General Assistance and Emergency Assistance Training (in-person)

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 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.