Safe and Stable Families Program
Empowering families to support their children’s educational and developmental needs.
To get a copy of our printable fact sheet, click here.
For more information about this program, please contact Meredith Egan.
Currently, in Lake County:
- 54,859 people live below the poverty line
- 112,658 people do not have health insurance
- 37% increase in pounds of food distributed by Northern Illinois Food Bank
- 63% increase in people receiving food stamps from 2007 to 2010
Find Help Lake County: Website that connects families in need with more than 1,400 health and human services in our area as well as national resources. It includes an overview of agency services, how to obtain community services, and examples of major service providers. The Find Help Lake County print resource guide provides a comprehensive list of health and human services available throughout Lake County. The print resource guide also includes a list of services available in Spanish.
Kids 1st Health Fair: Provides a one-stop opportunity for children of low income families to meet the medical requirements for the start of school by providing physicals, dental exams, immunizations, medical tests, backpack fittings and nutritional counseling.
Federal Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP): Supplemental federal funding for emergency food and shelter programs. UWLC provides the administration and distribution of EFSP funds to eligible local agencies.
United Way of Lake County Three Year Impact Grant: UWLC allocated over $900,000 to health and human service programs that meet the goals of the Safe and Stable Families program.
FamilyWize: FamilyWize cards
immediately lower the cost of medicine by an average of 35% or more for people
without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan. Just by
presenting the FamilyWize card at their local pharmacy, customers save on the
cost of their prescription medicine 80% of the time.
In Lake County, we ensured:
1,136 Infants and mothers received prenatal, early infant care support & services
1,205 Children received physicals, dental exams, immunizations and other services at Kids 1st Health Fair
6,915 Individuals & families received counseling and support services
9,419 Health prevention screenings provided
25,582 Received family support and counseling
100,000 Received Find Help Lake County booklets
200,000 Visited www.FindHelpLakeCounty.org
60,369 Accessed emergency food & shelter needs
316,310 Individuals benefitted from EFSP funds.
*denotes funded agency
|*A Safe Place Lake County Crisis Center
*Alexian Brothers The Harbor
*American Red Cross of Greater Chicago
*Arden Shore Child & Family Services
*Catholic Charities, Lake County Services
*Christian Outreach of Lutherans
*Community Action Partnership of Lake County
Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County
*I-PLUS of Lake County
*Lake County Family YMCA
Lake County Government
*Lake County Haven
Lake County Health Department/
Community Health Center
|*Lake County Residential Development Corporation
*Literacy Volunteers of Lake County
*Mano a Mano Family Resource Center
*Most Blessed Trinity
Northern Illinois Food Bank
*PADS Crisis Services, Inc.
*Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine
*Urban Muslim Minority Alliance Center
*YWCA Lake County
*Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center
Looking for additonal resources and information about Safe and Stable Families?
National Center for Children in Poverty
United States Financial Literacy and Education Commission
Consumer Education Services, Inc.
Federal Reserve Bank of the United States
We need to increase funding to expand these programs to reach more families!
Be sure to check out our Research and Results pages for additional information!