WayneTwp: Notes from General Assistance

Notes from General Assistance

From the December 2017 / January 2018 Senior Center Newsletter:

Emergency Financial Assistance Programs

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will help eligible households with a one-time grant to help pay your gas and electric bills.

Wayne Township offers limited financial assistance programs to individuals/families in need. You must meet the income guidelines and other eligibility requirements to qualify.

Salvation Army provides partial financial assistance to eligible residents of Bartlett and West Chicago.

DuPage County Senior Services is the primary agency to contact for all your resource needs if you are 55 and older. Please call them at 630-407-6500.

The Veterans Assistance Commission offers financial assistance, advocacy and resource education to veterans and their spouses. Contact them at 630-407-5655 or visit their website at dupagevac@dupageco.org

Basic Needs Programs

Food Pantry- Eligible residents are able to visit our pantry twice a month. The food pantry is open Wednesdays from 10:00am to 1:30pm.

Ongoing Food Pantry Wish List: salt, sugar, flour, white rice, toothpaste and deodorant.

Clothes Closet- Now accepting new and gently used coats that are clean and on hangers.

SNAP Benefits- Applications for food stamps are taken Wednesdays from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Please bring a photo ID, total household gross income, and social security numbers and birthdates for all applicants. No appointments taken.

Holiday Programs

Adopt-a-Family- You can help a family in need by “adopting” them for Christmas. We ask that you purchase a new gift for each member of the household and a meal box ($16). You decide what family size you would like to help.

Senior Mitten Tree- Help a needy senior by shopping for their Christmas “wish” when you choose a mitten off the tree in the Senior Center. Once you have the gift wrapped and ready, you can deliver it to the General Assistance Office for our distribution on December 16th.

Gift Card Donations- We are in need of gift cards for teens. You may donate a $10 - $20 gift card to fast food restaurants, movie theaters, iTunes, Google Play, etc. Please drop off in the General Assistance Office by December 13th.

Volunteer Needed with vast experience in grant writing that can help staff research and write applicable grants for capacity building projects. Please contact Juanita Martinez if interested.

Juanita Martinez
Director, General Assistance


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