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Winfield Township

130 Arbor Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185
Hours: M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm

Direct Line: 331-240-2665
General Office: 630-231-3591
Office Fax: 630-231-3697

Basic Needs Assistance


Welfare programs provided by Winfield Township include:

  • General Assistance is a state-mandated program for those who do not fit into categories administered by Social Security or the Department of Human Services. This is an on-going grant program with Work Program requirements.
  • Emergency Assistance addresses Basic Needs such as groceries, rent, utilities, household supplies, personal hygiene items, prescriptions to township residents who qualify by income. This is available once in an 18-month period.  There is a lifetime maximum use of the Emergency Assistance program.  You may not be approved for Emergency Assistance more than 3 times beginning in 2008.
  • LIHEAP (low income home energy assistance program) applications taken during the heating season - by appointment only.
  • Salvation Army funds are available through the township office.
  • A Pastors' Fund of donated monies is administered by the GA Office.
  • Access DuPage - Access DuPage is a program to help eligible people in DuPage County receive primary care medical services.
  • The assistance office also organizes an Adopt-a-Family program for low-income families during the holiday season.

For all applications bring the following original documents to your appointment:

  • proof of address (lease or utility bill)
  • income verification
  • birth certificates
  • proof of social security numbers for all family members

By Appointment only
Claudia Gabrels, BSW
General Assistance Director