General Assistance

General Assistance is on-going monthly grant re-determined every 30 days, for residents with very low or no income. 

McHenry Township is now offering emergency assistance to their residents. This is available once in twelve months.

McHenry Township is also a satellite for Salvation Army assistance which is also once every twelve months.

You can apply for assistance at McHenry Township Office, 3703 No. Richmond Rd. Johnsburg, IL 60051

In addition to general assistance, emergency and salvation Army assistance, the staff of the Supervisor’s office will work with residents to connect them to employment and other sources of assistance.


Applications are available for General Assistance at McHenry Township office or you may print out an application and supporting document here. This application will also be used for emergency assistance

  1. General Assistance Application
  2. Application Cover Sheet
  3. Resource List
  4. Salvation Army Application
  5. LIHEAP Information
    (Seniors: for LIHEAP information go to Senior Services Associates at 815-344-3555)
  6. Benefit Access Program

Please note the following:

  1. An appointment must be scheduled by calling 815-385-5605.
  2. All documents must be completed and returned to the case worker at the time of the scheduled interview.

General Assistance

Senior Resources

Senior Resources are listed in the Seniors section. Go to the main menu, Supervisor, Seniors to the Senior Links page.


Special Events

Need help with Rent and Utilities click here for more information.

Salvation Army drive through Thanksgiving Dinner click here for more information