WayneTwp: Notes from General Assistance

Notes from General Assistance

From the April / May 2017 Senior Center Newsletter:

Thank you for your monthly support, your in-kind donations and your volunteerism! It takes dedicated volunteers and caring members of our community to help make our programs as successful as they are.


Last Chance to Apply for LIHEAP- We will be taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program until the end of May. If eligible, you can receive a one-time grant toward your gas and electric bills.

Clothes Closet- We are no longer accepting winter clothing donations, but will accept gently used summer clothing, shoes and household items for the needy families we serve. Donation receipts are available upon request.


NicorSharing- One-time annual grants are given to qualified residential customers who meet the required income guidelines. The Nicor Gas Sharing Program is administered by the Salvation Army and funded through direct contributions from Nicor Gas customers and employees. To apply call 630-629-3044. If you're approved for a Sharing Grant, the Salvation Army will make payments to Nicor Gas on your behalf. This program has higher income guidelines and cannot help those who received help with LIHEAP.

GardenWorks Project Suburban Agriculture Resource Center- This organization helps make food gardening in the DuPage County area more accessible, and helps relieve some of the barriers to local food production.

The Resource Center will be the hub for area gardening education and resources. The Resource Center (103 W. Washington St., West Chicago) will be open to any individual or group in DuPage County. GardenWorks will:

  • Provide seeds and seedlings to low-income families in our Home Gardening Program
  • Sell plants, seedlings, raised-bed garden kits, and other gardening supplies to the general public
  • Hold indoor workshops on gardening, harvesting, preparing and preserving vegetables
  • Lend gardening tools and books
  • Provide educational materials and best management practices regarding lead contamination in soils
  • Accept pre-approved donations of new or gently used gardening tools and supplies

For more information call 630-866-5240 or email info@gardenworksproject.org

DuPage County Senior Services- DuPage County Senior Services offers a number of programs that facilitate an independent lifestyle for county residents, aged 60 or older, and provides information on other benefits for which seniors may qualify. Senior Services publishes the Senior Resource Directory (Age Well DuPage), the Long Term Care Facilities Directory and the Senior Housing Directory. Please contact DuPage County Senior Services at 630-407-6500 or 1-800-942-9412 or email seniorsvcs@dupageco.org

Juanita Martinez
Director, General Assistance

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