2424 Washington Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

(847) 249-4330

Service Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


CSBG; Community Services Block Grant


**During the COVID-19 response period, program has been suspended until further notice (updated as of 4/28/2020).**

Provides financial assistance to families with children to help pay for school uniforms.


Families must be Lake County resident and meet income guidelines below:

Family Size 125% of Poverty 125% 90 days
1 $15,175 $3,794
2 $20,575 $5,144
3 $25,975 $6,494
4 $31,375 $7,844
5 $36,775 $9,194
6 $42,175 $10,544
7 $47,575 $11,894
8 $52,975 $13,244



Program Fees:

No Fee.

Intake Process:

Call for an appointment.

Documents required:
- Photo ID for all adults in the household.
- Social Security Cards for all household members, including children.
- Proof of income for all household members for the last 90-days prior to application date.
- Proof that child is registered for school
- School Uniform policy document


Program Contact Information

Primary Contact

Program Contact Information

(847) 249-4330

Phone Numbers

Primary Program Phone

(847) 249-4330

Address Listings


2424 Washington Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

Physical (Primary)

2424 Washington Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

Handicap Accessible?



-Adopt A Head Start class for Christmas
-Donate school supplies for Head Start children (laptops, bikes, balls, jump ropes, water/sandboxes, play-doh, slime)
-Donate furniture, clothing and home decor to Resale Shop
-Sponsor annual Anti-Poverty Walk
-Donate to Red Box Donation Campaign for Veterans in residential care at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (September 11th-Veterans Day)

Volunteer Opportunities:

1) Youth & Family Services Volunteer: Food Pantry - Annual Holiday Basket Give-Away during the month of December. Volunteers are needed to sort groceries and pack holiday baskets for Lake County families in need. Youth volunteers welcome.

2) Head Start Volunteer: Volunteers will assist children 3 to 5 years of age for at least 1-2 hours, 1-2 days per week for the school year. Assistants help children with Literacy, Math, Reading, Social & Emotional Development and more.

3) Changing Lives Upscale Resale Shop: Volunteers will assist customers; ring sales in cash register; sort, stock, price, tag, organize and hang merchandise on racks and shelves; and/or assist with packing seasonal items for storage area.

4) Program Office Support: Volunteers will be assigned to assist departments with clerical support, such as data entry, phone calls, and filing.

5) Annual Anti-Poverty Walk: The 1st Saturday in May, volunteers load and unload tables and chairs, set-up & breakdown tents and check-in walkers at registration. Other volunteers are needed along the 5K route to man water stops and finish-line concession stands.

6) Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: We are looking for Volunteer readers who will read age-appropriate books to Head Start children ages 3-5 years old.

Contact Person for Volunteer Opportunities: Lisa Hayes at

Legal Status:

Private, Non-Profit

Date of Official Change:

August 23, 2019

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  • Illinois
    • Lake County
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