Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
525A Farragut Avenue
Great Lakes, IL 60088-2815
Phone 847-688-6830 / 703-474-3229
Phone (DSN) 312-792-3757
Fax (DSN) 312-792-2658
Planning for Emergencies
You can contact the Information and Referral Desk at the Fleet and Family Support Center, 525 Farragut Ave., Bldg., 26, Suite 300, during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. using the toll free number 1-888-231-0714. The Command Duty number for Naval Station Great Lakes is 847-340-0495.
If you should have an emergency en route to Naval Station Great Lakes contact the nearest American Red Cross Office or American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, 24 hour hotline is 1-800-784-3272.
American Red Cross has the ability to contact your next command and to financially assist you and your family through the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society can provide interest-free loans or grants to help with emergency needs such as:
How to apply
Service member or eligible family members who have an emergency need should contact the nearest NMCRS location and make an appointment to be seen by an NMCRS caseworker. Bring your ID card and latest LES, if available, with you. If that office is closed and the emergency is of such a nature that it cannot wait until the next business day (e.g. death in the immediate family), the answering machine will provide instructions for obtaining "after hours" assistance.
When there is no NMCRS office in the area, an available Army Emergency Relief, Air Force Aid Society, or American Red Cross Chapter Office can process your request on behalf of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.
If you need emergency assistance after hours, please call:
The Waukegan Salvation Army provides many services to Lake County.
Our Community Care Ministries (CCM) Department provides assistance with:
Each person's needs are different and each situation is different. Our CCM staff works hard to make sure that your situation is listened to and your issue is solved to the best of our abilities. If you are in need of assistance, please call on Fridays to make an appointment to see a Case Worker and see if you qualify for assistance.
The Waukegan Salvation Army is located at 850 S. Greenbay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085. They can be reached by calling 847-336-1880; or fax 847-336-0323.
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