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.
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
Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
671 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan
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.
PADS (run through Warren Township)
17801 W. Washington St., Gurnee
Intakes take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday - Friday.
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:
- Call 211 from your phone
- Text your zip code to 898211
- Visit www.211lakecounty.org