General Assistance Office
708-482-8300 Ext. 223, 232
General Assistance is mandated by Illinois State Statutes. The program provides monthly financial service for people attempting to enter or re-enter the work force. Also, the program provides financial assistance to people who have a pending Social Security Disability application. This program is designed for people who have no income.
Individuals who are not eligible for Social Security or a state supported program may apply for General Assistance. Individuals must be residents of the Township of Lyons. The Township of Lyons employs a budgeting system pursuant to the rules and regulations and follows the guidelines of the Township Supervisors of Illinois General Assistance manual in determining eligibility. Eligible applicants who are able to work must be registered monthly at the Illinois Dept. of Employment Securities (IDES) and Illinois Jobskills Match and actively be applying for work and partcipate in the Township Community Work Program. Eligible applicants who are unable to work must have an active Social Security Disability claim and a Doctor’s Statement of Disability on file in the General Assistance Office. Residents should call for an appointment to apply for General Assistance.
Community Nurse Health Association
Community Nurse service area now includes the communities of Summit, Justice, and citizens within Lyons Township in Bridgeview and Hickory Hills. Uninsured and low-income children and adult residents of these communities will be able to register for the services at Community Nurse and the Community Healthcare Network of the Western Suburb, which includes assignment to a primary medical home (either Community Nurse or the Family Medicine Center at Adventist LaGrange Medical Hospital ALMH), access to a network of local specialist who wiill see these patients at no charge, diagnostics and hospital servics at ALMH, a discounted pharmacy program, and access to behavioral health services through Pillars, if needed. Adult dental services will not be available for newly enrolled adults until 2013. Enrollment Department 708-579-5415. Residents can call the General Assistance office at 708-482-8300 X232, 223 for an application.
Access to Care
Access to Care, a United Way program sponsored by the Cook County Suburban Primary Health Care Council, provides for low cost visits to an Access to Care doctor and low cost prescription drugs prescribed by that doctor. Eligibility is based on income. The Township of Lyons is an intake site for Access to Care. Residents can make an appointment to register for this program. As of January, 2012, Access to Care has received funding from Cook County and is starting to approve applicants who were on their waiting list. Access to Care hopes to have the waiting list completed by March 2012 and to start approving new applicants. You can go to their website for further information www.accesstocare.org.
County Care program offered through the Cook County Health and Hospitals System is an Illinois Medicaid program for adults. Click here for more information (english version) Click here for more information (spanish version)
Residents can contact the General Assistance Office for referrals to their local area Salvation Army for assistance.
Food Pantry Referrals
There are numerous agencies and volunteers who serve our community and General Assistance refers many individuals for their services. Food pantries located in the township work together with General Assistance to provide food from their pantries to local residents.
Referrals can be obtained from the General Assistance Office.
7666 W. 63rd St.
Summit, IL. 60501
|Illinois Department of Human Services
West Suburban Office
2701 W. Lake St.
Melrose Park, IL. 60160
Access to Care
|Social Security Administration
Palos Hills- 708-974-3421
|Illinois Dept of Employment Securities (IDES)
Cook County Dept. of Public Health
Coast2Coast Rx Prescription Drug Discount Card-
Allows all Township residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. Even pets and other people living outside the Township are able to take part in the program. The Rx card will be available for residents at participating pharmacies, governmental offices, libraries and the Township General Assistance office. You can also print the Rx card, check your prescription prices and view the nearest participating locations at www.coast2coastrx.com.
THE COAST2COAST RX CARD IS NOT INSURANCE AND NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE INSURANCE
ComEd Administering Relief on Energy (CARE) program offers a range of financial assistance programs for eligible customers, including grants for qualifying residential customers, nonprofit organizations that have fallen behind on their electric bills, activated members of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard, Reserves and disabled veterans. For additional information about the CARE programs, please call 888-806-CARE (2273) or visit ComEd.com/CARE
ComEd Administering Relief on Energy (CARE) program offers a range of financial assistance programs for eligible customers, including grants for qualifying residential customers, nonprofit organizations that have fallen behind on their electric bills, activated members of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard, Reserves and disabled veterans.
For additional information about the CARE programs, please call 888-806-CARE (2273) or visit ComEd.com/CARE