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The Foglia Family Foundation

assisted living services The Foglia Family Foundation
The Foglia Foundation is a supportive and gracious organization helping local charities with their programming. They generously support Elderwerks efforts to help local seniors with their needs as well as the Elderwerks Senior Resource Directory.

Russell & Josephine Kott Memorial Charitable Trust

assisted living services Russell & Josephine Kott Memorial Charitable Trust
The funds to support the project Adult Case Management & Outreach Services were received from the Russell and Josephine Kott Memorial Charitable Trust. 
The Russell & Josephine Kott Memorial Charitable Trust honors the lives of Russell and Josephine Kott. Their bequest created a resource that provides funding each year to support a range of charitable organizations that improve the lives of individuals, with an emphasis on gerontology. The Trust focuses on opportunities to provide grants that enhance services for seniors through educational internships, quality programs and capacity building for agencies serving seniors.

211 Lake County

assisted living services 211 Lake County

What is 211 Lake County?

211 is the place with the answers you need to live well in Lake County, Illinois.
211 is Lake County’s free one-stop shop for help:

  • It’s a telephone helpline.
  • It’s a texting chatline.
  • And, it’s this very website you’re visiting right now.

211 is always open, always confidential, and always free. Speak to a live person when you call in English or Spanish.
The 211 team will also interpret to more than 150 other languages.

Right this very minute, there are people on the other end of 211 waiting for your call.
United Way of Lake County has trained them to guide you to the help you need.
If you are outside of Illinois looking for help in Lake County or having an issue reaching 211, call 1-855-677-5253 toll free.

Text your zip code to 898211. People at our 211 contact center are waiting for your texts at this moment. Someone will text you back. Then all you have to do is text your question to begin getting the help you need.

Take a look through this whole website. Click the colorful icons on our home page to search for services or you can search by a custom topic.

You’ll find lots of organizations you can call right away. They will help solve problems you may be having….everything from money issues to child care to finding a job. And, if you would like to help others, click on the Volunteering icon.

Examples of How 211 Can Help You

  • Your electricity was just turned off because you couldn’t pay the bill. Call 211 to find out how to get help catching up on your payments.
  • Your grandmother can’t live alone any more. You wish you could take care of her, but you work all day. Call 211 to learn how to find a caring, safe place for her to live.
  • Someone in your home has started hitting you. Use 211 to find a safe place to go right now and to make a plan for the future.
  • Your teenager seems to have lost friends and spends too much time alone in his room. 211 can guide you to a mental health expert who can help you decide what to do next.
  • You just got a new job but are not sure how to get there. 211 can send you to transportation resources that can help.

Who’s in Charge of 211?

United Way of Lake County leads 211 but many, many other health and human service providers in our county, including the Lake County Government, contribute time, talent, and money to make it run smoothly. UWLC is extremely grateful for their support. UWLC has a contract with Interface Children and Family Services, a leading nonprofit, to be our 211 contact center. Trained 211 experts who work at the contact center are standing by to take your phone calls and texts.


Barrington Area Community Foundation (BACF)

assisted living services Barrington Area Community Foundation (BACF)


The purpose of the Barrington Area Community Foundation is to establish a permanent, long-term fund for the betterment of the community. The Foundation will use the annual proceeds to support initiatives that benefit the community and maintain our quality of life.

The Barrington Area is the greater of the Barrington Area Council of Governments (five suburbs with Barrington in the name and Tower Lakes and Deer Park) and School District #220. Population is approximately 45,000.


The Mission of the Barrington Area Community Foundation is to address the unmet needs of the community.

The Barrington Area Community Foundation supported Elderwerks in 2021 with a grant to help hire a person in our social services department. Without this support we would not have been able to expand our services.

Community Foundation of McHenry County

assisted living services Community Foundation of McHenry County

About The Community Foundation for McHenry County

The Foundation is the leader in McHenry County for providing legacy giving opportunities to our community’s donors and charitable organizations. Founded in 2001 to ensure financial support to McHenry County’s charitable community forever, The Foundation today is a $48 million organization that serves to “connect people who care with causes that matter.”

Their mission is to philanthropically address the needs of McHenry County by providing leadership, granting resources, stewarding assets, and fostering awareness. The Foundation and its community of donors provides financial support and leadership to charitable organizations that serve the residents in our county. For more information, please call us at 815.338.4483, email us at or visit our website at


FJK Private Foundation

The FJK Foundation is a private foundation supporting local not-for-profits who support the Palatine area community.

United Way of Lake County, Inc.

assisted living services United Way of Lake County, Inc.
Working together with our community partners, we are preparing our children to succeed in a changing world by focusing on education and building safe and stable families in Lake County, Illinois.We believe advocating for good public policy is critical to our mission to improve the lives of the children and families in Lake County.
United Way engages in public policy advocacy because we recognize our experience, knowledge, partnerships and influence can help inform policy-makers’ decisions regarding the policies affecting our community. We provide a nonpartisan platform for people to take meaningful action that will make a difference.We can’t do it alone, and we need your support. 

330 S. Greenleaf Street
Gurnee, IL 60031-3389


Paluch Family Foundation

assisted living services Paluch Family Foundation

Margaret “Mickey” Paluch established the Paluch Family Foundation in 1995. Mickey's personal lifelong commitment to the Church was inspiring and remarkable. The Paluch family and all of those who work with the Paluch Family Foundation and the J.S. Paluch Company feel her presence while carrying on her vision of faith and service. The Paluch Family Foundation continues Mickey's legacy by honoring and supporting three areas of service in the Catholic Church: Liturgy, Stewardship, and Vocations and awarding grants to causes established or selected by the honorees that reflect the ideals of the foundation.

Please continue to hold Mickey and all those whose lives she touched, and continues to touch, in your prayers.

Paluch Family Foundation Founder - June 4, 1922 - October 8, 2009

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