Assistance & Services

Emergency Assistance

Emergency Assistance 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 Landlord Statement (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 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.