A free employment seminar, DMV driver services, and new mental health services are coming in March.
In a response to community needs, Elk Grove Township will be introducing three new services for Township residents in March. A mobile Secretary of State Unit will be at the Township building, 600 Landmeier Road in Elk Grove Village, on Tuesday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The unit will allow residents to obtain new driver’s licenses and State ID cards or to renew, replace or correct current licenses and IDs. This service will allow residents to avoid the long wait lines often experienced at DMV offices. In addition, the mobile unit will have vehicle stickers available. Also coming in March will be a free employment seminar which will take place at the Township offices on Wednesday, March 30 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The seminar will provide assistance for residents in need of a job or seeking a career change. Finally, a new partnership with the Josselyn Center to enhance Township mental health services will soon be announced. This partnership will allow the Township to provide residents with more timely psychiatric services.
“Our priority is to listen to our residents and ensure they are receiving the assistance they need to manage their lives and care for their families,” said Elk Grove Township Supervisor George Busse. “We are excited about the new services we will be offering. However, it’s important that residents remember the plethora of valuable services the Township is already providing, which range from youth and senior services to adult and family counseling, as well as taxpayer assistance.”
Some of the other Township services available to all residents include:
Applications, Licenses and Registration: The Clerk’s Office can assist residents with passport applications, hunting and fishing licenses, voter registration and assistance, notary public services, and temporary handicapped parking placards. The Township is also a Passport Acceptance Facility and can answer questions on passport applications, processing times and appointment scheduling for you or your family members. Call 847-437-0300 to make an appointment.
Township Assessor: The Assessor’s office is a resource for property tax information and assistance. The office can help residents file tax appeals and exemptions that can reduce tax bills. The exemptions include homeowners, senior, senior freeze, disability and veteran’s disability. Forms to apply for exemptions will be available on March 16. The Assessor’s office can also help file certificates of error when tax bill information is incorrect. Call 224-265-6110 for more information.
Employment Support Services: The Township’s Employment Support Center has resources and services for job-seeking residents that include resume reviews, interview training and job search help and tips. Other resources to find jobs include seminars and job fairs. Email email@example.com for more information and to register for future events.
Food Pantry: The food pantry is a ‘client’s choice’ model where shoppers can choose items they need the most. To use the Pantry, individuals must meet with a social service representative to verify residency and to see if there are other ways the Township can be of assistance. Use of the food pantry is currently by appointment only. Pantry hours are Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1p.m. to 7p.m., in addition to Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. Donations can be made at the west entrance of the Township building Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. For additional information, please call Kailee at 224-265-6102.
Medical Lending Closet: Residents can borrow gently used medical equipment for up to three months, with the option to extend upon request. Available equipment includes walkers, wheelchairs, canes, bath seats, bedside rails and more. Call 224-265-6111 to schedule curbside pickup, check availability of items, or to learn more about the terms of this helpful program. This service is free to Township residents.
Transportation Assistance for Seniors and Disabled: The Township offers bus services for appointments and shopping within the Township borders, T.R.I.P. bus services for medical appointments outside of the Township borders, and a Taxi transportation program. These programs provide a curb-to-curb transportation solution for seniors 55+ and disabled residents 18+. The bus services are available Monday through Friday. For information or to schedule a trip, call 847-437-0300.
Veteran Services Officer: Elk Grove Township has a Veterans Service Officer (VSO) who is trained and accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The officer provides free assistance to veterans and their dependents and survivors to help manage their benefits. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call Walter Wilson at 224-265-6113.
Winter Warming Station: When temperatures are dangerously cold, Elk Grove Township residents have access to the Township building as a warming center. When needed, the warming center is open Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Please call 847-437-0300 with any questions.
Youth Services: The Elk Grove Township Youth Services Department offers programs that help support children’s mental health. Registration is fast and easy, but space is limited. Among the programs offered at the Township are life skills, social skills, girls’ empowerment and leadership development. In addition, a variety of support groups are available for community organizations such as schools, scouts, churches and libraries within the Township boundaries. To sign up, or for more information about programs offered, please contact Renee Dorn at RDorn@ElkGroveTownship.com.
For more information on any of the services offered through the Township, please call 847-437-0300 or visit elkgrovetownship.com.