WayneTwp: Notes from General Assistance

Notes from General Assistance

From the August / September 2017 Senior Center Newsletter:

Summer Cooling Program
We have been notified that there will be NO summer cooling program this summer. If you suffer from respiratory problems that require the use of AC and other appliances, and you get a disconnection notice for failure to pay your ComEd bill, you have some options:

  1. Contact the DuPage County Community Services Office to apply for ComEd Hardship assistance.
  2. You may contact your ComEd representative to see if you qualify for a budget plan through the summer months to prevent disconnection of your electric service when you need it the most.
  3. Contact our office to see if you qualify for our Emergency Assistance Program. If eligible, we may be able to help you with a portion toward your disconnection amount.

Food Pantry
Due to some strategic planning, Wayne Township residents can now come in twice a month for food. Please refer anyone who may be struggling to make ends meet due to a financial hardship. Our pantry is open on Wednesdays from 10:00am to 1:45pm.

Clothes Closet
We are not accepting any winter items at this time as we are very limited on space.

New Home for the IL Dept. of Human Services
The IDHS Office (public aid) has moved to Naperville. If you receive SNAP benefits or Medicaid, please keep their new phone number handy in case you need to reach them to report any changes. Keep in mind our office can advocate for you if you feel you need help navigating the IDHS world.

DuPage County IDHS Office
1717 Park Street, Suite 105
Naperville, IL 60563

Volunteer Driver Needed
We are looking for a volunteer to pick-up bread from Costco every Tuesday morning around 9 am. You must have a valid DL, current insurance and a vehicle large enough to accommodate the bread donation. Contact our office if interested.

SNAP Program
Our volunteer is available to help you apply for food stamps on Wednesdays between 10:00am and 1:30pm. Please bring proof of income and your photo ID. You will be seen on a walk-in basis.

Juanita Martinez
Director, General Assistance

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