Lake County Haven

"Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression;  
bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause."" 
Isaiah 1:17

Mission:  Empowering homeless women and their children to achieve permanent, independent living.

The Lake County Haven is a social-service agency dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless women and children. We use education, employment, and life-skills training to help people move from homelessness to independence. Throughout this process, our goal is always the long-term stability and self-sufficiency of each person. 

Wish List:

All-purpose cleaner
Automobiles (donate your used car!)
Clorox or Lysol wipes
Clothing, new or gently used, for women, all sizes
Dish soap
Frozen meat
Fruits & vegetables (frozen or fresh)
Furniture polish (wood safe)
Garbage bags: kitchen size & large size
Gift cards to Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Jewel, Lowes
Hand soap
Laundry detergent (powder only)
Murphy's Oil Soap
Office supplies: copy paper, very large binders
Paper towels
Pine Sol
Postage stamps
Toilet paper
Train passes (Metra)
Women's underwear bottoms and bras [variety of sizes]

Want to do more than just donate material goods?  Kitchen Conversations are small gatherings at their main shelter in Libertyville where you can learn about homelessness: what causes it and what can end it. Then, sit with us around the kitchen table as we discuss pressing issues affecting local homeless women and children. Join the discussion of how to end homelessness in our lifetime. Your book club, workplace and other groups are welcome to schedule a special session as well. This 1-hour event is free and open to anyone who is concerned about homelessness. Upcoming Kitchen Conversations will be held on:    

Wednesday, June 15th at 11am

Friday, July 22nd at 4pm

Saturday, August 13th at 10am

To reserve your seat at the table, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Maria Seivert, at 847-680-1870 or

For more information:  Phone: 847-680-117                                           Ways you can help:

  1. Donate financially or Adopt a Night
  2. Donate items from their wish list
  3. Volunteer
    • Help plan and organize events such as holiday events, our spring fundraiser, and our holiday boutique.
    • Offer professional services
    • Help out on projects at the shelter
    • Jobs that need to be done:  Donation Sorters, Grocery Shoppers, Office Help, Drivers, Maintenance, Drop off Dinners
  4. Participate in the Kind Words Campaign, by entering words of encouragement on their web site.
  5. Spread the word “ tell others about The Lake County Haven
  6. Pray for this ministry