Fraud Alert

Fraud Alert

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This notification has been circulated in the cook county area. Please call the 800 number listed above if you think this has happened to you. Please feel free to call one of our Social workers,Jackie Walker O’keefe or Holly Zimmermann at 847-673-9300 or email

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s  Outreach

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s Outreach

Kris_SadurPlease don’t forget that Kris Sadur from Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s office is here at the Township the second Tuesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. She is a font of information regarding Social Security, Veterans’ Affairs and Medicare

Feel free to browse through this and the many other programs we provide. We are committed to serving the needs of our community.  

Please join us at any of our board meetings on the second and fourth Monday of each month.




We have worked to partner with CEDA once again.  Jerwane Ford will be at Niles Township Government Building every Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.   Call for eligibility requirements and necessary intake documentation.  See our Social Services Section. 

Social Services

Social Services


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Our Social Workers Jackie Walker-O’Keefe and Holly Zimmermann, administer our General Assistance Program and serve as intake liaisons for Access to Care. They also provide information and referrals for community resources, employment assistance and financial assistance.




General Assistance – A monthly grant paid directly to a landlord, pharmacy or utility company to assist with basic living expenses. An application is required along with documentation. A typical client is:

 1) unemployed but looking for work and has used up unemployment benefits; or 

2) disabled and has filed a disability claim with Social Security.


Emergency Assistance – Please contact our social workers for the parameters.


Access to Care – A medical assistance program in Cook County that provides services to income eligible residents who have no health care insurance.  Niles Township is an intake site for Access to Care.  You may be eligible if you are a resident of suburban Cook County with:

1) a family income of less than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines (i.e., $44,300 or less for a family of four) 

2) no health insurance and ineligible for Medicare or Public Aid. Non-Refundable Annual Enrollment Fees are:  $20.00 for one person,

  $40.00 for two people and

  $50.00 for three or more adult members in one family (this applies to husband, wife, and number of children 19 to 21 ONLY.)  Children 18 years and under are NOT charged an enrollment fee.

 Access to Care Offers:

Doctor Office Visits – $5.00

Prescription Medication – $10.00, $20.00, $30.00

Lab Tests and X-Rays – $5.00

Contact our social workers for an appointment to complete an application at (847) 673-9300.