Essential Services: Emergency Services | Essential Services: Warming Centers | Essential Services: Food Pantries | Essential Services: Food Stamps | Essential Services: Personal Care | Essential Services: Seniors | Financial Services | Health Services | Housing Services | Legal Aid | Unemployment Resources | Utilities Assistance | Miscellaneous

Essential Services: Emergency Services

A Safe Place : Lake County Crisis Center Domestic Violence Shelter
24-Hour HelpLine: 847-249-4450
Office: 847-731-7165

Journey from PADS to HOPE
1140 E. Northwest Highway, Palatine
847-963-9163

Women Infants and Children
800-323-4769

Illinois Department of Human Services
800-843-6154
Available 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM


Find Help Lake County's Resource Guide

Find Help Lake County's Services

 

Essential Services: Warming Centers

Barrington:

Public Safety Facility
400 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington
All Hours

Train Station
201 S. Spring St.
847-381-0065
Hours: Mon - Fri. 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Village Hall

200 S. Hough St.
847-304-3400
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 

Illinois:

Keep Warm Illinois
Illinois Department of Human Services
800-843-6154

 

Essential Services: Food Pantries

Cook County::

Greater Food Depository
Illinois Food Bank Association
773-247-3663

Journeys from PADS to HOPE
1140 E. Northwest Highway, Palatine
847-963-9163

 

Kane County:

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Elgin Food Pantries

Lighthouse Food Pantry
325 South St., Elgin, IL
847-608-0783
Hours: Wednesdays 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Two Rivers Head Start
620 Wing St., Elgin, IL
847-717-6048.
Hours: Mondays - Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 PM

 

Lake County:

Northern Illinois Food Bank


Open Arms Mission
1548 S. Main St., Antioch, IL
847-395-0309
Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Project Hope
320 E. Franklin St., Barrington, IL
847-381-5721
Hours: Mondays - Fridays, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

McHenry County:

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Cary Grove Food Pantry
8901 S. Cary-Algonquin Rd.
847-516-3602
Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, 1st & 3rd Saturday, 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Crystal Lake Food Pantry
257 King Street
815-455-0961
Hours: Mondays & Fridays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Barrington Township:

Barrington Food Pantry
602 S. Hough. St.
847-381-5632
Hours: Mondays - Fridays, 8:00 - 11:00 AM and 1:00 - 3:00 PM

 

Cuba Township:

Cuba Township Food Pantry
847-381-1924
Hours: Once a month.

 

Palatine Township:

Palatine Township Food Pantry
721 S. Quentin Rd., Palatine
Hours: Mondays - Fridays, 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM, Saturdays, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Essential Services: Food Stamps

Illinois Department of Human Services
800-843-6154
Available: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

 

Essential Services: Personal Care

Low Cost Haircuts

Cook County

Cosmetology & Spa Academy
142 East Golf Road, Schaumburg
1-630-626-4648

Empire Beauty School
1166 East Lake Street, Hanover Park
1-630-626-4648

Salon Apprentice
For free or inexpensive haircuts and color treatments for males and females. Select from a list of licensed cosmetologists. To set up an appointment, please contact them directly via phone or e-mail.

 

Dental Hygiene Clinics

Cook County

Harper College Dental Hygiene Clinic
Avante Center, Building X, Room X102
1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067
Convenient parking in Lot 4A.
Telephone number: 847-925-6534
Fall Semester : Tuesdays -Thursdays, 8:00 AM - 12 noon, 1:30 - 5:30 PM
Spring Semester: Mondays -Thursdays, 8:00 AM - 12 noon, 1:30 - 5:30 PM
Summer Semester: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:00 AM - 12 noon, 1:30 - 5:30 PM

Lake County

College of Lake County Dental Hygiene Clinic
111 N. Genesee, Waukegan
847-543-2172
Fall Semester: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

 

Essential Services: Seniors

Barrington Area Council on Aging
6000 Garlands Lane, Suite 100, Barrington
847-381-5030

Resource Directory For Older Adults : A Guide to Information for Seniors and Caregivers in the Barrington Area

 

Financial Services:

Money Management International
3601 Algonquin Road, Suite 620, Rolling Meadows
866-889-9347

General Assistance: Illinois
800-843-6154
Available: 8:00 -5:30 PM

General Assistance for Algonquin Township Residents
847-639-2700

General Assistance for Barrington Township Residents
Angel Fund of Barrington
602 S. Hough St.
847-381-5632
Hours: Mondays - Fridays, 8:00 - 11:00 AM, and 1:00-3:00 PM

General Assistance for Cuba Township Residents


Cuba Cares Fund
847-381-1924

General Assistance for Ela Township Residents
Phone: 847-438-7823

General Assistance for Palatine Township Residents
Phone: 847-358-6700, x6110.

 

Health Services:

Hotlines:


Alcohol and Drug Helpline
1-800-662-4357
National referral hotline for drug and alcohol treatment.

Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
1-800-383-2224

Community Crisis Line (All of Illinois)
847-697-2380

Depression Awareness Hotline
1-800-273-8255
Informational hotline for depression and related disorders.

Ecker Center - Psychiatric Emergency Program (PEP)
847-888-2211

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255

Talkline Help Lines
TEEN-LINE: 1-800-852-8336
24-hour crisis intervention hotline which provides emotional support, information and referral.

 

Counseling: Illinois:

Alexian Bros. NWMental Health Center
847-383-2224
Email: MentalHealthCenter@alexian.net.

Barrington Youth & Family Services
847-381-0345
Serves as a community-based, non-profit social service agency, providing comprehensive family counseling, youth outreach and prevention programming.

Ecker Center for Mental Health
847-695-0484
Community mental health resource center provides an array of outpatient mental health services to adults and their families in Barrington Township and in the northern two-thirds of Kane County.

Families Anonymous
800-736-9805

Family Services of Barrington Area
847-381-4981
Provides residents with counseling for families, individuals and couples. Sliding fee scale for services.

Illinois Department of Human Services
800-843-6154
Available - 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Samaritan Counseling Center
1000 Hart Road, Suite 201, Barrington
847-382-4673

 

Medical: Illinois:
Illniois Department of Human Services

800-843-6154
Available: 8:00 AM-5:30 PM

 

Medical: Palatine Township Residents:
Health and Wellness
847-358-6110

 

Prescriptions:
Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Patient Assistance Program
13600 Shoreline Drive
St. Louis, MO 63045
800-851-0758 for application and questions
Free prescription medication for qualifying patients.
Many pharmaceutical companies have similar programs.

Cook County Prescription Card

Lake County Prescription Card

Palatine Township Prescription Card

 

Housing Services:

HOPE - Homeownership Preservation Foundation
888-995-4673

Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan
Provides assistance to homeowners eligible for assistance.

Illinois Department of Human Services
800-843-6154
Available: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network

855-533-7411

 Legal Aid:

Catholic Charities Legal Assistance
651 W. Lake Street, Chicago
312-948-6821

Illinois Legal Aid

Prairie State Legal Services
800-531-7057

 

Unemployment Resources:

Illinois Unemployment Benefits

COBRA Insurance-Labor Department

COBRA-Continuation of Health Coverage

 

Utilities Assistance:

Utilities Assistance - Cuba Township Residents

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
847-381-1924

Utilities Assistance - Palatine Township Residents
847-358-6700

ComEd Energy Assistance Program

Nicor Gas Sharing Program
Crystal Lake Salavation Army Office
290 W. Crystal Lake Rd., Crystal Lake, IL
815-455-2769

 

Miscellaneous:

Benefits.gov
Benefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.

Nina's Pet Food Pantry
847-529-2025

Pet Food Pantry at Central Bark Grayslake
773-552-4673

 

For additional information on services,
please contact the Barrington Area Library
Telephone number: 1-847-382-1300.
Email: Adultref@balibrary.org