COVID-19 - YWCA Lake County


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Updated: March 25, 2020, at 9:30 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.

These are challenging times for social impact organizations that are focused on supporting our communities while also keeping our staff and clients safe. Event & training cancellations and grant funding reductions may have significant implications for our operations and sustainability. We’re also looking at how we can supplement the resources available to the public as families struggle with housing, food, utilities, child care, and income reductions. If you feel compelled to help support YWCA Lake County during this crisis, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Any amount helps us as we make contingency plans for the near future! 

Thank you for your support and patience as we navigate this ever-changing situation, together!

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 March 31, 2020.

  • 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 we review circumstances on March 31st. 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.

Notice: Due to Governor Pritzker’s order of Shelter in Place for the state of Illinois, YWCA Lake County will no longer be able to accommodate the School Age Program before and after school sessions or the seasonal camps, effective Monday, March 23rd. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will keep you updated on when these programs will run again.

Other Community Resources

COVID-19 Resources from YWCALC Health Services Program

Let's Talk About Health
Chequee este video para aclarar todas sus dudas sobre el #coronavirus- Entrevista de Betzy Berganza de YWCA Lake County con la Doctora Francis Baxley de Erie Family Health Center en Waukegan. Gracias por esta información valiosa.

COVID-19 Update

YWCA Lake County will be closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 17th until we review circumstances on March 31st. Program staff will be available remotely to continue providing services. Please see the link below for the latest information from YWCA Lake County regarding events and services amid COVID-19.

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