General Assistance

Mobile Dental Clinic

In collaboration with Northwest Community Hospital's Mobile Dental Clinic, Schaumburg Township now offers dental care to community residents who do not have access to dental care due to financial barriers.  Scope of service includes preventative, simple restorative, including fillings, extractions and oral health education.  The program does not provide complicated restorative or surgical procedures.  Dental care is provided by the staff dentist, UIC College of Dentistry students, volunteer dentists, and volunteer hygienists. 
Residents of Schaumburg Township having income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level may be eligible for services.  Residents who have dental insurance are not eligible to participate in the program.  However, Medicaid is accepted.  Most patients are required to pay $30.00 cash co-pay per visit.  After being screened for eligibility, the township will provide you with the clinic's contact information to schedule an appointment.  The dental clinic does not accept walk-ins. 
For further information and to determine eligibility, please contact the General Assistance Department at (847) 884-0030 and ask for Dannette at ext. 1016 or Barb at ext. 1014.
Sandra Wolf
Director of Welfare Service

Our Mission

The mission of the General Assistance Office is to provide financial support and direction to disadvantaged residents of Schaumburg Township by improving their quality of life, addressing their critical needs, and helping them to achieve self-sufficiency. The General Assistance Office can provide emergency and ongoing financial assistance, as well as a variety of other services to qualified residents of Schaumburg Township.

General Assistance (GA)

Schaumburg Township provides General Assistance to those in need who are not eligible for other State (TANF) or Federal (SSI) assistance, and do not have the financial resources to provide for their own needs. Read more ››

Emergency Assistance (EA)

Emergency Assistance is available to residents of Schaumburg Township who meet income and asset guidelines as established by the General Assistance Office. Assistance can only be issued once in a 24 month cycle, and must meet the definition of an “emergency” or “life-threatening” situation (i.e., evictions, utility disconnections, prescription medication needs). Read more ››

Other Services Provided

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally-funded program that helps low-income household’s pay home heating and cooling bills.

Access to Care is a health care program serving low-income uninsured individuals in suburban Cook County.

Mobile Dental Clinic is dental care program offered to township residents having an income level below 200% and includes preventive, simple restorative, filings, extractions and oral health education.


Regardless of the time of year, there are those in need of food and other items from the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry. The pantry provides us the opportunity to help those who are in the greatest need within Schaumburg Township. We will gratefully accept all donations.

The Food Pantry is in need of the following items:

  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Pasta
  • Chunky Soup
  • Juice
  • Snacks and Crackers
  • Dry Pasta
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Tomato Products
  • Kleenex
  • Paper Towels
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo and Conditioner

Drop off hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  After 5:00 PM, donations can be left with the security guard at the front entrance of the building.

Information and Referral Services

In addition to the services already listed which are provided directly by the Township. Schaumburg Township also funds a variety of non-profit human care agencies. For information on other services available to the community and referrals to agencies providing specialized services for special need groups such as:

  • Homeless and Low Income
  • Families
  • Senior and Disabled Citizens
  • Mentally and Developmentally Disabled Citizens
  • Abused and Neglected Children
  • Runaways
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Media Releases

Currently none.

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