Emergency & General Assistance

    Coronavirus Disease
    (COVID-19)

    UPDATE: June 26, 2020

    As the State of Illinois moves into Phase 4 of Restore Illinois, many government offices, businesses and organizations are opening or expanding their services.  Please know that groups will open at different levels in order to ensure the safety of their staff and patrons.

    Northfield Township and the Northfield Township Food Pantry are assisting residents via phone and email only.  Staff and food pantry volunteers are the only personnel entering the building.

    If you need assistance, please call 847-724-8300.

    Please continue to follow Illinois Department of Public Health requirements for Phase 4, which include:

    • Keep 6 feet from others.
    • Wear face coverings at work, when shopping and in other public areas.
    • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds frequently. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

    Thank you for your patience.

     

    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.