COVID-19 - YWCA Lake County


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Updated: August 6, 2020, at 8:30 am

YWCA Lake County is closely monitoring developments with COVID-19 and following the recommendations of public health experts. Click here to read the latest news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the safety of staff, clients, volunteers, and supporters is our primary concern, we are also developing plans to minimize interruptions to our many direct services, upon which so many individuals and families rely. Please continue to follow us here and on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn) for updates on programs, services, and upcoming events as plans are subject to change.

Remote Programs and Services

Wherever possible, we are transitioning the following to remote options (e.g. teleconference or virtual visits); Trainings and Classes are cancelled until further notice.

  • Home Visiting (License Exempt Monitor, Recruitment and Retention Visits etc.)
  • Provider Service Technical Assistance
  • Child Care Assistance Program
  • Child Care Referrals
  • Health Services information offered online

Office Closure

The YWCA Lake County 1425 Tristate Parkway, Gurnee, IL location is closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 17th until further notice. Program staff will be available remotely to continue providing services, so please look out for emails/phone calls with more details. You can also continue sending your inquiries through email and/or phone to have the message forwarded to the right team.

COVID-19 Early Childhood Resources

  • IDHS, INCCRRA and the CCR&R System are providing limited cleaning and PPE supplies to child care providers across Illinois. These supplies can be ordered at no cost; however, providers will need to pay shipping by credit/ debit card. You must be a child care provider providing care in Illinois or getting ready to reopen in phase 3 or 4 of Restore Illinois. This is available to licensed centers, license-exempt centers, licensed home/group homes and license-exempt homes.

COVID-19 Resources from YWCALC Health Services Program

Other Community Resources

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and YWCA Lake County have merged operations under the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago banner, paving the way for more comprehensive direct services across the region.

Coming soon: all Lake County operations and services will only be available through Make sure to bookmark our new information to your browser!