A Safe Place
As Lake County’s sole provider of services exclusively addressing domestic violence, A Safe Place is dedicated to saving and transforming the lives of domestic violence victims and their children.  Lifesaving programs and services include 24-hour crisis support, housing, legal advocacy, counseling, community outreach, and education to prevent future abuse.

Beacon Place

Is dedicated to the empowerment of the underserved and underprivileged in our society by providing access to nutrition programs, offering training that bridges the expanding resource and technology divide, as well as providing job readiness and life skills development for children, teens, adults and families so that they can increase their engagement and contribution to society.

Catholic Charities
Fulfills the Church’s role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life.

Community Social Services
Provides help and comfort to the homeless and poor of Lake County, especially in the Waukegan and North Chicago area. Comprehensive assistance is provided year round at a single site that offers evening soup kitchen meals, weekly distributions of food and donated clothing to families, plus an emergency overnight shelter for men, women and children.

COOL Ministries
Food Pantry EAST and Transitional Housing located on Water Street in Waukegan. Satellite Pantry WEST in Ingleside. Enough food to prepare a balanced breakfast, lunch and dinner for four days from either pantry. Transitional Housing for families with children at risk for homelessness. Serving all of Lake County since 1983.

PADS Lake County
The mission is to combat chronic poverty, welfare dependency, and homelessness among individuals and families with children, by providing immediate emergency shelter and crisis services before moving on to permanent supportive housing. PADS works in partnership with clients as they strive to achieve their fullest potential as individuals and members of our Lake Count community.

Mothers Trust Foundation
MTF provides immediate assistance to children in need who live in Lake County, the majority of which fall at or below the poverty level.  This assistance cannot be obtained from other sources, filling gaps in the existing funding and social service networks.  MTF receives requests for assistance from social workers, counselors, nurses and medical personnel, family counseling centers and service professionals from local agencies.

Roberti Community House
Located in Waukegan, the Roberti Community House (RCH) is a safe gathering place for neighbors of all ages. Volunteer run, programs include cooking, gardening, after school support, drumming, sewing, yoga and wellness. The mission of the RCH is to nourish, educate, and empower community members so that they can acknowledge, appreciate, and actualize their individual strengths and talents.



If you are a non-profit social service agency in Lake County and wish to apply,
please request a grant application from:

Help Them To Hope
P.O. Box 364
Gurnee, IL 60031

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