Finacial Assistance Programs
The Troy Township General Assistance Office is available for township residents in need. General Assistance is required by law. This locally administered welfare program has helped many residents throughout the years and we look forward to a future of assisting those in need.
Below please find a summary of assistance programs offered through Troy Township.
General Assistance (GA) is a public assistance program mandated by state law for qualified individuals with financial needs. GA can provide monthly payments to help individuals meet basic needs including but not limited to rent and utilities. Interested individuals can apply at the Township’s General Assistance Office. An applicant must be a resident of Troy Township and must meet all financial and non-financial eligibility requirements. The General Assistance Office has 30 days from receipt of a completed application in order to make a determination.
Emergency Assistance (EA) is available to qualified individuals and families facing emergencies that are work related or life threatening (i.e. eviction, utility disconnection, and transportation). Those interested can apply at the Township’s General Assistance Office. Applicants must be residents of Troy Township and meet financial and non-financial eligibility requirements. Families and individuals receiving TANF or SSI are typically ineligible for Emergency Assistance. The General Assistance Office has 30 days from receipt of a completed application in order to make a determination.
Salvation Army Service Extension Program
Troy Township serves as a Service Extension Unit administering funds for the Salvation Army. Salvation Army funds are earmarked for emergencies and available once in any 12-month period for qualified residents who live in Channahon, Minooka, or Shorewood. Individuals or families facing a life threatening circumstance may be helped using Salvation Army welfare guidelines.
One-time annual grants are given, with no requirement to be paid back, to qualified residential customers who meet the required income guidelines. The Nicor Gas Sharing Program is administered by the Salvation Army and funded through direct contributions from Nicor Gas’ customers and employees. The Troy Township General Assistance Office serves as a Service Extension site for the Salvation Army and can serve residents who live in Channahon, Minooka, or Shorewood. If you’re approved for a Sharing Grant, the Salvation Army will make payments to Nicor Gas on your behalf.
For question about any of the above referenced programs, please contact the Troy Township General Assistance Office at 815-744-1968. Appointments are required so please call in advance to schedule your visit.
Troy Township Office & Community Center
25448 W. Seil Road
Shorewood, IL 60404
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays