Financial Assistance

LIHEAP – Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program


Get help paying your home heating bills.

The LIHEAP program assists eligible households in paying their gas and/or electric bills.  Eligible households are determined by household size, income, geographical location, and type of fuel used.

Appointments for help with the LIHEAP application are available October 1st through May 31st each year.

For more information, please contact Kristin, 630-948-8136 or kjachymiak@wscpantry.org.

Financial Literacy

What is your savings IQ? Is your savings on track?

Periodically WSCP partners with Hope’s Front Door for a workshop session filled with practical ideas to establish your own savings plan and learn the steps that are necessary to get there.

  • Establish a realistic budget
  • Fix and repair credit
  • Find ways to save & the options available
  • Build your savings

Workshop presented by Hope’s Front Door

For more information, contact Kristin Jachymiak:
kjachymiak@wscpantry.org or 630-948-8136;
or watch for a sign up in the Intake area at the Pantry.

SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

SNAP assists eligible people who need help buying food for themselves and their children. Benefits are delivered electronically through the Illinois Link card, and the dollar amount is based on the number of people in a household, income, and expenses. There is an income guideline to receive this benefit.

Assistance with SNAP applications is available at the Pantry. Please check the client waiting area at the pantry, or this page, for the next date.

For more information, contact Nina Cross, 630-412-0702 or ncross@wscpantry.org.

Medicaid Application Assistance

The Pantry periodically offers assistance with applying for Medicaid.

Please call Kristin Jachymiak for more information, 630-948-8136.

Income Tax Assistance

A representative from Prairie State Legal Services answers basic questions about income tax filing, the earned income tax credit and other tax issues. Watch for signs in the Client Waiting Area for the next session.

For more information or questions, contact Kristin: kjachymiak@wscpantry.org or 630-948-8136.