The Staben Center is a 22 bed transitional housing facility for homeless men. The Staben Center provides a myriad of services to assist its residents in attaining self-sufficiency. Participants reside at the Staben Center for 180 days.

In 1993, Patricia Jones, Waukegan Township Supervisor/CEO and the Board of Trustees, began the unique and challenging task of renovating the historical Waukegan Fire Station building. With the renewed spirit of savings lives, many volunteers, friends, community leaders, and concerned citizens transformed an old garage for fire truck into a useful and much needed transitional housing facility for homeless men.

The Staben Center was named in memory of Milton E. Staben (1919-1993) former Waukegan Township Supervisor and his son, Peter Staben (1943-1993). Both men dedicated their lives advocating for the rights and better conditions for the underprivileged in Lake County.

The Staben Center has won various awards because of the uniqueness and creative ways of confronting the homeless issues in Lake County, Illinois. These awards include: 1st Place winner of the 1994 Governor’s Home Town Award and the 1996 Lake County Affordable Housing Award.

Voter Registration & Notary Services are available at the Staben Center. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday

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