Resources for Families

Lake County Warming Centers Are Open

Warming centers are available across Lake County for any community members who do not have access to heat. Visit the county’s warming center locator to find area warming centers and get relief from the cold temperatures. Be sure to contact participating facilities before arrival to confirm hours and capacity.

Why Should You Call 211?

211 team members from around the country, including our very own Gale Graves, share why 211 is more than a number─ it’s a lifeline, a connection, a beacon of hope. From feeding communities to keeping the lights on, 211 is here to help.

Call 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898-211 or visit

2-1-1 United Way of Lake County

Help Starts Here
211 is the place with the answers you need to live well in Lake County, Illinois.
211 is Lake County’s free one-stop shop for help:

  • It’s a telephone helpline.
  • It’s a texting chatline.
  • And, it’s this very website you’re visiting right now.