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General Assistance

Leonard Robinson Administration Center

22013 Governors Highway • Richton Park, IL 60471 

Tel (708) 288- 5008 •

General Assistance

Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm

Energy Assistance

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am - 4pm

Wednesday: 8am - 6pm 

1st and 3rd Saturday: 9am - Noon

General Assistance  



The General Assistance Program provides a monetary award to Rich Township residents of at least 18 years-old who are unemployed or disabled, and who are not receiving any other form of income. College students encouraged to apply.

General Assistance is a monthly administered stipend provided by the Township to individuals who are not eligible for any other state or federal assistance with very low income or no income households that have exhausted as other means of support.

The recipient's income must not exceed $600 per month to be eligible. Those who receive the stipend must provide community service and/or pursue education and employment as directed by the office unless exempt due to a disability or medical issue.


The Rich Township General Assistance Program provides Township residents aged 18–62 with financial assistance in the form of a monthly $475 stipend for utilities, shelter and food. 

The General Assistance Department also is able to help with Social Security disability and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) benefits for residents who are 18 years or older heading an independent household. 


Kimiya Lewis

Interim, Dept. Head of General Assistance


Direct (708) 228-5042. ext. 5043


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