Lake County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Lake County Illinois social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.


A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Lake County Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center Food Stamp Office 2000 North Lewis Avenue Waukegan IL 60087 847-336-5212


A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Lake County Housing Authority 33928 U.s. 45 Grayslake IL 60030 847-223-1170

North Chicago Housing Authority 1440 Jackson Street North Chicago IL 60064 847-785-4300

Waukegan Housing Authority 215 South Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Waukegan IL 60085 847-244-8500


A WIC Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that provides support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental food program, and in addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help getting other social services. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance.

Lake County Health Department WIC Office 2215 14th Street North Chicago IL 60064 847-984-5250

Lake County Health Department WIC Office 2400 Belvidere Road Waukegan IL 60085 847-377-8420

Lake County Health Department WIC Office 1819 27th Street Zion IL 60099 847-984-5450

Lake County Health Department WIC Office 224 West Clarendon Drive Round Lake IL 60073 847-377-8420

Lake County Health Department WIC Office 1840 Green Bay Road Highland Park IL 60035 847-984-5350

Lake County Health Department WIC Office 224 East Clarendon Drive Round Lake Beach IL 60073 847-984-5150