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Advocacy and Support Resources

Students feel at home when they enroll at CLC because there are many ways the college helps beyond the classroom.

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Children's Learning Center

Our nationally accredited Children's Learning Centers offer child care at the Grayslake and Lakeshore (Waukegan) campuses.

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211 Lake County is a free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral helpline connecting individuals and families in need with access to available health and human services including housing, utilities, food, crisis help, and more.

Lake County Housing Authority provides housing assistance for individuals, families, the elderly, and disabled residents through a variety of programs including public housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, FSS, and housing counseling.

PADS Lake County is a community-based organization that provides trauma-informed support, resources, and shelter to individuals and families experiencing homelessness and a housing crisis.

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Immigration Legal Consultation

If you are a currently enrolled CLC student who is undocumented, free immigration legal consultations are available through the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic. Call 847-737-4042 for an appointment.

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Global Engagement

CLC’s Department of Global Engagement supports international students’ success through workshops, peer mentoring, and social and cultural activities, and enriches the college community through cross-cultural interaction and learning.

Learn more about Study Abroad

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LGBTQ+ Resource Center

We advocate for freedom and knowledge of individual identity, human expression and equal opportunity. We provide training and education to encourage a safe and comfortable campus climate for LGBTQ+ and allied students, faculty and staff.

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Multicultural Student Center

You are welcome here. We provide programs and services to encourage educational, personal, social and cultural growth among CLC's diverse student population. Join our activities and access services to help you succeed and feel welcome, regardless of your background.

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SHARE Market

The SHARE Market is for all students in need of assistance with accessing food and other resources.

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TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services offers success-supporting services to qualifying students in an associate degree or transfer program. Contact TRIO SSS for more information. This program is funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant.

Learn more about TRIO Student Support Services

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UndocuAllies Committee

CLC UndocuAllies Committee serves as an advocacy group for greater institutional support of Undocumented, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Dreamers students. CLC UndocuAllies seek to remove barriers to increase access and success to college for Undocumented, DACA, and Dreamers students. The main goal is to ensure College of Lake County’s transparency of support services, resources, policies and financial options available to Undocumented students to increase access and support student success and ensure equity and inclusion.

Learn more about the UndocuAllies Committee

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Veterans Student Services

Veteran Student Services (VSS) provides comprehensive resources, serving as a single point of contact for veterans, military students and their families attending or planning to attend CLC.

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Women's Outreach and Programs

CLC is dedicated to the success of all students, regardless of their personal and financial circumstances.

Single mothers, returning students, displaced homemakers, nontraditional career seekers, survivors of sexual assault, stalking and dating and domestic violence, women in cultural transition and LGBTQ+ individuals can find a safe, caring place in Women’s Outreach and Programs where they can come to access services and support to achieve success at college, work, and in their everyday lives.

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211 Lake County

211 Lake County is a 24-hour free information and referral helpline. It’s designed to reduce time and frustration by acting as a central access point to the health and human services in Lake County. Choose one of these options for help:

  • Call 211. Speak with a live, highly trained expert navigator who will lead you to the help you need. All calls are confidential. Accessible 24/7. 150+ languages.
  • Text your zip code to 898211. An expert navigator will lead you to the help you need. All texts are confidential. Accessible 24/7. English and Spanish.
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