General Assistance programs, unlike some of Bloom Township programs have guidelines mandated by the State of Illinois. As every case and individual are different, eligibility can only be determined at the time of application or interview. If you feel you may benefit from any of Bloom Township’s assistance programs, please come in or call the General Assistance office.


We can assist residents Glenwood, Homewood, Flossmoor, Olympia Fields, Steger, Sauk Village and Lynwood. We will make referrals to the proper Salvation Army office for residents of other Bloom Township communities.


In order to expedite the application process, applicant should bring the following to the township at time of application:

Current valid government issued picture identification

Proof of residency

Social security cards for all household residents

Proof of household income