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Helping People. Changing Lives.

The Mission of the Community Action Partnership of Lake County is to reduce the causes and effects of poverty, promote self-sufficiency of families and individuals with low incomes, and improve the standard of living in the Lake County service area.

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We gear our programs to promote early childhood education and parent involvement. Our programs provide families with access to various programs to help them financially and emotionally. We are passionate about helping children and families overcome the consequences of poverty.
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Thanks to partnerships with corporations, community organizations, and members of the community like you, we are able to help struggling families in Lake County.
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Whether you have time or money to spare, we are happy to have your help. Low-income families have reached self-sufficiency with our aid since 1964 with the help of volunteers, including senior volunteers. We also work with companies for event sponsorships and corporate volunteering.
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About Us

Community Action Partnership of Lake County (CAPOLC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency serving residents of Lake County, Illinois for more than 50 years. We help low-income families reach self-sufficiency through emergency assistance for families in crisis needing immediate aid, case management, prevention services, and scholarships. Our organization also helps families by providing access to preschools, veteran housing, and other opportunities. We serve more than 24,000 people a year.

CAPOLC is one of 1,100 agencies across the United States established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America's War on Poverty. As part of a national network, the agencies work to strengthen, promote, and represent the voice of more than 30 million people who are living in poverty. Learn More About Us »


Thank you for your interest. For questions or comments, please use the information listed here. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(224) 412-8945

2424 Washington Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

Service Area
Lake County, IL

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