Services and resources by local township
General Assistance – Food Pantry (emergency basis only), Negotiations with utility companies regarding billing issues (i.e. – problems meeting payment), Holiday Assistance (food baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas), Christmas Sharing Tree (food assistance given to needy children and elderly), Workfare (“all able-bodied recipients are required to work for assistance granted.”), and Energy Assistance (apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)).
Notary Public – Available at the Assessor’s Office (6N050 Rosedale Ave. 630-529-6927) and Supervisor’s Office (123 N. Rosedale Ave., Suite 200., 630-529-7715).
PACE Bus Service – Provides transportation within the township (to schedule, call 1-800-713-7445).
Passport Service – A “Passport Acceptance Agent” provides “convenient passport service to the community” (at the Supervisor’s Office: 123 N. Rosedale Ave., Suite 200. 630-529-7715).
Prescription Cards – Free discount program through Coast2Coast (also, assists with dental/vision/lab/imaging/hearing needs).
Senior Center – Located 6N050 Rosedale Ave. 630-529-7794. Offers: Senior Connection (bimonthly newsletter), Congregate Meals (similar to “Meals on Wheels” program), Rules of the Road and AARP Driver’s Safety Class, Lending Closet (medical equipment can be “checked out” for up to 3 months), RTA Passes, Income Tax Assistance (from AARP), Energy Assistance (through LIHEAP), Recreational Activities (various such as bingo, outings, and stained glass, etc.), Health Services (Flu Shots and health seminars), Referral (services, such as to DuPage County Dept. of Human Services, or other agencies), Volunteerism (seniors can volunteer for many different activities), Temporary Handicapped Parking Permits, Vehicle Stickers, and Voter Registration and Notaries (all available at the Center).
Special Police District – A full-time Resident deputy is assigned to patrol all unincorporated areas of the township.
Unincorporated Vehicle Stickers – Available at no charge.
Voter Registration – Also, Election Information and Absentee Ballot applications (available at Supervisor’s Office).
Youth Services Bureau – Family Counseling/Youth Counseling offered. Also, a Referral Service is available (to other agencies).
Coast 2 Coast Rx Card – Also, assists with dental/vision/lab/imaging/hearing needs.
C.E.R.T. – (Community Emergency Response Team) Any members of the township can join this group to help their fellow citizens during an emergency situation/disaster. Free training is provided. Contact www.Ready.gov, 630-668-1616, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ride DuPage – Must be 65+, or if under 65 be disabled and have a RTA card, and live in Milton Township. Ride DuPage will take you anywhere in DuPage County 24/7. Cost: $1/mile and $1 per trip. Call 1-800-713-7445 to schedule a ride.
The S.A.L.T. Communicator – (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Not sure if this is still active. Last issue on the township website was for Feb. 2012.
Youth Committee – “We look for and support activities not already addressed by other programs available through school, government, or private organizations.” Must be: Under 18, resident of the township, and have a special need for goods and/or services. Contact: email@example.com or call 630-668-1616.
Calendar – Examples of many events for seniors include: yoga, Tai Chi, line dancing, Senior Book Club, outings and health-related classes. Other activities on the calendar include “general events” such as, job fairs, charity events, board meetings, and holiday events. See the Calendar link on the main township website.
Financial – General Assistance (“financial assistance for individuals who are pending disability or are between jobs.”), Emergency Assistance (can help with rent, prescriptions, etc.), LIHEAP, and Salvation Army Assistance (funds to help those who live in West Chicago).
Food & Clothing – Food Pantry (eligible residents can visit once a month), Food Stamp Applications (forms are available for IDHS/Public Aid, cash assistance, and Medicaid), Free Bakery products (day old items), and Clothes Closet (adult/children clothing, household items, and small electronics).
Medical – Access DuPage (helps residents below age 64, small co-pay, etc.).
WAYS – Six-session classes for seniors on topics such as Word, email, and the internet. Contact 630-231-7166. Cost is $2 per session.