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Hardship Assistance


The Village of Glendale Heights understands there are times when its residents may stumble upon a financial or some other kind of hardship. If you find yourself in such a situation, there may be resources available to help you. For assistance in locating resources, please call Tanya Macko, the Glendale Heights Community Outreach Specialist, at 630.909.5459.

Financial Assistance

Residents who are struggling to pay their utility bills are encouraged to talk to their utility companies to find out what payment options may be available to you.

Commonwealth Edison

ComEd offers many ways to receive assistance with your electric bill. Visit ComEd's Assistance Programs webpage for more information.

Nicor Gas

Nicor Gas can provide financial assistance to customers struggling to pay their Nicor Gas bills. Visit Nicor's Energy Assistance webpage for more information.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program assists low-income households by offsetting the rising cost of home energy through direct financial assistance, energy counseling, outreach and education. An overdue bill or disconnect notice is not required to receive LIHEAP assistance. Emergency assistance is available to eligible households whose utility service is in danger of disconnection or has been disconnected and for homeowners whose furnace is non-operational or determined unsafe to operate.

For more information on the LIHEAP program, please visit DuPage County's LIHEAP webpage. Bloomingdale Township residents may call Bloomingdale Township at 630.529.9993, and Milton Township residents may call Milton Township at 630.668.1616.

Additionally, you may be able to receive assistance from the following organizations or programs:

Glendale Heights Foundation

The Glendale Heights Foundation (GHF) is a non-profit organization incorporated in 2003 to provide limited one-time emergency financial assistance to Village residents. The Foundation does not provide rent or mortgage payment aid. All assistance requests must be submitted in writing, including name, address, details about the emergency circumstances, and financial assistance requested. To request assistance, please download an application and submit it to the Foundation. Send your request to:

Glendale Heights Foundation
P.O. Box 5280
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Food Pantries

There are many food panties that service the Glendale Heights community. While this is not an exhausted list, here are just a few of them who you may look to for help:

Family in Faith
1480 Bloomingdale Road
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Phone: 630.653.5030

Since 2005, Family In Faith has given away 100,000 pounds of food per year to more than 2,000 different families. They are committed to serving those in need in our community, and are in the process of planning for a permanent Food Distribution Building so we can expand this outreach. Please contact Family in Faith for more information and hours of their food panty.

Bloomingdale Township
123 Rosedale Avenue (behind main building)
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Phone: 630.529.9993

The Bloomingdale Township Volunteer Council raises funds and encourages food drives to operate a food pantry that is housed in the General Assistance Office. The pantry is capable of storing both perishable and non-perishable items. Volunteers help staff the pantry to stock the shelves and rotate items. The pantry is an asset to the Township, providing the General Assistance Office with a donated source of food to ensure that the needy do not go hungry. With the generosity of Meijer's Simply Give Drive, in which customers purchase cards which are donated to the food pantry to purchase food so they are able to help keep their shelves stocked for Township residents in need. For more information on the Bloomindale Township Food Pantry, please call 630.529.9993.

Other Resources

Other resources are available if you need additional help beyond those provided for financial or food pantry assistance:

Prairie State Legal Services provides free legal assistance to low-income persons and persons over the age of 60. For more information, please visit their website or call 630.690.2130.

Family Shelter Service transforms lives by offering help and hope to those affected by domestic violence. Their hotline provides a confidential lifeline for someone to gain knowledge, support, and validation regarding the domestic abuse they or a loved one has experienced. A hotline counselor works with each caller's specific situation and assists in providing options that are unique to that caller. Safety is assessed and addressed to develop a plan that the survivor feels comfortable in carrying out. Not only can callers access linkage to our other services, but receives a compassionate, listening ear to provide the support that they may have not received before from any other source.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, please visit their website or call 630.469.5650 (available 24/7).