United Way of Lake County (440)352-3166


United Way of Lake County works to help create a more financially stable community.

The following programs are funded, helping to create better lives and stronger families in towns across Lake County.





 Emergency Assistance  Catholic Charities          31,044
Latino Outreach Catholic Charities          42,673
 Emergency Assistance  Church Network           28,200
 Shelter  Forbes House           98,000
 Family Development  Lifeline             5,200
 Security Deposits  Lifeline           20,900
 Transitional Housing  New Directions            63,600
 Homeless Shelter  Project Hope           66,300
 Emergency Assistance  Salvation Army Citadel           65,200
 Homeless Drop-in Cntr.  Salvation Army Citadel           41,500
 Emergency Assistance  Salvation Army SU           44,800
 Faith in Action Senior Independence          14,000
 Housing Rehab  WRCDC           12,206


United Way Helps Americans Achieve Financial Stability

IncomeAs many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare, and education and currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits.  For families walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement, United Way is here to help.

Our Goal

In 2008, United Way initiated an ambitious 10-year plan to cut in half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable. With your help, we believe that by 2018 we can help 1.9 million working families get on the road to economic independence.

Our Strategy

To address the obstacles that prevent hard working families from getting ahead financially, we launched the Financial Stability Partnership™, an initiative that promotes community-change strategies to help families meet their basic needs, while gaining the financial capability to plan for, and accomplish, their long-term financial goals. 

Over 300 United Ways and their local community partners are engaged in activities and initiatives to help build the financial stability of families in their communities. 

How You Can Help

Volunteers make United Ways’ tax assistance and financial education programs possible. We need your help, even if you don’t have an accounting background. Volunteer to help.