Mission Statement

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.

 

General Assistance (GA)

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 (EA)

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 Township Supervisor and administered by the Welfare Services Department.

Additional Services Provided

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.

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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.


Furnace Assistance: The Furnace Repair and Replacement Program is available to LIHEAP-eligible households with heating systems that aren’t working or unsafe.


Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program: (LIHEAP): A federal program to assist low-income households in paying for home energy. The program begins October 2, 2023, and will run until August 15, 2024, or until funds are exhausted.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Adopt-A-Family

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 847-285-4630 or email mrogenski@schaumburgtownship.org.

We are always in need of gift cards. With community support, neighbors in need may have a brighter holiday season.

Donations

Food Pantry Wish List

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

Monetary Donations

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.

Information and Referral Services

Connecting People with Community Resources

Welfare Services staff assists residents by assessing needs to connect clients with appropriate resources and programs. Schaumburg Township also funds a variety of social service organizations that provide direct aid to Township residents experiencing hardships. For further information, please click here.