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General Assistance

GENERAL ASSISTANCE DIRECTOR

Lisa Bauer

Please contact Lisa at:

Leyden Township's General Assistance Program offers programs designed to help those in need of assistance. Those in need of help and not sure where to turn, can contact this office for direction.

What is General Assistance

General Assistance, 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.  

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 or Medicare and who qualify financially can enroll.

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.

Holiday Programs:

Thanksgiving and Christmas

Food Pantry:

Leyden Township Emergency Food Pantry, is run by Leyden Family services. It is stocked by community donations and is open to any township resident in need. To receive food, a picture identification and proof of residency (such as a lease or utility bill) is required. The food pantry can be accessed up to four times per year. Donations are received all year round during regular business hours. Located at: 10200 W. Grand Ave, Franklin Park. 847 455-5688.  Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday (No Thursdays) 12:00-4:00.

 

LI-HEAP PROGRAM - HANDLED BY LEYDEN FAMILY SERVICES, an INTAKE Site.  Please call: 847 451-0330

Program Description

The Illinois Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to assist eligible low income households pay for winter energy services. LIHEAP will provide a one-time benefit to eligible households to be used for energy bills. The amount of payment is determined by income, household size, fuel type, and geographic location.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size*

Maximum Income Level (Per Year)

1

$17,505

2

$23,595

3

$29,685

4

$35,775

5

$41,865

6

$47,955

7

$54,045

8

$60,135

 

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

 

CEDA PROGRAM:  www.cedaorg.net

 
2016 SERVICES:
 
Auto Repair Program
Dental Care Program
Vision Care Program
Scholarship Program (April-June) – Scholarship Program application is only available online @www.cedaorg.net
Family Nutrition
Trade Skills
Employment
Famly Support and Case Management
Housing Financial Counseling and Information & Referral
 
CEDA offers a case management program that provides a range of services to qualified low-income people to attain skills, knowledge and the resources necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. 
 
CEDA will be on-site at the Town Hall 2501 Mannheim Rd Franklin Park, the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month, from 8:30am to 4:00pm starting April 16th.
 
CEDA will take walk-ins, but to better serve you, please schedule an appointment.  To schedule an appointment, please contact Lisa Bauer at 847 455-8616 X5112.     
 
  

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MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS

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Leyden Senior Citizens Program


Alchohol/Substance Abuse Programs