Social Service Links

This is a list of useful Lake County and Chicago-area social services. Many are compilations from other agencies; others are links to food, job or health assistance.

Find Help Lake County
The United Way’s database of local social service organizations connects Lake County residents with the programs they need.
Career Transitions Center of Chicago
“A place of welcome and support for those in the midst of a career transition.” This is a nonprofit group from Chicago that aids those who find themselves changing jobs or careers."
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Provides “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.” Waukegan phone number: 847-782-4116; Round Lake Beach phone number: 847-546-5733.
Community Action Partnership of Lake County
Located at 1200 Glen Flora in Waukegan, the mission of the CAPLC is to “to alleviate poverty, its causes and consequences, by linking its services with all available resources for the purpose of coordinating and delivering comprehensive human services that lead to individual and family self-sufficiency.” Phone: 847-249-4330.
Families USA
A nonprofit group dedicated to health care. Check here for articles outlining ways to increase or improve health coverage for the uninsured or underinsured.
Illinois Benefit Access Program
Benefits available are: Seniors Ride Free Transit Benefit; Persons with Disabilities Free Transit Ride; and Secretary of State License Plate Discount
Illinois Department of Health and Human Services
Information on food assistance, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, and child care.
Understand the options for undocumented individuals who want to stay in the United States. Immi's Learning Center is a particularly useful site feature.
Lake County Workforce Development
Opportunity for free job training programs through the Lake County Job Center.
Love Inc.
This Christian organization screens needy people (of any faith), and then refers them to area churches for aid. Phone number: 847-731-0526.
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Information on local food pantries, including locations and hours.
Social Service Agencies in Lake County
Comprehensive list of social service venues from the 19th Judicial Circuit Court of Lake County.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Check here for updates on U.S. immigration policies.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
An additional source of information about U.S. immigration policies.