Harlem Township-Winnebago County
Office Hours:
Mon-Thurs. 8:00-4:30 
F: 815-633-6334

  • Current Driver's License or IL State ID 
  • Social Security Card
  • Verification of residence within the Harlem Township boundaries. Trailers are not eligible for Township assistance.
  • Medical Card or verification of insurance
  • Unemployment status- Letter from IDES within the last 30 days
  • If pending disability status, please bring documentation from an attorney 
  • Sources of Income-Bank Statements,Pay-stubs
  • Parole/Probation (if applicable)
  • A current utility bill for verification of residency
Harlem Township General Assistance
The General Assistance Office will be happy to assist you in determining your eligibility. 
You must apply in person and provide the following 

Helping Hands Pantry
7624 Elm Avenue, Loves Park

First Saturday of the month 10:00 am-noon
Second Thursday of the month 1 pm-3-pm
Third Saturday of the month 10 am-noon
Fourth Thursday of the month 6 pm- 8 pm 

P: 779-221-8491

IDES-Illinois Department Employment Services
United Way
Call 2-1-1