Veterans – Assessor office
- Disabled Veterans’ Standard Homestead Exemption
- Disabled Veterans Exemption
- Returning Veterans’ Homestead Exemption
Veterans – Supervisor office
Nancy Lech- Caseworker
22385 W. Illinois Route 60
Mundelein, IL 60060
Crisis Hotline – The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available. More Information
Dental Help -The VAC has recently received a new grant to assist in providing dental care. If you have a really aching tooth and need assistance, or if you haven’t had your teeth checked in a long time, contact them at 847-377-3344.
Diaper Bank – Fremont Township is a member of the Diaper Bank Partnership of Lake County. This service can provide 30 diapers / month (adult and child) to residents in need.
Donations – If you’re interested or need the items listed, please call the office (847-377-3344) for specifics.Wheel Chairs, Walkers, Electric Scooters, Power Wheel Chair, Uplift Chair, CPAP breathing device, Cemetery Plots
Emergency Assistance – Emergency Assistance is an annual assistance program that helps residents alleviate a life-threatening circumstance or to assist in self-sufficiency. Some circumstances may include eviction or past due rent or mortgage, utility disconnection, or prescription assistance. Applicant must be a township resident and meet the guidelines set forth by the Township Supervisor.
Food Pantry – We operate a food pantry which assists township residents who are experiencing financial difficulty or on a fixed income with non-perishable food products. You must be a township resident to receive items. The food pantry is open during normal business hours but recipient should call to schedule a pickup time. We accept donations of non-perishable food items, paper products, cleaning supplies, toiletries, grocery store gift cards, and cash.
General Assistance – General Assistance is a monthly assistance program that assists with living expenses and may include medical assistance. Applicant must be a township resident and meet the guidelines set forth by The Township Officials of Illinois.
GI Bill Referral – If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. Whether you want to apply your GI Bill benefits to college classes or an on-the-job training program, the GI Bill Comparison Tool will help you make the most of them. You can also review the program pamphlet.
Lake County Honor Flight – The mission of Lake County Honor Flight and the Honor Flight Network is to fly American’s Veterans to Washington DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their sacrifices. Top priority is given to America’s most senior veterans-survivors of WWII-followed by Korean & Vietnam Veterans and any veterans with a terminal illness who wish to visit their memorial. More Info
Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation Referral – Peer support from vets who help connect Veterans with each other and with the resources and benefits needed. They address Post-traumatic Stress, Domestic Violence, Emotional Issues in Children, Legal Issues, Traumatic Brain Injury, Substance Abuse, Mood Issues, Suicidal Thoughts, Depression, Anxiety, Hopelessness, Adjustment related to Deployment, Re-Deployment, Discharge or Reintegration, Grief, Education, Employment/Vocational Support, Financial Support, Housing/Homelessness. Call 847 986-4622
LIHEAP – Low Income Heating Assistance Program is an annual assistance program that helps with the high cost of winter heating. You must meet the income guidelines.
License Plates for Service-Connected Disabled Veteran (ISERVE) License Plates may be issued at no cost for the first set of plates to any U.S. Armed Forces veteran if 1) the veteran holds proof of a service-connected disability from the United States Department of Veterans’ Affairs; and 2) the veteran whose degree of disability has been declared to be 50 percent or more, but whose disability does not qualify the veteran for a plate or decal for persons with disabilities under 625 ILCS 5/3-616.Click here for more information. Request Form
Midwest Veterans Closet Referal -Provides FREE clothing, household items, furniture, food pantry, housing as available, employment assistance, Drop-In Center, and DIGNITY to our military heroes. Located at 2323 Green Bay Road in North Chicago, IL – they are just a few blocks from the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and Naval Station Great Lakes, the Navy’s only Recruit Training Command Center.Phone: 847.354.2108 Click here for more information.
NICOR Sharing Program – This program provides energy assistance for NICOR customers only. You must meet the income guidelines and did not receive a LIHEAP grant in the same fiscal year. Please call Nancy Lech @ 847.223.2847 for additional information and to schedule an appointment or visit Nicor Gas Sharing Program.
Obtain Your Military Records – If you need a set of your military records for any reason, you can obtain them by faxing or mailing a request to the National Personnell Records Center. While they will accept a (if you get all the right information into it) is is best to use the standasrd form SF-180 to request it. You can download that form at Standard Form 180 Mail the completed form to: National Personnel Records Center,1 Archives Drive,St Louis, MO 63138 OR Fax the form to 314-801-9195. If you need the records in emergency circumstances, contact our office (847-377-3344) and we can help you expedite the process.
Referral to Veterans Service Officer – To help maneuver state and federal benefits. 1755 Lake Cook Road, Suite 1409, Deerfield, Illinois. Contact Pat at 847 948-6982.
SAFELINK phone – If you qualify for LIHEAP or SNAP, you may be eligible to receive a free cell phone with 350 minutes a month.
Share-the-Harvest Thanksgiving Dinner – Donors provide groceries or grocery store gift cards to make a Thanksgiving meal for less fortunate township residents. We have seniors and families to provide for. Please call if you would like to donate or if you would like to be a recipient.
Share-the-Warmth Heating Assistance – SHARE-THE-WARMTH is an annual assistance program from North Shore Gas that helps with the high cost of winter heating. This program is for North Shore Gas and People’s Energy Customers who have an arrearage of at least $200.00. Please call 847.223.2847 for income guidelines and additional information.
TLS Transforming Lives through Service to Veterans, www.tlsveterans.org. Provide veterans in need and their families the services necessary to experience hope and achieve success. They offer housing assistance, employment assistance, veteran peer support and transitional living. Food is provided via the Northern Ill Food Truck once per month plus drop-in food pantries in McHenry and Hebron that include hygiene and clothing items.
Veterans Assistance Referral – for Advocacy and Appeals (help filing paperwork), Burial, Financial and Medical Assistance, Work Search, Transportation to Lovell. Click here for more.
Veteran Drivers License Designation- To Receive the “Veteran” designation on your driver’s license/ID card, veterans must obtain official certification from the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs. You can do so by visiting their office with your DD-214 or completing the process by mail. Click here for information
Veterans Employment Program of Lake County – Helps our local unemployed U.S. Military Veterans and spouses find employment. Contact Mitch Siegel msiegel@catholic charities.net. (847) 782-4219. Also provides Ventra and Gas Cards to Veterans and Spouses of Veterans Enrolled in the Catholic Charities Veterans Employment Program of Lake County. Enrollment takes about 10 minutes. Must be a resident of Lake County IL (including homeless residents) Provide DD214 (Military Separation Papers) Written proof of employment-related activity i.e. job interview or job start date. VEP Brochure – 2017