Domestic Violence Resources in Lake County (Townships: Benton, Deerfield, Libertyville, Moraine, Newport, Shields, Vernon, Warren, Waukegan, Zion)


Lake County Courthouse (847) 377-3600 

18 N County St, Waukegan, IL 60085 

In-House Domestic Violence Advocates: A Safe Place (847) 360-6471, 5th floor, Rm D-100 

Domestic Violence Shelters and Services 

A Safe Place (847) 249-4450 

Shelter, permanent housing, court advocacy, counseling, referrals. 

House of Peace (224) 430-4977 

The House of Peace Shelter, in partnership with Catholic Charities, provides a secure, temporary residence for Latina women and children suffering from domestic violence. 

Lake County Haven 847-680-5408 

Lake County Haven provides shelter and life-changing services so that homeless women and their children can achieve healthy, stable, independent living. 

Noah’s Rest (847) 764-6624 

Temporary shelter for pets of domestic violence survivors, available for transitional periods. 


YWCA Gurnee Child Care Assistance Program (847) 662-4247 

The YWCA administers the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program to help income-eligible parents pay for childcare while they work or go to school. 


Catholic Charities Family Self-Sufficiency Program (847) 782-4233 

This program assists low-income, single parents with dependent children to break the cycle of welfare and poverty. Participants receive education, training, employment assistance, and case management for up to five years as they learn to achieve and maintain an independent, self-sufficient lifestyle that allows them to provide for their families’ basic needs. 

Lake County Job Center (847) 377-3450 

The Job Center cultivates and connects our employers and workforce to fuel economic growth and well-being in Lake County. The Job Center serves all members of the public. We have resources for job seekers who may have a barrier to employment or a specialized situation including veterans, youth, seniors, ex-offenders, and individuals with disabilities.

Mano a Mano Family Resource Center (847) 201-1521 

Mano a Mano’s Education and Career Coach assists in resume and cover letters, scholarship search, job referrals, transfer credits, and volunteer programs.  


Northern Illinois Food Bank (844) 600-7627 

The Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Outreach Team assists Lake County residents with SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, and other public benefits programs. They can also link to various food pantries throughout the county. 

Mental Health 

Bradley Counseling Center 847-356-3322   

Bradley Counseling Center provides a range of outpatient therapy and psychological testing services. Locations include Lake Villa and Gurnee.  

Catholic Charities – Lake County Behavioral Health (847) 782-4049   

Provides professional mental health and substance abuse counseling services to families and individuals affected by one or more social problems. Individual and group counseling is offered in a safe and supportive atmosphere.  

Community Youth Network (CYN) Counseling Center 847-548-6000 

CYN Counseling Center is a non-profit comprehensive community-based counseling center that serves children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with a variety of mental health issues. CYN offers general and specialized counseling and psychotherapy, case management, crisis intervention, and community education. 

Family Service of Lake County 847-432-4981    

We provide counseling, education, and support services to strengthen individuals and families in need to succeed in school, at work, in relationships, and within our community. 

Gurnee Counseling Center 847-336-5621    

Gurnee Counseling Center offers a variety of mental health services including child, adolescent, couples, family, and geriatric counseling along with psychological testing and substance abuse assessment/treatment.  

Josselyn Center 847-441-5600  

Long-term, sustainable mental wellness programs with empathetic, culturally-aware, licensed therapists. For individuals, couples, young people, and families. 

Lake County Behavioral Health – Adults 847-377-8088, Child/Youth 847-377-8110   

Staff provide treatment, training and support services to persons experiencing problems related to emotional and mental illness, or drug and alcohol addiction. Individual and group therapy, case management, housing counseling, psychiatric medication, and emotional/cognitive skill-building methods of treatment are used. 

Youth and Family Counseling 847-367-5991    

Provides caring, confidential, personalized counseling in a private office environment. A staff of licensed psychotherapists works with children, teens, adults of all ages, couples, and families. 

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center (847) 872-7799 (24-hr) 

Z-Center provides a place where survivors of sexual assault and abuse can heal, and works to mobilize the community toward action to end sexual violence. 


Catholic Charities – Emergency Assistance Program (847) 782-4100 

Provides emergency food, shelter, rental and utility assistance, and crisis management services. Emergency food services help clients to meet short-term nutritional needs. Shelter services include emergency shelter for homeless women, children, and persons with medical needs that cannot be met by local shelters. Homeless prevention services include security deposit, rental and mortgage assistance to prevent homelessness. Other services that help a client stabilize include pharmaceutical assistance, transportation assistance, clothing vouchers, and case management services. 

Community Action Partnership of Lake County (CAP Lake County) (847) 249-4330 

Community Action Partnership of Lake County serves Lake County, Illinois with programs that help local families find self-sufficiency. They accept applications for assistance via telephone, internet, and the use of dropbox service for: rent, mortgage, water/sewer bills, shelter, energy, and the curbside food pantry. 

Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) (847) 263-7478 

CPAH is a HUD-certified nonprofit organization that develops affordable housing and provides services that empower individuals and families to secure and retain quality housing. 

Great Lakes Credit Union (800) 982-7850 

Looking to make a purchase or in need of rental assistance? GLCU’s expert NCHEC and HUD-Certified counselors can walk you through every step of the process. Let GLCU guide you through the home buying or rental experience, taking advantage of every opportunity to help along the way. Schedule a screening at 

PADS Lake County (847) 689-4357 

PADS Lake County is a community-based organization that provides trauma-informed support, resources, and shelter to individuals and families experiencing homelessness and a housing crisis. 


Illinois Townships 

We strongly advise reaching out to your Illinois township for a variety of assistance programs including emergency financial assistance, food pantries, access to state benefits, and other local resources. You can find your township by visiting 


Community Action Partnership of Lake County (CAP Lake County) 847-249-4330 

Community Action Partnership of Lake County serves Lake County, Illinois with programs that help local families find self-sufficiency. They accept applications for assistance via telephone, internet, and the use of drop box service for: rent, mortgage, water/sewer bills, shelter, energy, and the curbside food pantry. 

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