Palos Township General Assistance Department
General Assistance is a township administered program designed to assist persons who are unemployed and actively seeking employment or who are in waiting for other state or federal benefits and do not have the resources to provide for basic needs. Basic needs may include shelter, food, household supplies, utilities, personal essentials and other expenses deemed essential to the health and well-being of the family.
Persons may apply at our township office (by appointment only), located at 10802 S. Roberts Road in Palos Hills. By statute, township government is responsible for the administering of public aid programs such as General Assistance. There are financial requirements that must be met prior to qualification. For more information or to make an appointment to see if you qualify, please call (708) 598-4418, Extension 205.