Elk Grove Township's
General Assistance Department administers several programs. Please
contact us for more information at 847-437-0300. Or drop us an e-mail
General Assistance, or GA, is a public assistance program mandated by state
law for adults that are ineligible for state or federal programs and who
meet financial requirements. GA can provide monthly allotments for
shelter, food, clothing, personal essentials, and transportation through
direct vendor disbursements. Decisions of eligibility are made based upon
state guidelines. Those interested township residents in need should
call or come in to pick up an application.
Emergency Assistance, or EA, is available to families with children who are
facing a life threatening circumstance (such as eviction or utility
disconnection) and meet township established financial guidelines.
Residents facing such situations should call for an appointment.
Families receiving TANF or SSI are ineligible.
Access To Care Intake:
Access To Care is a program offering primary medical care and treatment for
minimal co-payments. Suburban Cook County residents not covered by
private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare and who qualify financially can
enroll. Please call the General Assistance Department to inquire.
Information and Referral:
In addition to township programs, staff is knowledgeable of state and
federal entitlements. Applications for most Illinois Department of Human
Services programs are available and advocacy provided when necessary.
This program is designated to enable Elk Grove Township
low-income seniors to have work done around their home by students from High
School District 214. Seniors in need should call to schedule an appointment
for a home visit.
Community Health Nurse!
We are pleased to announce the
addition of community health nurse Marge O'Brien RN, BSN.
Marge is available to complete home visits for seniors and disabled
residents living in the unincorporated areas. Services offered by
the Community Health Nurse are health assessments, screenings, blood
pressure readings, and sugar checks. Marge will also provide health
education to residents in need of such. For additional information
Marge O'Brien at