Pearce Community Resource Center
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In 1989, Zion Benton Township High School’s Pearce Campusbecame the “old” high school as students were moved to a new location named “Horizon Campus” on the west side of Zion, leaving a significant portion of Pearce available for rent.

In November 2001, Community Resources for Education and Wellness, Inc. (CREW), recommended to ZBTHS leasing space at Pearce Campus to various organizations in order to bring more resources to the community.

In 2004, the United Way of Lake County awarded a grant to ZBTHS to assess the resources currently available to the residents of the Zion and Benton communities (or School District 126). This effort engaged service providers and worked with them to create a structure that would assist individual community members to fully address and overcome the obstacles impeding their success. Love INC, CareNet Family Resource Center and Zion-Benton Children’s Services moved into the building as a result of the grant.

Since then, thanks to the ongoing support of the Zion-Benton Township High School District 126 School Board, much has been done to network area agencies to continue moving forward with the creation of a Resource Center for the ZB community.

Collaborative space is available within the CREW office at Pearce Campus. Please contact Grace Gamboa at or (847) 872-2830 for more information. For information about additional rental space, please contact ZBTHS Business Manager Audrey Liddle at


CREW, Inc.
CREW’s mission is: Developing Resources. Developing Citizens. Developing Community. This not only encompasses providing substance abuse treatment programs and anger management services for adults and youth ages 12 and over, but also working toward creating a community resource center here at Pearce Campus. For additional Community Development information contact: 847-872-2830 or go to:

Zion-Benton Children's Services
Zion-Benton Children’s Services Lind Memorial Dental Clinic Zion-Benton Children’s Services is a dental clinic providing services for uninsured children ages 2 through 18 residing within the Zion and Benton communities. The clinic also serves as a resource for eye care services through partnership with the Winthrop Harbor Lions Club. For additional information, contact: 847-872-9227 or email

Family Resource Center of Zion
The choices you make when faced with an unplanned pregnancy are crucial for your future. Family Resource Center of Zion will provide information to help you make the best choice. Free pregnancy tests and parenting classes are available for new mothers and fathers. For additional information, please contact: 847-731-8360 or go to:

Josselyn Center
Josselyn Center provides Mental Health Assessments, Case Management, Psychiatric Evaluations, and Medication Monitoring at no cost to eligible adults. Eligible individuals must reside in northern Lake County, be 18 years of age and be uninsured or have Medicaid. Income criteria will be applied for the uninsured.  The office is open on Mondays from 8:00am – 4:00pm. For more information or to make an appointment, please call Linda A. Hochfeld MA, LCPC 847-246-4552

Coalition for Healthy Communities
The Coalition for Healthy Communities’ mission is “leading our community in a collaborative effort to impact health, wellness and social issues.” Members of the Coalition include community leaders from Zion, Winthrop Harbor and Beach Park who strive to help youth and families make healthy decisions. The Coalition operates through partnerships and volunteer efforts to bring the following programs to the Zion-Benton community: Healthy YOUth, Social Norms, Underage Drinking Prevention Task Force, Life Skills, as well as compliance checks through local law enforcement. Additionally, the Coalition strives to connect community members with resources and opportunities. For additional information, contact: Angel Jackson at or go to:

Love INC, Lake County Northeast
Love In the Name of Christ works to network churches in the community to help those with basic needs, including: clothing, furniture, auto repair, and financial counseling services. For more information, please call 847-731-0526 or visit

ROE Alternative Program
ROE offers an alternative education program for students grade six through twelve who are disruptive and subject to suspension or expulsion. Students focus on academic skills necessary to successfully return to their home schools or pursue other educational or employment options. For more information, please call 847-872-1900 or visit

District 126 Specialized Programming

Project Recover is a regular education program designed to meet the educational needs of students who have fallen behind in their credits and are at-risk of not meeting graduation requirements. The District previously contracted with Ombudsman Services in order to provide these needed services.

Transitions is a special education program that provides vocational and life skills training for special education students who are by law entitled to be educated until their 22nd birthday.
The District previously contracted with the Special Education District of Lake County (SEDOL) for these needed services.

The Zion Alternative Program (ZAP) is a special education program for students whose emotional disabilities and individual education plans require they be educated in a therapeutic setting under the care of a team of specially trained educators. These services were also previously secured through a contract with SEDOL.

Valor Faith Ministries Church
“Serving God and Our Community”
Pastor Jerome M. Cole
Sunday Prayer — 9:30 AM
Sunday Worship Service — 10:30 AM
Bible Study all ages — Wednesdays @ 7:00 PM
For more information, please call 847-731-0015

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