• Resources for District 126 Families during COVID-19

    Student Academic Support

    The Zion Park District provides a safe and quiet place for high school and middle school students to complete their school work during the day.  Please click on this flyer for more information.

    The Point Church also provides support to students from 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. 

    Food Assistance

    The Giving Point - North Point Church
    900 N. Lewis Ave., Winthrop Harbor
    Monday 1:30 - 6:00 pm

    Abiding Love, Christian Assembly of God Church
    2929 Bethel Blvd.,  Zion
    (847) 872-3541
    Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Catholic Charities
    671 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan
    (847) 782-4000
    Mon-Friday 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Our Lady of Humility Food Pantry
    10655 W. Wadsworth, Beach Park
    Must call (847) 872-8778 on Tuesday or Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:30 am to set up food pickup time

    Meals on Wheels - Northeastern Illinois
    Must call (847) 332-2678 and complete application to set up deliveries
    *Restrictions may apply 


    Pandemic EBT Application Available

    The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) launched the Pandemic EBT application for families on May 1 at https://abe.illinois.gov/abe/access/. P-EBT is a new special benefit that can help families buy food for their school age children who would normally receive National School Lunch Program (NSLP) free or reduced-priced meals when schools are in session.  The fastest way for families to receive benefits is to complete the application for P-EBT available online (Click “Apply for Benefits” at the link.) A paper application in English and Spanish is also available and can be submitted by email to DHS.FCS.PEBT@illinois.gov. IDHS created a flyer to help families with the application process.

    For technical assistance with the application, please email DHS.FCS.PEBT@illinois.gov.

    Shelter Assistance

    PADS (run through Warren Township)
    17801 W. Washington St., Gurnee
    Intakes take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday - Friday.
    (847) 689-4357

    Other Services

    Zion Township
    Offices are closed - virtual meetings available
    All requests must be made through phone (847) 872-2811 or email at info@ZionTownship.org

    State of Illinois - Emergency Child Care
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Call toll free (888)  228-1146
    Text (312) 736-7390
    Search for emergency care providers at emergencycare.inccrra.org

    United Way of Lake County
    Resource for a number of free and confidential services
    Contact United way through any of the following: