• The resources listed here are not connected to District 126, and are only listed for informational purposes.  You can also go online to find more social service resources at http://www.findhelplakecounty.org.

    Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services (CABS)
    3010 Grand Avenue
    Waukegan, IL 60085

    What is CABS?
    CABS provides individual, family, group, respite and crisis counseling. Services are provided to youth and their families that reside in Lake County. Assessment for psychiatric hospitalization is provided to all Lake County youth who are wards of DCFS, have Medicaid or KidCare and all uninsured youth. Counseling services are provided mainly in the community, including schools. Case managers are available to assist families in obtaining the resources necessary to restore balance. We strive to help youth and their families develop positive coping techniques, communication skills and the means to manage mental health issues, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

    What is the cost?
    Fees for CABS services are based on level of income and number of dependents.  A sliding fee schedule based on national poverty levels is available for Lake County residents.

    Hours of service and location:
    Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM.  The CABS office is located at 3010 Grand Avenue, in Waukegan, on the northeast corner of Greenwood and Jackson.

    Contact Information:
    For more information, please call Children and Adolescent Behavioral Services at 847.377.8950. The fax number is 847.377.8803.

    NICASA - Behavioral Heath and Substance Abuse
    1113 Greenwood Avenue 
    Waukegan, Illinois 60085

    31979 North Fish Lake Road
    Round Lake, Illinois  60073 

    Telephone Numbers:
    Headquarters: 847-546-6450
    Waukegan Office: 847-244-4434
    Bridge House: 847-662-4124
    Women's Services: 847-785-8660
    Fax: 847-546-6760 

    Nicasa is a behavioral health and substance abuse treatment and prevention agency. Substance Abuse Services; Addictions; Alcoholism; Drugs; D.U.I.; Domestic Violence, including prevention services; Family Violence Prevention; Gambling Concerns; Gangs; Information and Referral - Office Hours; Parent Support; Violence Prevention; Youth Support; Teen Court; Anger Management; Abuse, Domestic Violence; Question/questions AKA: The agency was originally known as the Northern Illinois Council Against Substance Abuse.

    Website:  www.nicasa.org
    Program Fees:  Sliding scale based on income. 
    Intake / Application Process:  Call 847-546-6450 to make an appointment or for additional information.

    Nicasa’s youth services provide a variety of programs that capitalize on individual strengths and skill-building to give today’s youth the tools they need to succeed and develop healthy lifestyles. Whether he or she needs a little guidance to avoid risky behaviors, life-skills to make good decisions and take responsibility, or more in-depth treatment for substance abuse issues, Nicasa has the experience to meet the needs of today’s youth. Youth progarms include education, life skills, early intervention, and outpatient and intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment. 

    Gateway Alcohol & Drug Rehab - Lake Villa
    25480 Cedarcrest Lane
    Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

    Welcome to Gateway Alcohol and Drug Rehab Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehab in Chicago, and throughout Illinois for more than 40 years, Gateway Alcohol and Drug Rehab and our teams of experts have helped adults and teens lost in the maze of substance abuse. We are the largest provider of adult and teen substance abuse treatment in Illinois. Why Choose Gateway? Each year, Gateway helps more than 29,000 people find their way to productive, healthy and socially responsible lives. After Work/After School outpatient treatment programs available.  Affordable rates and approved by most major insurances. All Gateway drug treatment and alcohol treatment services are provided in the strictest of confidence.

    A Safe Place
    2710 17th Street
    Zion, IL 60099
    24-Hour Crisis Line: 847-249-4450

    A Safe Place provides safe housing and supportive counseling options to survivors of domestic violence at no charge. Additional services include abuser intervention groups, and education programs for professionals, students and the community-at-large. To learn more about specific services, follow the links at the left or, using a safe phone, call our 24-hour crisis line at 847-249-4450 or 800-600-SAFE.

    Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center 
    4275 Old Grand Avenue
    Gurnee, IL 60031
    24-Hour Support Line: 847-872-7799 • TTY: 847-244-1367 • Fax: 847-244-6380
    Office: 847-244-1187

    Our Mission:
    To provide a place where survivors of sexual assault and abuse can heal and mobilize the community toward action to end sexual violence.
    To create a community free from sexual violence.

    Our Philosophy:
    Zacharias Center seeks to provide quality, comprehensive, client-centered services to survivors of sexual assault and abuse. These services are provided in partnership with the survivor in the spirit of equality, free from judgment or oppression.

    We believe that the women, men, and children we serve are entitled to respect, accessible services, privacy, empowerment, and advocacy.  Zacharias Center's services are free and are available to all survivors regardless of race, gender, language, ability, sexual orientation, or religion.

    Zacharias Center seeks to be an active presence in the community to speak up in support of and in partnership with all survivors of sexual violence. Zacharias Center provides services to the community at large and to other professionals and service providers to enhance the understanding of the impact of sexual violence on everyone. 

    Zion Township
    1015 27th Street
    Zion, IL 60099

    Basic need assistance. General assistance program and Emergency assistance program offered for Zion residents in need who do not qualify for any other governmental assistance program. Also, Senior programs like prescription credits, half fare taxi tickets, RTA authorized agents, etc. Youth summer employment program for 14 and 15 year old Zion youth. Transportation - Paratransit - Dial-A-Ride; Transportation - Senior Citizens - Dial-A-Ride; Wheelchair Accessible Transportation.

    Aid for Women - Waukegan
    4606 West Old Grand, Suite B
    Gurnee, Illinois 60031

    They provide free pregnancy testing and consultation is available. We provide maternity and baby clothes up to size 2, cover, high chairs, etc. We offer referrals and information regarding other resources, including abortion and adoption. Everything is free and confidential.

    Lake County Health Department Community Health Center
    1911 27th Street
    Zion, IL 60099

    The prenatal program provides comprehensive medical care to Lake County pregnant women who are income eligible, cannot afford or obtain care, or do not have private insurance. Complete medical examinations, laboratory tests, prenatal and parenting classes and health counseling are provided at each clinic visit.

    Tri-County Pregnancy & Parenting Service
    Suite 110
    100 South Atkinson Road
    Grayslake, Illinois 60030
    (847) 231-4651

    Counseling Services in the Zion Area:

    Arden Shore Child & Family Services
    329 North Genesee Street
    Waukegan, Illinois 60085

    Bradley Counseling Center
    5465 Grand Avenue
    Gurnee, Illinois 60031

    Bradley Counseling Center
    420 West Grand Avenue
    Lake Villa, Illinois 60046
    (847) 356-3322

    Catholic Charities - H.I.V./A.I.D.S. Case Management & Counseling
    671 South Lewis Avenue
    Waukegan, Illinois 60085

    Community Youth Network
    18640 West Belvidere Road
    Grayslake, Illinois 60030
    (847) 548-6000

    Gurnee Counseling Center 
    4212 Old Grand Avenue, Suite 102
    Gurnee, Illinois 60031

    One Hope United - Lake Villa
    P.O. Box 1128
    215 N. Milwaukee Avenue
    Lake Villa, Illinois 60046 
    (847) 245-6501

    Myers Counseling Group - Crystal Lake
    300 Memorial Drive
    Suite 200
    Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

    Youth & Family Counseling
    1113 South Milwaukee Avenue, Suite 104
    Libertyville, Illinois 60048
    (847) 367-5991