The mission of Welfare Services is to provide financial support, information, referrals and guidance to Schaumburg Township residents experiencing hardship by addressing their critical needs and helping them to achieve self-sufficiency.
The General Assistance Program is a state mandated, locally administered welfare program. General Assistance offers financial support for Schaumburg Township residents to meet basic monthly needs such as shelter, utilities, food, transportation and personal items. Primarily, the program is available to adults with little to no income. Applicants must be a resident of the Township; a U.S. citizen or qualified immigrant; and must meet all state-administered eligibility requirements. Township staff will assess resident needs, assist in the application process and provide ongoing support.
Emergency Assistance provides financial support through a crisis circumstance such as an eviction or utility disconnection. Applicants must be a resident of the Township and a U.S. citizen or qualified immigrant. Emergency Assistance can be issued once in any twenty-four (24) month period. Program guidelines are established by the Welfare Services Department.
Access to Care: A non-profit primary healthcare program offering low-cost healthcare services for low-income, uninsured individuals, or insured with a $1,500 or higher deductible, residing in suburban Cook County. This program is available to individuals who are ineligible for public health programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. Benefits include primary care physician visits, labs and x-rays, prescription medications, and more. You can now apply for Access to Care online.
CEDA’s Department of Family Support and Community Engagement (FSACE): The Family Support and Community Engagement Programs are designed to help stabilize and support individuals and families on a path to economic stability. More details here.
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Food Pantry: The Township Food Pantry offers food for residents who express a need. Through the generosity of local businesses, community donors, and a partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the food pantry may offer fresh produce, meats, dairy, frozen items, dry goods, non-perishables, perishables, and hygiene products. More information on the food pantry can be found here.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program: (LIHEAP): A federal program to assist low-income households in paying for home energy. The program ended May 31, 2023, and is slated to begin fall of 2023.
Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP): This federally funded program is designed to assist low-income households with water and wastewater bills. The program ended May 31, 2023.
Mobile Dental Clinic: Residents of Schaumburg Township having income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level may be eligible for services. A $30.00 copay may be charged for adult visits. Children’s services are free. Residents who have dental insurance are not eligible to participate in the program. Dental care is provided by the NCH staff dentist and hygienist, UIC College of Dentistry students, volunteer dentists, and hygienists. For further information or to determine eligibility, contact the Welfare Services Department at 847-285-4503.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp program, is a federal program designed to help people with limited income purchase food. A township staff member is available to assist you with your application by appointment only.
Weatherization: This program assists households in becoming more energy efficient to help reduce heating and cooling costs and to address health and safety issues for income-eligible residents.
For further information on services and how to qualify, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Welfare Services at 847-285-4503.
Every year, residents and businesses share holiday cheer with neighbors in need by participating in the Adopt-A-Family Program. You can share the holiday spirit by “adopting” income eligible families, seniors, and/or disabled adults. If you wish to donate, please contact Marianne Rogenski at 847-884-0030, ext. 1010 or email email@example.com.
We are always in need of gift cards. With community support, neighbors in need may have a brighter holiday season.
Donate to the Township Food Pantry through our Amazon wish list! Simply follow this link, order our most needed items and ship them to our building at 1 Illinois Boulevard, Hoffman Estates. Wish list found here: https://amzn.to/2MJXMpk
The Food Pantry is donation-based. Your monetary donation of any amount is welcome! Donations may be dropped off during office hours or mailed to the Township at 1 Illinois Boulevard, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169. Please make checks payable to Schaumburg Township and note Food Pantry in the memo. Thank you for your support.
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