Elk Grove Village Community Services in partnership with local organizations seeks to address the human and social service needs of our community. Community Services refers clients in need of; crisis intervention, affordable housing, financial assistance, food pantry usage, public benefits, utility assistance programs, senior services, child care, substance abuse treatment, and youth employment.   Community Services as a referral agency identifies social agency partners that can provide timely assistance to those in need.

To get information regarding assistance programs or other human service needs please call Marty Vela @ Community Services directly at 847-357-4120.

Elk Grove Township’s General Assistance

Please contact 847-437-0300 for more information.

General Assistance:  

General Assistance, or GA, is a public assistance program mandated by state law for adults that are ineligible for state or federal programs and who meet financial requirements.  GA can provide monthly allotments for shelter, food, clothing, personal essentials, and transportation through direct vendor disbursements. Decisions of eligibility are made based upon state guidelines.  Those interested township residents in need should click the “how to apply” button above for a list of instructions or call the General Assistance Department with any questions.

Emergency Assistance:  
Emergency Assistance, or EA, is available to families with children who are facing a life threatening circumstance (such as eviction or utility disconnection) and meet township established financial guidelines should click the “how to apply” button above for a list of instructions or call the General Assistance Department with any questions.  Families receiving TANF or SSI are ineligible.

Access To Care Intake:
Access To Care is a program offering primary medical care and treatment for minimal co-payments.  Suburban Cook County residents not covered by private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare and who qualify financially can enroll.  Please call the General Assistance Department to inquire.

Information and Referral:
In addition to township programs, staff is knowledgeable of state, federal and other grant programs.

A-OK Program:  This program is designated to enable Elk Grove Township low-income seniors to have work done around their home by students from High School District 214. Seniors in need should call to schedule an appointment for a home visit.

Mobile Dental Clinic:

A joint venture with Northwest Community Hospital, and other adjacent townships, this program offers preventative and simple restorative dental treatment in a state of the art clinic on wheels. Cost is a surprisingly low $30.00 per visit. Residents must be financially qualified. Contact the General Assistance Department to inquire and make an appointment to register for the program.

Food Pantry:

Elk Grove Township has a Food Pantry for Township residents, which they can utilize once every calendar month.  We stock non-perishable items of canned and dry foods to residents facing a food shortage, through donations received from the community.  Cash donations are used for the purchase of meat.  We also disburse personal essentials when they are available.

Our pantry is open Monday through Friday during business hours.  To register you must provide: Driver’s license or State ID for each adult, proof of residence (current electric bill or lease with your name).


Schaumburg Township General Assistance/Emergency Assistance

General Assistance (GA)

The General Assistance program is a state mandated, locally administered welfare program designed to support township residents experiencing financial hardship.  General Assistance is considered to be the program of last resort.  In accordance with adopted written standards, the program may provide monthly financial assistance for basic needs.  For further information or to determine eligibility, please contact Welfare Services. Welfare Services at (847) 884-0030.

Emergency Assistance (EA)

Emergency Assistance provides financial aid to help alleviate an "emergency" or "life threatening" circumstance (i.e., eviction, utility disconnection).  Emergency assistance is not provided for security deposits, first month's rent, hotels, or medical bills.  Assistance is available for qualifying residents of Schaumburg Township.  Emergency Assistance can be issued once in any twenty-four (24) month period.  Program guidelines are established by the Welfare Services Department.


Kenneth Young Center

Main Office: 1001 Rohlwing Rd, Elk Grove Village IL 60007


Kenneth Young Center is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, comprehensive provider of mental health and senior citizens' support services. Our mission is to help people "feel good, do better and find solutions" by providing:

  • Counseling for adults, children, families.
  • Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis.
  • Treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness.
  • Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons.
  • Volunteer opportunities.

 Kenneth Young Centers provide a variety of programs provide assessment, counseling, psychiatric, recovery, and support services for people like these:

Individuals challenged by serious mental disorders, for whom skill training, socialization and advocacy lead to recovery

Youth seeking to make healthy decisions, overcome depression, and avoid drugs

Kids in psychiatric crisis, needing immediate assessment

Families working through difficult transitions

Individuals immobilized by a life crisis, anxiety or depression

Elders struggling to stay independent and in their own homes

People seeking to serve their community through volunteerism