The world has changed drastically over the past few months in the wake of the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, but the Riverside Township office has remained available throughout these difficult times to provide essential services to residents. Health and safety guidelines laid out by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the CDC have been implemented throughout the Town Hall building. Enforced social distancing measures are also in place and a face mask is required for every individual that enters the Town Hall. If you are in need of a face mask, the Township has FREE, disposable masks on hand for residents. Call the office to arrange a pick-up, or if needed, we can have masks delivered to your home. Supplies are limited.
With new safeguards in place, Riverside Township is still providing its services to the community, especially those that assist individuals who may have fallen on hard times during the pandemic. Some of our main services are highlighted below, but for a complete list, please visit our website.
General Assistance – Temporary financial support for those looking for jobs, but not qualifying for, or waiting for a decision on unemployment, disability, or other government programs. Call the office first to make an appointment with the Supervisor.
Emergency Assistance – A one time award to alleviate a health and/or welfare crisis. Cannot be given more than one time in any 12-month period. The amount available is limited and only granted if the crisis would be averted. Call to make an appointment.
Food Pantry – Individuals in need can pick up 2 tote bags of non-perishable food items once per month. Proof of residency within the Township is required – no other questions asked. The Food Pantry always accepts donations of non-perishable, non-expired items.
Nurse’s Closet – Durable medical equipment is available to Township residents at no charge for a temporary loan of up to 3 months. Equipment such as: walkers, canes, crutches, wheelchairs, shower benches, toilet risers, and commodes.
Community Resource Center – Makes referrals and can help residents navigate the process for assistance in regards to aging, benefits counseling, developmental disabilities, mental health, and addictions.
Currently only available by phone at (708) 853-9578.
Notary Public – Services are available for FREE during regular office hours.