Lake County Haven

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



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.

Winter 2022-2023 Wish List

  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Detergent & Dryer Sheets – Powder (only)
  • Laundry Baskets
  • Bleach
  • Dishwasher Detergent – Powder (only)
  • Bottles of Liquid Dishwashing Detergent
  • Spray Bottles of All-Purpose Cleaner—without bleach (e.g., Spic & Span, Lysol, etc.)
  • Disinfectant Wipes for Surfaces (NO Hand Disinfectant/Antibacterial Wipes, please)
  • Spray Cans of Disinfectant Aerosols (e.g., Lysol, etc.)
  • Spray Cans of Air Freshener (e.g., Airwick, Glade, etc.)
  • Bottles of Household Cleaners (e.g., Lysol, Pine Sol, Mr. Clean, Fabuloso, etc.)
  • Spray Bottles/Cans of Glass Cleaner (e.g., Windex, etc.)
  • Spray Cans of Furniture Polish (e.g., Pledge, etc.)
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Heavier-Duty Cotton String Mops & Mop Head Replacements
  • Household Brooms
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Sandwich Bags
  • One Gallon Freezer Bags (e.g., Ziploc, etc.)
  • Tall Kitchen Garbage Bags (13 Gallon)
  • Large Garbage Bags (30 Gallon)
  • Body Wash (full-size bottles)
  • Body Lotion (full-size bottles/tubes)
  • Hair Conditioner (full-size bottles)
  • Bath Towels (new)
  • Plastic Clothes Hangers (adult standard size), bundles of 10+
  • Small Bedside Electric Alarm Clocks
  • Women’s Bathrobes (M, L, XL & XXL) – (new)
  • Standard Pillow Cases (new)
  • Twin-size Sheet Sets (new)
  • Ice Melt (salt or comparable product for driveways/walkways)
  • Gift Cards: Target, Walmart, Menards, Aldi, Jewel, Walgreens & Visa

Your gifts and donations mean so much. Items are gratefully accepted by appointment only, M to F. To arrange a donation drop-off to our Libertyville admin office, please contact the Volunteer & Resource Coordinator: volunteer@ or 847 680-1870 (call or text). Note: We have temporarily stopped accepting donations of women’s & children’s clothing due to our existing abundant supply of these items.


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.

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.