Assistance & Services

Emergency Assistance

Emergency Assistance (EA) provides help for residents in life-threatening situations or to maintain self sufficiency. They must meet certain guidelines and are limited to one payment every 18 months. Use the Emergency Assistance/General Assistance Application (PDF) to apply for Emergency Assistance.

General Assistance

General Assistance (GA) is a public assistance program mandated by state law for qualified individuals with financial needs. If qualified and approved, an individual could receive a monthly grant to help with basic needs. An applicant must be a Vernon Township resident, over 18, a United States citizen or qualified immigrant. An applicant must meet all financial and non-financial eligibility requirements.

Interested individuals can call Nancy Urice at 847-634-4600 to set up an appointment to apply for assistance. You may download the General Assistance/Emergency Assistance Application (PDF) and fill it out before your appointment.

Salvation Army Representative

As a Salvation Army Representative, Vernon Township dispenses financial help to residents who meet The Salvation Army guidelines.