Kane County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Kane County Illinois social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.


A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Cook County Aurora Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center Food Stamp Office 361 West Old Indian Trail Aurora IL 60506 630-844-7400

Cook County Elgin Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center Food Stamp Office 700 South State Street Elgin IL 60123 847-931-2700


A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Aurora Housing Authority 1630 Plum Street Aurora IL 60506 630-859-7210

Elgin Housing Authority 550 Jerusha Avenue Elgin IL 60123 847-742-1182


A Social Security Office is a local branch of the federal Social Security Administration, which provides financial support to elderly people, surviving family members, and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide services including stipends to retired workers as well as low-income individuals and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide assistance in enrolling for Social Security benefits, receiving Social Security benefits, and planning for retirement needs.

Aurora Social Security Office 1325 North Lake Street Aurora IL 60506 630-264-2683

Elgin Social Security Office 790 Fletcher Drive Elgin IL 60123 847-742-5096


A WIC Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that provides support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental food program, and in addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help getting other social services. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance.

Aurora Aunt Marthas Youth Service Center WIC Office 101 South Broadway Aurora IL 60505 630-859-6557

Aurora Visiting Nurse Association WIC Office 400 North Highland Avenue Aurora IL 60506 630-892-4720

Carpenter Well Child Center Incorporation WIC Office 3003 Wakefield Drive Carpentersville IL 60110 847-551-8041

Elgin Greater Elgin Family Care Center WIC Office 450 Dundee Avenue Elgin IL 60120 847-608-6333

Elgin Greater Elgin Family Care Center Well Child Center WIC Office 620 Wing Street Elgin IL 60123 847-741-7370

Saint Charles Well Child Center Incorporation WIC Office 1710 South 7th Avenue St. Charles IL 60174 847-741-7370