Services for Disabled Residents

Services for
Disabled Residents

Fremont Township residents who are disabled have a number of services available to them and they are listed below.

In addition, homeowners who are disabled should make sure they learn about the Disabled Persons' Homestead Exemption.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact:

Nancy Lech
22385 W. Illinois Route 60
Mundelein, IL 60060

847.223.2858 (FAX)

Donors provide groceries or grocery store gift cards to make a Holiday meal or purchase gifts for less fortunate township residents. The township will give the donor gift ideas and sizes to make shopping easier. Gift cards are always welcome. Please call if you would like to donate or if you would like to be a recipient.

Benefit Access is a program available through the Illinois Department of Aging for seniors and disabled. This program may help with a license plate discount. If you qualify for this program, you are eligible for a RTA / METRA Free Ride Pass. You have to apply online for this program. Our staff will assist with filling out the application by appointment only. For more information, please visit the program's webpage.

Fremont Township is a member of the Diaper Bank Partnership of Lake County.  This service can provide 30 diapers per month (adult and child) to residents in need.

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.

Fremont Township operates 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 the 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 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.

Glenkirk provides quality, lifetime supports and services that empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate fully in all areas of community life.  Glenkirk offers a variety of residential, day and employment programs, as well as respite, medical and behavioral services.

More Information

Applications to receive a permanent or temporary handicapped parking placard are available at the township office. You can bring your completed application to our office and we will fax it to the Secretary of State’s office. To find out more, go to

The Homebound State ID program is a service program for older adults, bedridden individuals and people with disabilities who are unable to leave their homes to obtain a state ID card from a Secretary of State facility. The card may be used for identification purposes in the same way as a standard driver’s license is used for identification.


Certain documents are required to obtain the card. Once an applicant submits the information via our web form below, we will determine eligibility and the documents required to complete the transaction. For assistance to help determine if you or your loved one qualifies for this service, call 312-814-3121.

There is a new application to apply for Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps) and Cash Assistance. Find it online at We have paper applications available in English and Spanish at our office and will fax it for you.

LCCIL empowers people with disabilities to lead self-directed lives as valued members of the community.


377 N. Seymour Avenue
Mundelein, IL 60060
Open 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday
Directions: We are located in the Seymour Annex in downtown Mundelein.
Our office entrance faces east, across the Sunrise Market parking lot. A few blocks South-East of Hwys 176 and 45.

Phone: (847) 949-4440
VP: (847) 388-0776
Fax: (847) 949-4445

Fremont Township partners with Wauconda Township.  Please call 847 526-2631 for wheelchairs, walkers, hi-rise toilet seats, etc.  They are located at 505 W Bonner in Wauconda.

LIHEAP is an annual assistance program that helps with the high cost of winter heating.  You must meet the income guidelines.

Glenkirk’s BHC program is designed to provide an array of comprehensive specialized mental health supports to adults with intellectual disabilities living on their own or with family members with Medicaid.


Supports include counseling, medication management, community support services, and daily living in-home services.

Nicole Zanon-Tocke, LCPC, NCC

Glenkirk’s Behavioral Health Clinic

Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts

3504 Commercial Ave.

Northbrook, IL 60062

C: 773-360-4206

W: 847-272-5111 ext. 613


The program is for older adults and people with disabilities who wish to learn about the fixed route system—they will be scheduled with a trainer to go out and learn how to ride fixed route Pace, Metra, or CTA.  This is for regular destinations they go to where they want to learn to do this independently. 

The travel training program is also gearing up to do certain portions online (portions that can be done with the travel trainer such as planning out trips). 

Mobility Management Program | Regional Transportation Authority (

Mobility Outreach Coordinator
Regional Transportation Authority · 175 W. Jackson Blvd # 1550, Chicago, IL 60604
P:312.913.3152· C:312.697.9847·

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.

Register for the new Ride Lake County expanded service by calling the Pace Call Center at 1-800-201-6446

On May 1, 2022, Ride Lake County, a countywide, borderless paratransit service with flexible on demand service, geared toward seniors age 60+ and individuals with mobility limitations will be launched. 

Ride Lake County will provide eligible users of this public transportation option access to all areas of Lake County, for work, medical trips, groceries and more.

Riders will call a dedicated number to schedule trips in advance. All Ride Lake County vehicles are wheelchair accessible and provide curb-to-curb service from your desired pick up and drop off locations.

The new service will run from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekdays and weekends, with no service on holidays. One-way fare costs will vary between $2.00 and $6.00 depending on how far you travel.

For more information on the expanded service:

Ride Lake County brochure - English (PDF)            Ride Lake County brochure - Spanish (PDF)
Ride Lake County Rider's Guide - English (PDF)     Ride Lake County Rider's Guide - Spanish (PDF)
Ride Lake County poster - English (PDF)                 Ride Lake County poster - Spanish (PDF)

Frequently-Asked Questions (PDF)

Applications are available to receive a Senior / Disabled Reduced Fare RTA/METRA Pass. You must be 65 years of age or disabled and bring in an Illinois State I.D. or Drivers License. If disabled, there is a section on the application for the physician to fill out or if you are receiving Social Security Disability, you need to bring in your Notice of Award letter. We will take your picture free of charge. It normally takes 3 weeks to receive your pass. The Free Ride Pass is for Benefit Access recipients only. Schedules are available at the township. For more information, please visit the RTA Reduced Fare Program webpage.

Fremont Township has contracted with American Taxi to provide ½ fare taxi coupons for Seniors and Disabled Residents. The goal of this program is to provide transportation to areas that our Dial-A Ride buses do not service. Coupon books are purchased at the Township Office for $15.00 and are worth $30.00. Please visit the program's webpage for important details.

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 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.

If you have a problem that we cannot assist with, we can refer you to the appropriate agency. Please call us at 847-223-2847 or stop by our office.