Benefit Access (formerly Circuit Breaker) – Benefit Access is a program available through the Illinois Department of Aging for seniors and disabled. This program may help with a license plate discount. If you qualify for this program, you are eligible for a RTA / METRA Free Ride Pass. You have to apply online for this program. Our staff will assist with filling out the application by appointment only. For more information, please visit the program’s webpage.
ComEd CARE Assistance Program – ComEd offers a range of financial assistance programs to help qualified customers with paying their electric bills, and the company supports energy-assistance programs that help those in need. For the latest information on these programs, visit the program’s webpage.
Diaper Program – Avon Township is a partner with Keeping Families Covered. This service can provide up to 30 diapers a month (adult and child) to residents in need. Please donate if you are able.
Emergency Assistance – Emergency Assistance is an assistance program that helps residents alleviate a life-threatening circumstance or to assist in self-sufficiency. Some circumstances may include eviction or past due rent(5 day notice required) & utility disconnection. Applicant must be a township resident and meet the guidelines set forth by the Township Supervisor. Applications can be downloaded here.
General Assistance – General Assistance is a monthly assistance program that assists with living expenses and may include medical assistance. Applicant must be a township resident and meet the guidelines set forth by The Township Officials of Illinois. Applications can be downloaded here.
Lake County Prescription Discount Card – This prescription card is for individuals without any prescription coverage or for medicine that your current plan will not cover. It is available to any Lake County resident and free of charge. For more information, please visit the program’s webpage.
Lending Closet – Medical equipment to lend : walkers, crutches, canes, wheelchairs, toilet risers, shower chairs are available. We will loan out equipment for 90 days at no charge to you. Please call 847.546.1446 to check availability.
LIHEAP – Low Income Heating & Energy Assistance Program is an annual assistance program that helps with the high cost of winter heating. You must meet the income guidelines. http://www.liheapassitance.org
NICOR Sharing Program – This program provides energy assistance for NICOR customers only. You must meet the income guidelines and did not receive a LIHEAP grant in the same fiscal year. Please contact the township office @847.546.1446 for additional information and to schedule an appointment or visit https://www.nicorgas.com/residential/energy-assistance/sharing-programing Program.
School Supplies – Avon Township coordinates with our area schools and we provide school supplies directly to our area schools (Limited Due to Covid)
Share-the-Warmth Heating Assistance – SHARE-THE-WARMTH is an annual assistance program from North Shore Gas that helps with the high cost of winter heating. This program is for North Shore Gas and People’s Energy Customers. Please call 847-546-1446 for income guidelines and additional information.
Unemployment Insurance – Unemployment insurance is a state-operated insurance program designed to partially replace lost wages when you are out of work. To file online or to get more information, please visit the State of Illinois -Unemployment Insurance web page.