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Kim Cessna
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The General Assistance Office of Springfield Township is located at 3298 Terminal Avenue, Springfield, Illinois.

Springfield Township offers a variety of assistance to the citizens of the township.  The office provides grants for prescription assistance.  The Township also helps callers with guidance on how to contact appropriate agencies for additional assistance on a daily basis.  A program exist for our residents who need a fan during the summer months.

Assistance from April 2016 through June 2017

Category

Clients Served
   
   Utilities 101
   Rent Assistance 43
   Prescription Assistance 3
   Window Fans Distributed 8
   Medical Co-Pay 3
   Food Referral Letters 10
   School Supplies Distributed 28
   Emergency Assistance 1
   Severe Weather Radios Distributed ($5.00) 6
   Miscellaneous Referrals and Information Daily Basis
   
   OTHER TOWNSHIP PROGRAMS  
   Holiday Food Gift Cards 98
   Dumpster Program Participants 250
   Water Grant Recipients No State Funding
   Dangerous Building Tear-Downs 6
   Housing Rehab  
   
   TOTAL RESIDENTS SERVED< 557
   

The General Assistance Office of the township has recently been taking a more supportive role in aiding clients who call for help.  It has come to our attention that many residents do not have access to the resources needed to find the kind of aid they may need. 

Springfield Township acts as a liaison between our residents and local agencies which may be able to assist them in areas we are not equipped to handle.  From finding donations of furniture and emergency clothing to linking senior citizens with someone to help them with yard work---we have made it a priority to make our Township a better place to live.

The Township also participates in an Emergency Energy and Rent Assistance Program.  We work with local utilities to provide financial assistance to prevent interruptions of service to individuals during financial hardships.  The program also works with local landlords to prevent evictions by negotiating with the landlords and providing some additional financial assistance in making lease payments.  Programs include distribution of school supplies and the severe weather radios.

The Township offers further assistance through referrals to various other social service type agencies or organizations.

Please contact the office if you have need of a fan in the hot summer months.  Limited quantities of fans are available from the General Assistance office.

The General Assistance Office is currently overseen by caseworker Kim Cessna.