General Assistance

General Assistance is available through the Township for residents with very low or no income.  Apply at McHenry Township Office, 3703 N Richmond Road in Johnsburg.

In addition to general assistance the stafff 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.

  1. Application Part 1
  2. Application Part 2
  3. Resource List
  4. LIHEAP Information
    (Seniors: for LIHEAP information go to Senior Services Associates at 815-344-3555)
  5. Benefit Access Program

Please note the following:

  1. An appointment must be scheduled by calling 815-322-5144.
  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.