Ministry of Service to Homeless Women and Mothers with Children
in Lake County, Illinois
745 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048
Office: 847-367-5360
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 educational services.

“From homeless to hopeful, Maristella creates a rippling effect in our community.” Copyright © 2014 Eunice Bridges


Since 1998, Maristella Ministry has served more than 4000 families in Lake County, Illinois.

Maristella is a ministry to prevent homelessness by providing housing assistance and life skills training, rent subsidies, security deposits, hotel vouchers, emergency food and clothing, employment, apartment location assistance and educational services.

Maristella provides emergency and short term assistance.

Maristella serves families from houses such as The Samaritan House, The Safe Place and Staben House. We encourage our clients to participate in self-sufficiency programs when available. All families are welcome at Maristella!

Maristella partners with other social service agencies to provide effective comprehensive services to our clients. efficient care for the client.

Maristella's clients participate in classes and workshops at the College of Lake County (CLC) and other continuing educational programs, completing their GED program and particapting in English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Our families are encouraged to donate time volunteering at other organizations.

Maristella is here to assist families with food, clothing and household goods. Upon entering a new apartment,

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:

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

July, 2014 Maristella Days

You're invited to dine with us during Maristella Days sponsored by our neighborhood Libertyville restaurants. Please click here for a brochure describing dates and places.

Click here for our information brochure.

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Maristella is a non-profit organization.
Copyright © 2003, Maristella
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