Emergency & General Assistance

December 22nd: Northfield Township Government Office and Food Pantry Pausing New In-Person Appointments

Due to the recent surge of  COVID-19 case numbers we will be pausing new in-person appointments for LIHEAP, Social Services, Assessor’s Office, and Passports until Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Please note our staff will be providing phone and online service to residents during this time. Our goal is to maintain the health and safety of the staff, volunteers and clients.

We will continue our socially distanced food pantry operation Monday-Friday, safely distributing bags of food to clients outdoors with shopping carts. 

These service changes are being made out of an abundance of caution, and will be reevaluated as new data on the Coronavirus becomes available. We appreciate your understanding.

General and Emergency Assistance

Both general and emergency financial assistance are administered according to guidelines adopted by Northfield Township and the State of Illinois. For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020, $140,419 was distributed in aid with $92,578  spent on administrative costs

If you are in need of assistance, please call our case manager, Hilda Morales, at 847-724-8300 to see if you qualify.

List of Services

Energy Assistance

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is a federally funded program that provides support to needy low-income households for utility bill payments.  LIHEAP Direct Vendor Payment, is a one-time benefit payment to the utility companies.

Northfield Township residents can apply for LIHEAP remotely by appointment. Please call  847 724-8300 for further details and requirements.

Access to Care

Access to Care is a medical assistance program in Cook County that provides health care services to low income, uninsured individuals who are not eligible for Medicare or Public Aid. Income levels cannot exceed $37,470 per year. For more information about Access to Care visit www.accesstocare.org or call Hilda Morales at 847-724-8300.

Social Service Agencies

Please click here for information on Township funded social services agencies serving our community.