The upcoming Training on Administering General Assistance/Emergency Assistance in Urban Townships will take place on Friday, July 22 from 8:30 am-4:00 pm at Schaumburg Township, 1 Illinois Blvd in Hoffman Estates. Registration begins at 8:00 am with a light breakfast. The training will be led by Julie Villarreal, whose background is provided below. This training session will discuss how to set up GA and EA programs in a way that maximize the benefits to your township residents. A review of interviewing, budgeting and completion of legal notices will be included. Using a holistic approach with other programs and community resources will be highlighted as well.
The cost of this program is $35 for MTA members and $45 for non-members, this covers the cost of breakfast and lunch which is being provided. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks can be mailed to James Barr, Executive Director, 250 Illinois Rte 59, Bartlett, IL 60103.
Julie Villarreal is the Director of General Assistance for Wheeling Township. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Services and Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Spanish. Julie has over 25 years of experience working in General Assistance, including 4 years as a GATI instructor and past President of both TOI and TOCC associations. In addition to GA and EA, Wheeling Township offers a myriad of other services to help low-income residents.