Financial Assistance

General and Emergency Assistance

Both general and emergency financial assistance are administered according to guidelines adopted by Northfield Township and the State of Illinois. If you need assistance or to see if you qualify, please call:

  • Hilda Morales, at 847-724-8300 ext. 213
  • Lizbeth Melgoza at 847-724-8300 ext. 217

Energy Bill Assistance

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is a federally funded program that provides support to low-income households for utility bill payments. LIHEAP Direct Vendor Payment, is a one-time benefit payment to the utility companies.

Residents can apply for LIHEAP assistance by making an appointment. Appointments are available in-person at our office or remotely over the phone. Please call 847-724-8300 for further details and requirements.

Access to Healthcare

Access to Care is a medical assistance program in Cook County that provides health care services to low income, uninsured individuals who are not eligible for Medicare or Public Aid. For more information about Access to Care visit or call Hilda Morales at 847-724-8300 ext. 213 or Lizbeth Melgoza at 847-724-8300 ext. 217.

Human Services Funding

Please click here for information on Township funded social services agencies serving our community.

Additional Resources

To see what SNAP has to offer and get answers to your questions on food stamps, eligibility and case management, visit the Greater Chicago Food Depository website.


Dial-a-Ride is a program that provides discount coupons to Northfield Township residents with permanent disabilities (age 18 and over) and income-eligible senior citizens (age 65 and over) for use with participating taxicab companies.

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