go 
Ler Medical
North Shore Taxi 
TNT Transportation

 

877-725-0569

 

847-627-7537
847-279-0870
847-731-9934
847-244-9887

Call any of the eligible transportation companies listed on the left to see if they can provide transportation to your doctor’s visit. After you made contact, call First Transit to get an approval. Have the following information ready: Medicaid recipient number, appointment information and the name of the eligible transportation company that will provide the ride. You will be given a reference number that you will provide to the eligible transportation company to finalize your ride.

Pace Dial-A-Ride

800-201-6446

Call 1 day in advance to schedule your ride

Medical appts. Can be schedule up to 7 days in advance

Curb to curb transportation available to Zion, Winthrop Harbor, and Beach Park residents to medical facilities or local shopping in the Zion-Benton area.

Monday – Friday:  8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Waukegan & Gurnee area
Tuesday & Thursday only: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Weekly Grocery Shopping
Zion Park District

847-746-5500
Call to schedule your trip

Zion Township in partnership with Zion Park District provides curb-to-curb service to Zion senior residents every Friday to and from local grocery store of choice.

Zion Metra Station

2501 S. Eden Rd.
Zion, IL 60099
847-746-4014

Union Pacific / North Line
No agent at this location. Purchase tickets on board.
24-hour waiting room

Zion Township
Senior Half-Price Taxi Fare

1015 27th St.
Zion, IL 60099
847-872-2811

Seniors age 65 and older within the Zion city limits, can take advantage of this reduced fare program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call or visit the office at 1015 27th St., Zion 847-872-2811 for questions or to apply.

Zion-Benton Area Food Pantries

Agency

Address

Description

Abiding Love Ministries
Christian Assembly of God

2929 Bethel Blvd.
Zion, IL 60099
847-872-3541

Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen
Hours:
Every Wednesday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
(Except 5th Wednesday of the month)

Christian Faith Fellowship

1727 27th St.
Zion, IL 60099
847-731-0700

Food Pantry: 
Hours:
Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

North Point Community Christian Church

900 Lewis Ave.
Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096
847-746-5522

Food Pantry
Hours:
4th Monday 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Humility Parish

10655 Wadsworth Rd.
Beach Park, IL 60099
847-872-8778

Food Pantry
Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Waukegan Area Food Pantries

Agency

Address

Description

Catholic Charities Lake Co.

671 S Lewis Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-782-4166

Food Pantry
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
First come first served, by appointment

Christ Church Community Meal

410 Grand Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-662-7081

Soup Kitchen
Hours:
Sunday 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Christian Faith Fellowship

1730 E. Washington St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-662-8887

Food Pantry
Hours: 
2nd & 4th Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Community Christian Church

1400 Yorkhouse Rd.
Waukegan, IL 60087
847-662-8887

Food Pantry
Hours:
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

El Puente Latino

2415 N. Butrick
Waukegan, IL 60087
847-599-3051

Food Pantry
Hours:
Friday 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

First United Methodist

128 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60087
847-623-2433

Soup Kitchen
Hours:
Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

God’s Hand Extended Mercy Mission

317 S. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-244-0660

Food Pantry
Hours:
Monday – Friday 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Greater Faith Church

565 Powell Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-244-4400

Food Pantry
Hours: 
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Holy Family Food Pantry

914 8th St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847+623-2112

Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen
Hours:
Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lake County Community Action Partnership (CAP)

1200 Glen Flora Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-249-4330

Emergency Food

Lake County Community Action Partnership (CAP)

574 McAlister Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085

Food Pantry
Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Lake County Health Dept.

2400 Belvidere Rd.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-377-8420

WIC Program

Mt. Moriah Christian Center

524 10th St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-662-5683

Food Pantry
Hours: 
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

North Shore Church

326 Julian St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-623-9727

Soup Kitchen
Hours
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Breakfast)

Shiloh Baptist Church

800 S Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-662-6325

Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen
Hours:
Food Pantry: Wednesday 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Soup Kitchen: Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

St. Anastasia

624 Douglas Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-623-2875

Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen
Hours: 
Food Pantry: Monday 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Soup Kitchen: Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The UMMA Center

221 Washington St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-336-6136

Food Pantry
Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Waukegan Baptist Bible Church

1500 Sunset Ave. #2
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-336-8260

Food Pantry
Hours:
2nd and 4th Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Park Place Senior Center

Services

Address & Phone

Description

Transportation

414 S. Lewis Ave

Waukegan, IL 60085

847-244-9242

18 taxi coupon vouchers per month. Available for pick up or call to be mailed. Vouchers are goof for two months. Medical hardship vouchers requires a physicians statement for additional tickets ets- automatic mailing..

Park Place Shuttle * Dial A Ride. To and from par place, Grocery stores and Wal-Mart, Nursing homes, and medical appointments.

Must be 55 or older and township resident

               Fitness Classes/Wellness Programs

414 S. Lewis Ave

Waukegan, IL 60085

847-244-9242

“SeniorSize”, Arthritis Foundation certified exercise classes. Strength and stamina classes, Zumba Gold for seniors, Walk Fit, Yoga and Meditation.

Monthly Wellness workshops, Vision and hearing screenings, Rosalind Franklin Community Care Coach and Podiatry. Influenza Vaccinations, Blood pressure screenings, Osteoporosis, stroke risk testing and bone density, and free health Screenings.

Public Enhancement Groups

414 S. Lewis Ave

Waukegan, IL 60085

847-244-9242

Lollie Drew Low Vision, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Grandparents Raising Grand Children, Spanish, Cnacer Survivor, Kidney Prevention, and LGBT