Vernon Township

Daniel C. Didech, Supervisor



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.


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 apply by appointment at Vernon Township by calling Nancy at 847-634-4600. You may download the necessary papers and fill out before your appointment. Please click here to download the application.


The Food Pantry consists of non-perishable food donated by the community for residents who need food due to financial problems. Proof of residency is required.

The  Food Pantry is available Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, and the 1st Wednesday of each month from 9:00am-1:30pm.

Food stamps can be applied for at the Illinois Department of Human Services by calling (847) 336-5212 or online at www.dhs.state.il.us. Click on Illinois Link Apply Online.


As a Salvation Army Representative, Vernon Township dispenses financial help to residents who meet The Salvation Army guidelines.


We provide residents with referrals for Job Counseling. Also information and referrals to appropriate agencies for further assistance.



You may apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program at Vernon Township. Please call Nancy at 847/634-4600 to make an appointment.


Vernon Township has several programs throughout the year to help less fortunate families:

Sponsor - A - Family for:

Thanksgiving Dinners (November)

Holiday Gifts (December)

School Supplies (July)

If your family is in need of these programs or you wish to be a sponsor, please call Nancy (847) 634-4600.