211 is a free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral helpline connecting individuals and families in need with access to available health and human services.  211 is Lake County's one-stop-shop for help!

Lake County residents can connect to a wide range of services by phone or text, and an expert navigator will guide them to the help they need, regardless of the time of day, the language they speak, or where they live.

211 provides access to critical services:

  • Shelter and affordable housing options
  • Legal-consumer and public safety
  • Utility assistance
  • Supplemental food programs
  • Addiction support and rehabilitation
  • Crisis counseling
  • Employment and education support
  • Health care and mental health
  • Financial support
  • Transportation
  • Specialized programs and services driven by 211...and much more!

211 is transforming the way United Way of Lake County helps hundreds of thousands of our residents connect with essential health and human services to improve and save lives.

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Additional Info

For more information, contact 211LakeCounty@uwlakeco.org.

CLICK HERE to sign-up for our 211 e-newsletter so you can stay up-to-date on 211 in Lake County.

Visit 211 website: 211LakeCounty.org

Ways to Donate to 211

Sustaining 211 for Lake County begins with you. With your support, we can continue to provide this vital service and ensure that all 714,000 Lake County residents have access to critical information and resources. Together, we are providing a 211 system in Lake County that is transforming the way our residents find help and setting a new standard for 211 in Illinois. To view our community of 211 donors, click here.

Support 211

Business Partnerships

United Way of Lake County wants to create a partnership with your business. Business partners help to provide financial and human resources that support the general operation of 211 while 211 helps employees and their family members manage the challenges that life can bring.

Additional Info

For more information on partnership opportunities, contact Quinton Snodgrass: (847) 775-1046 or Quinton.Snodgrass@uwlakeco.org

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