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Financial Assistance

General Assistance (GA)

General Assistance (GA) is a public assistance program mandated by state law for qualified individuals with demonstrated financial needs.  GA may be able to provide monthly payments to help individuals meet basic needs.Interested individuals can apply at the Township's General Assistance Office by contacting Jeanne Winsted Rosser, Social Services Administrator for New Trier Township.An applicant must be a resident of New Trier Township, age 18 or older and a United States citizen or qualified immigrant.  In addtion, an applicant must meet all financial and non-financial eligibility requirements.  Individuals receiving SSI are ineligible for General Assistance.  

Emergency Assistance (EA)

Emergency Assistance (EA) is available to qualified individuals and families facing emerencies which are either life-threatening (shelter, utilities or medical) and/or work-related.  Interested applicants can apply at the Township's General Assistance office by contacting Jeanne Winsted Rosser, Social Services Administrator.  Applicants must be residents of New Trier Township, United States citizens or qualified immigrants and must meet all financial and non-financial eligibility requirements.  Families and individuals receiving TANF and/or SSI are ineligible for Emergency Assistance.


Angel Fund (AF)

Angel Fund (AF) is an assistance program supported by donations received from the New Trier Township community.  The funds are used to help residents facing a life-threatening emergency who do not qualify for General Assistance and/or Emergency Assistance.  Applicants must be residents of New Trier Township and meet all financial and non-financial eligibility requirements.


Child Care

The New Trier Township Scholarship Programs can provide assistance to eligible parents/guardians with payment for childcare services provided by licensed daycarem before and after school care and/or summer day camp providers.  Eligibility requirements are:

  • Lawful custody of a child age 13 or under receiving care in a licensed facility.
  • Residency in New Trier Township.
  • Full or part-time employment, enrollment in job training and/or attendance at a school program.
  • Family income meets income eligibility guidelines.  

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Community Support Grants Program

This program is open to all New Trier Township residents with a disgnosed disability within one of listed eligibility categories.  There are no restrictions as to age or income.  Previous recipients are eligible and encouraged to apply.  This program provides a cash grant (up to $1,500 per person/per fiscal year) and covers a wide range of medical and therapeutic services.  

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Working with Others

The Township has strong relationships with a number of agencies providing a variety of social services.  Township residents interested in referral information should contact Jeanne Winsted Rosser, Social Services Administrator.


Township Pantry

New Trier Township hosts a Food Pantry in the Township offices at 739 Elm Street, Winnetka.  Donations from individuals, businesses, community groups and houses of worship help to keep the Township Pantry well-stocked and all donations are appreciated (Please check product expiration dates)

Residents seeking to make donations should contact Brian Leverenz, Community Services Administrator.  

Residents seeking to apply for Food Pantry services should contact Jeanne Winstead Rosser, Social Services Administrator.  


Township Holiday Programs 

Caring Neighbors : Residents who would like to support Township residents in need during the Holiday Season should contact Social Services Administrator, Jeanne Winstead Rosser to inquire about participation in this program.  The program is entirely confidential and its purpose is to benefit families facing challenging times during the holidays.  


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