Beacon Place

Beacon Place is a neighborhood community center in southeast Waukegan that offers programs for children and adults which allow them to see a path toward their own brighter tomorrow by building the life skills they need, to achieve the dreams that they want. Our programs focus on academic growth, improved health, understanding the world around us and improving technology access and proficiency.

Our goal is to guide and inspire families towards a brighter tomorrow through programs and experiences that meet them where they are, and help them get to where they want to go. Beacon Place provides the guidance, resources and support, but it really is the children and families in our neighborhood that truly bring about the transformation – for themselves, for their families and for their community.

We need many, many adult and teen volunteers to help support our community. Won’t you join us? Please go to our website at www.beacon-place.org to sign up today.

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.

Keeping Families Covered

Keeping Families Covered is a 501(c)(3) organization located in Waukegan that provides help and hope to families in crisis by distributing diapers and other basic needs to families. We also raise awareness about diaper need and period poverty, while working to build sustainable programs in Lake County.

As a member of the National Diaper Bank Network, our on-site diaper bank and mobile diaper pantry distributes over 500,000 diapers to families every year. We also provide other childcare necessities like wipes and infant formula, as well as gently used maternity wear, children’s clothing/shoes (newborn through youth size 12), baby gear and children’s books. As a member of the Alliance for Period Supplies, we also distribute free period products.

Keeping Families Covered currently supports over 1,800 children and 1,200 families each month—and counting. We have given away over 2.2 million diapers and over 100,000 pads to the most vulnerable residents in our 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.

A Safe Place

For 43 years, A Safe Place has provided services to victims of abuse and their families and is the sole service provider devoted exclusively to addressing domestic violence (DV) and human trafficking (HT) in Lake County. Guided by the mission of being the leading advocate for eliminating DV/HT in northern Illinois, the service continuum provides a safety net for victims and their children, addresses their crisis and long-term needs, and prevents future violence. Help Them To Hope funding ensures that A Safe Place is able to provide emergency relief, including: shelter, food, clothing, counseling, and services to victims in crisis.

Roberti Community House

A home in the community full of friendship and good will that supports youth and families through health and wellness, education and community support services since 2011.

Funds from Help Them To Hope will help support youth navigating poverty and food insecurities. RCH offers year-round drop in programs that give youth a safe place to create connections, while having fun with science, gardening, art and cooking. Every child that attends can enjoy a nutritious healthy hot meal as part of the RCH youth programs.


Love In The Name Of Christ

Love INC’s mission is to mobilize the local church to transform lives and communities in the Name of Christ. We value relationships over transactions so helping our neighbors takes place through three steps 1) Hear the story, 2) Meet the physical need and 3) Build deeper relationships.

This past year, Love INC connected over 570 individuals from 80+ churches to share almost 20,000 volunteer hours as they served almost 350 families. As has been the case for 30 years, our neighbors facing challenges received real help such as new beds, beautiful donated furniture, household items, and life changing classes.

Board of Directors and Recipients

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

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