HACES ensures that every immigrant that walks through its doors gets accurate and useful information that enables them to build successful lives.

Since its beginning in 2005, HACES has earned its reputation as a well-respected and sought after organization, able to make a difference in the community through wide-ranging services. In order to successfully serve the needs of our clients, HACES has established partnerships and collaborations with individuals, organizations, churches and businesses, making sure that we offer our clients affordable and valuable help.

Our Mission

HACES’ mission is to change lives and transform the immigrant community by providing social and economic stability, health literacy, and educational resources through personalized and affordable programs and services.

We are consciously committed to meeting the vast needs of our diverse and growing immigrant community in Lake County. Our services focus on securing equal rights and opportunities for these individuals by providing comprehensive assistance in immigration matters, public benefits, resources, and encouraging community involvement.

Our goal is to assist our immigrant community members achieve their individual and collective goals to foster their prosperity and harmony with the larger community as a whole.

I was afraid to apply for DACA benefits for my two sons because I thought the government would send them to war. The DACA counselor at HACES reassured me that was not the case. Now my sons have their work permits and a part time job at Jewel‑Osco.

Susana Mena

HACES is here to give you a helping hand with any difficulty that you may be facing.