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Social Services

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  • 211 is a place to find help of all kinds in Lake County. It's always open, always confidential, and always free.
  • Speak to a live person when you call in English or Spanish and will also interpret to more than 150 other languages.
  • Common Searches:
    Housing » Food » Mental Health & Addiction » Legal » Financial »


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      Call 211

  • Right this very minute, there are people on the other end of 211 waiting for your call.
  • United Way of Lake County has trained them to guide you to the help you need.
  • If you are outside of Illinois looking for help in Lake County or having an issue reaching 211, call 1-855-677-5253 toll free.

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      Text 898211

  • Text your zip code to 898211.
  • Someone will text you back.
  • Then all you have to do is text your question to begin getting the help you need.

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    Fremont Township

     22376 Erhart Road
     Mundelein, IL 60060
     Phone: (847) 223-2847


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Book Services for the Blind or Vision Impaired


Local Counseling & Therapy Resources


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Refugee & Immigrant Resources

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Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community

Lake County Crisis Care

Crisis Counselors are available 24 hours a day to speak with you by phone at 847-377-8088. You do not have to give your name when you call. 

988 Suicide & Crisis Prevention Liefline

Women in Crisis

Lake County Haven provides safe support and counseling to help women who are in crisis or homeless for any reason to get back on their feet. Click on the link above or call 847-680-5408 for more information. The Haven is located in downtown Libertyville.

A Safe Place

A Safe Place is the sole provider of services exclusively addressing domestic violence and human trafficking in Lake County, Illinois.

A Safe Place 24-Hour Help Line: (847) 249-4450
Toll-Free: 1-800-600-SAFE
TTY: (847) 249-6557 

Illinois Domestic
Violence Helpline

Call 1-877-TO END DV
or 877-863-6338
TTY: 1-877-863-6339

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Call 1-800-799-7233
Chat at 

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center

24-Hour Help Line

open Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm
4275 Old Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031

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