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Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

The Lemont Township Human Services Department provides financial assistance and referral information to Lemont Township individuals and families during severe economic crisis.

General Assistance

Is a financial aid program that helps residents meet basic needs until employment or another source of income, such as Social Security, disability or public aid, is obtained. Eligibility is determined by established guidelines based on income, assets and household size. Applicants should have no other potential means of income and should have applied for all possible benefits to be eligible.

Emergency Assistance 

Is financial aid granted to qualified individuals and families on a short-term basis to alleviate life-threatening circumstances or to assist residents in returning to self-sufficiency. If an individual or family is eligible, they may receive assistance once in an 18-month period to meet basic expenses.

To be eligible for either General Assistance or Emergency Assistance, the applicant must meet certain financial and non-financial eligibility requirements and must supply his or her Social Security card, a lease or mortgage statement, pay stubs (for the past 30 days), bank statements, and proof of registry with Public Aid and the Illinois Job Service.

The list of required documentation to apply for General Assistance or Emergency Assistance is located here. To apply you must stop in the office and pick up the General Assistance Application.

Family Assistance Fund

Is a special fund which began in 2009, and assists Lemont residents who may be struggling with paying for medication, utilities, food, housing, or other unexpected expenses that prove to cause a hardship. We are also able to utilize this funding to put on special programs for our youth and seniors.

This is fund is available to our residents because of the generous residents of Lemont who make donations. If you would like to donate, please provide a check payable to “Lemont Township Family Assistance Fund.”

Salvation Army

Lemont Township is also a service extension unit for Salvation Army.  Salvation Army Service Units provide individual and emergency service according to general polices and the decisions of local committees. 

Energy Services

Lemont Township partners with CEDA to offer Energy Services such as LIHEAP and LIHWAP. These programs offer a one-time grant towards your Gas, Electricity and Water bills. For eligibility requirements and more information click here.


 

Food Pantry

Lemont Township partners with two local pantries to assist our families in need.

O Bethany Lutheran Church 500 Lemont St. Lemont, IL 60439 is open Tuesday- Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm and 1st Saturday of each month from 9-11AM.  

O Lemont United Methodist Church 25 West Custer St. Lemont, IL 60439 is open Tuesday – Thursday from 9:45am-11am.

Residents must complete an application in order to attend these pantries. The application can be found here  or you can stop in the office to pick one up today.

To continue assisting families in our community, the Food Pantry accepts donations of canned vegetables, soups, fruits and tuna, as well as macaroni and cheese, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter and jelly, and toilet paper. All donations are appreciated and may be dropped off at the Food Pantry during its hours of operation.

You can also make a monetary donation to the Local Food Pantry’s. Please provide a check payable to “Lemont Township” and notate Food Pantry.