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 addition, an applicant must meet all financial and non-financial eligibility requirements. Individuals receiving SSI are ineligible for General Assistance.