Ministry of Service to Homeless Women and Mothers with Children
in Lake County, Illinois
745 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048
FAX: 847-680-4094

The mission of Maristella is to promote self-sufficiency of homeless women and mothers with children in Lake County, Illinois, by providing assistance with finding safe, clean, affordable housing and providing rent subsidies and other support services.


Maristella is a ministry organization which helps prevent homelessness by providing assistance with:

  • Rent subsidy
  • Security deposits
  • Near evictions

Maristella serves families from transitional shelters such as The Samaritan House, The Safe Place and Staben House. All families are welcome at Maristella!

Maristella cooperates with other agencies to provide more efficient care for the client. We encourage our families to participate in self-sufficiency programs of Catholic Charities and The Community Action Project (CAP) of Lake County.

Maristella's clients participate in classes at the College of Lake County (CLC) and CAP, completing their GED program and particapting in English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.

Maristella is here to assist families with food, clothing and household goods. Upon entering a new apartment, Maristella assists the family through our unique Shower Ministry, Jump Start.

You can join the volunteers of Maristella. There are many opportunities to expand your talents and help others at the same time. We need you!

You may wish to donate. We need:

  • Money
  • Cars in good working condition
  • Diapers
  • Towels
  • Bed linens
  • Food
  • Housewares

Click here for our information brochure.

Click here for our Notice of Privacy Practices.

Maristella is a non-profit organization.
Copyright © 2003, Maristella
(Webmaster: Dale Dellutri)