The Salvation Army provides many essential services in Wakegan, including:

  • Housing expense assistance (past-due rent)
  • Clothing vouchers (for flood/fire victims)
  • Furniture vouchers (for flood/fire victims)
  • Rehabilitation (for drug/alcohol addiction)
  • Disaster services (clean up kits)
  • Summer camps & after-school programs
  • Paper Pantry
  • Community referrals

After-School Programs

After-School Care is avialable for children ages 5+ in the Waukegan area. Children can receive assistance with homework, after school snacks and enjoy playtime until their guardian arrives. This service operates until 6pm every day. The cost is $25 per child per week. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.

Emergency Assistance

Emergency Assistance is available to families living in suburban Lake County. Click here to find the phone number for your local organization.

Pathway of Hope

The Pathway of Hope encourages parents to seek a better future for their children. This program provides goal-setting and case management services, as well as job training, health services, child care, education, housing options, legal services and more.

Paper Pantry

The Paper Pantry offers free toiletries and other items that are typically not available in food pantries. All residents of Gurnee, Waukegan, North Chicago, Park City and Beach Park can access this service on the first Saturday of every month at 9am.


Our Address:

850 S. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085


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