The application process for many federal and state benefit programs can be complicated.  Our Social Services program seeks to reduce the barriers to connecting to these public programs.  By connecting people to income support benefits, we hope to set families up to achieve long-term food security.

Services offered:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – formerly ‘food stamps’
  • Medicaid
  • TANF Cash Assistance
  • Medicare savings
  • Benefits Access (RTA free ride/license plate discount)
  • Access to Care
  • Financial assistance for State ID/Driver’s License
  • Help obtaining replacement Birth Certificate and Social Security Card

To set up an appointment with our Services Coordinator, contact Amanda Kuhn, (708) 386-1324 ext 1106.


Documents needed for appointment:

SNAP/Medicaid/Medicare Savings/TANF:

  • Current Illinois photo ID with current address (if ID address is not current, bring current lease, utility bill or governmental letter, if homeless, bring a verification letter from a shelter)
  • Proof of income from all sources from past 30 days (Social Security, pay stubs, unemployment, etc.)
  • Name, date of birth, social security number of all household members
  • Children’s birth certificates

If applying for Access to Care:

  • Proof of Income (past 2 pay stubs, Social Security Benefit Letter, US 1040, etc.)
  • Proof of Address (ID, lease, utility bill, etc.)
  • Proof of Identity (Birth Certificate, voter registration card, naturalized citizenship certificate, visa, birth certificate/ID from country of origin, etc.)

If applying for Benefit Access (Ride Free Permit/License Plate Discount):

  • Current Illinois photo ID
  • Proof of income from previous year (1040, 1099, etc.)
  • Proof of disability, if disabled and under age 65 (Social Security Award Letter, VA Award Letter, Class 2 disability card, Attachment A Physician’s Statement)

If applying for State ID/Driver’s License Financial Assistance:

  • First time State ID/ID is expired over 1 year - Proof of Written Signature, Proof of Date of Birth, Proof of Social Security Number, Proof of Residency
  • Renewal/Duplicate ID – Proof of Written Signature 
  • Change of Address – Proof of Written Signature and Proof of Residency For a full list of acceptable documents from the Illinois Secretary of State, follow this link

Program Hours:

By Appointment:

Tuesday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Walk-In Only:

Saturday 9:00 am to Noon
1st Wednesday 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
All other Wednesdays 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm