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 now being taken for the 2018-2019 heating season.

To schedule an appointment to assist with the LIHEAP application, please contact Kristin Jachymiak: or 630-948-8136.

Financial Literacy

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
11:30 AM-1:00 PM

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

Join us 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

To register, contact Kristin Jachymiak: or 630-948-8136;
or 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.

For more information, contact Kristin Jachymiak, 630-948-8136 or

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.

Please call Kristin Jachymiak for an appointment, 630-948-8136.