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Programs Geared Toward
Family Enrichment

Learn About Our Education and Assistance Programs

Community Action Partnership of Lake County serves Lake County, Illinois, with various programs to help local families find self-sufficiency. Learn more about how our programs help children and families in need.

Head Start

Head Start is a program that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, disability, and parent involvement services to low-income children ages three to five and their families. The federally funded program creates an atmosphere where children from low-income families can go and experience a new environment. Learn more about the specifics of how this program offers early childhood education, health and nutrition services, and parent, family, and community engagement.

Energy Assistance

Energy Assistance encompasses three areas: Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP), Weatherization, and ComEd's® Residential Special Hardship program.

Youth and Family Services: Emergency Assistance

Emergency assistance is provided on a one-time basis to families who qualify for emergency and financial assistance. In addition, CAPOLC operates a food pantry that is open to individuals and families based on need or through referral from other agencies. Youth and family services encompass emergency assistance for families in crisis needing:

• Immediate Aid
• Self-Sufficiency Case Management
• Post-Secondary Scholarships
• Kids Club Summer Day Camp
• Employment and Training
Happy Kids and a Apartment Building

Affordable Housing

Through this program, we offer safe and affordable housing for rent and first-time homeownership. CAPOLC also operates affordable housing to help veterans. CAPOLC owns 37 affordable rental housing units, a 14-unit apartment complex in Antioch, and four lease-to-own single-family houses in Lake County, Illinois.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is federally funded with the mission of tapping the skills, talents, and experience of more than 296,100 senior volunteers 55 years of age or older to meet a wide range of community challenges. We place volunteers with over 30 partner agencies to develop and fill meaningful volunteer opportunities. RSVP is open to retired, semi-retired, or individuals working full-time and provides benefits, recognition, and support.

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