Community Assistance

C.O.O.L. Food Pantry  – The mission of Christian Outreach of Lutherans (COOL) is to give comprehensive assistance to families in need, by reducing hunger and homelessness while encouraging personal growth and self-sufficiency.   www.coolministries.org

C.O.O.L. Pantry East Waukegan  –  123 W. Water Street,  Waukegan IL 60085, 847/662-1230 Hours:  Mondays: 1:00-5:00 PM, Tues, Wed, Thur & Fri: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM and one Saturday per month call 847.662.1230 for details.

Habitat for Humanity  –  Lake County, Illinois
Volunteer –  We have a place for your time and talents.  Whether your interest is swinging a hammer, selling our treasures or community relations, Habitat for Humanity Lake County offers a variety of volunteer and community service opportunities.   You could spend your time…

  • Building a house with the future homeowner and professional construction crew at our site.
  • Keeping waste from our landfills, assisting customers or picking up donations for our ReStore.
  • Completing service hours for your school, church or certifications.  Serving behind the scenes in our office, on task forces or promoting building initiatives.
  • Developing your own unique Habitat for Humanity volunteer.

Habitat for Humanity  –  315 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Waukegan Il 60085,  (847) 623-1020      www.habitatlc.org

PADS Lake County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing shelter, permanent supportive housing and comprehensive resources to families with children and individuals experiencing homelessness in Lake County. While taking care of our clients’ basic needs is of great importance to PADS, we also strive to help our clients break the cycle of homelessness by providing resources and services that stabilize, teach and empower. We are the only organization to hire formerly homeless individuals as Empathy Advocates who use their own life experiences to help pull others out of poverty. Through each of our programs and community partnerships, PADS has the ability to make the greatest impact on homelessness in Lake County.

PADS Lake County – 3001 Green Bay Road,  Building #5,  North Chicago, Illinois 60064,  (847) 689-4357

United Way of Lake County (UWLC) is a nonprofit organization that unites leadership and resources to create lasting change to improve lives in Lake County.  www.liveunitedlakecounty.org

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois  – Throughout the state, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois touches the lives of tens of thousands of people each year, serving people of all ages, races, religious and economic circumstances. Visit their home page for a complete listing of their services. www.lssi.org