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Moraine
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Van Line Reservations:
847-432-3000

 

 

Moraine
Door-to-Door
Van Line Reservations:
847-432-3000

 

Moraine
Door-to-Door
Van Line Reservations:
847-432-3000

 

Moraine
Door-to-Door
Van Line Reservations:
847-432-3000

 

Moraine
Door-to-Door
Van Line Reservations:
847-432-3000

 

Moraine
Door-to-Door
Van Line Reservations:
847-432-3000

 

Moraine
Door-to-Door
Van Line Reservations:
847-432-3000

 

Moraine
Door-to-Door
Van Line Reservations:
847-432-3000

 

Moraine
Door-to-Door
Van Line Reservations:
847-432-3000
48-hour advance notice needed

 

Moraine
Door-to-Door
Van Line Reservations:
847-432-3000
48-hour advance notice needed

 

Moraine
Door-to-Door
Van Line Reservations:
847-432-3000
48-hour advance notice needed

Anne Flanigan Bassi, Supervisor
super@morainetownship.org

Welcome again! On this page, we address the scope of functions under the elected office of Supervisor of Moraine Township.

As you may have already read in the "About" section of our website, township government was historically based upon meeting the needs of developing communities with regard to human services – particularly caring for the poor – and practical matters like roads and cemeteries. Over the years, unlike some more rural districts in Illinois, our local communities developed into fairly dense municipalities. Local cities of Highwood, Highland Park, Deerfield and Lake Forest effectively assumed most of the practical roles of government. Superimposed on all or parts of these four cities, Moraine Township government effectively fills in the voids that remain – especially in human services – within the mandated scope under Illinois law. Moraine Township government is thus a "special purpose" government.

Our task is to identify, seek out and support programs and services deemed appropriate and possible for Township government to fulfill within those parameters. Moraine Township continues to be a responsive work in progress.

We hope you find the answers you seek about our functions in these pages. In any case, do not hesitate to contact us, either by email, phone, letter or in person. As grassroots government, we are small enough to be flexible. Moraine Township welcomes public input as to how we can serve you better.

We're here to help.

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Staff Contact Directory
Call 847-432-3240
Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Debi Gordon, Administrator and Deputy Clerk
  dgordon@morainetownship.org

Lupe Somerville, General Assistance Manager
  lupe@morainetownship.org

Linda Contreras, Receptionist/Van Scheduler
  linda@morainetownship.org

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PROGRAMS

Cemetery Maintenance
Moraine Township is responsible for managing two cemeteries, Daggitt and Mooney. Learn more:Cemetery Details

Emergency Planning
Moraine Township works with other local and countywide governments to have a plan to assist citizens in the event of any emergency, large or small. Learn more:Emergency Plan Details

Grant Program
Annual grants are made to a variety of nonprofit agencies who provide programs or assistance to Moraine Township residents and/or people employed in Moraine Township. A volunteer Citizen Grant Advisory Committee recommends awards annually, and these are voted upon, generally in March for the following fiscal year, by the entire Board of Trustees. Learn more:Grant Program Details & Application

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers ar ealways welcome. Please complete the volunteer application (pdf)to become a volunteer at Moraine Township.

Donations of time and/or resources are always welcome.
Learn more: Volunteer Details

SERVICES

Food Pantry & Garden
Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Also available flexible times and days to provide for emergencies.

The public is welcome to donate non-expired food and to volunteer their services. Those in need simply come to the Township Office at 777 Central, Highland Park, on those days and times. Learn more: Food Pantry/Pantry Plants Garden

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General Assistance/Emergency Assistance
"General Assistance/GA" and "Emergency Assistance/EA" are state-regulated functions of the Office of the Supervisor. Help may be granted to resident individuals requiring financial aid to assure basic life necessities. The amount and duration of help provided for these purposes is specifically defined in the Illinois GA/EA manual. Individuals apply for this assistance in person at the Township Office. Learn more: GA/EA

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Health & Wellness, Safety/Disabled
Moraine Township residents in need are well-served locally at the Lake County Health Center in Highland Park, which the Township supported with a capital grant. Through our Grant Program, we support agencies providing direct wellness/mental health services. Our Food Pantry/Pantry Plants Garden Project contributes to nutritional needs of local families and individuals. Our award-winning Moraine Door-to-Door vans provide low cost transportation to and from medical appointments for seniors, disabled and low income residents. Income-qualified seniors and other residents may also have the use of free handyman services. Learn more: Food Pantry,Grant Program, Links,Transportation,Handyman flyer, How Can We Help You? flyer English (local groups); flyer Spanish

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Notary Services
Administrative staff are available for free notary services to Moraine Township residents during regular business hours. No appointment necessary. Please bring appropriate photo and other identification.

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Senior Support
Seniors are supported by the Township in understanding and navigating federal programs like Medicare and Medicaid; with transportation; with accessing various property and utility bill exemptions; through coordination with municipal senior agencies; and with Township grants to outside agencies providing services to persons 65 years and older. Learn more: Seniors

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Transportation
Award-winning Moraine Door-to-Door vans have disabled/paratransit capabilities as well as standard seating, booked through the office with 48-hour notice to a dedicated line: 847-432-3000. Qualifying persons – seniors and/or disabled residents – pay just $4 per trip, door to door. Priority is on medical appointment trips. Moraine also provides a Taxi Coupon Program for seniors and disabled residents, contributing $3 to taxi ride fees. And seniors/disabled can apply for RTA passes at the Township Office. Learn more: Transportation

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Youth & Family Support
Moraine Township supports services for resident youth and families through its annual Grant Program, which provides agency and scholarship support for local day care and health/counseling services.

The Township also makes referrals for residents in need of everything from mental health services to financial counseling. Learn more: Youth & Family Support

HUMAN RESOURCES LINKS

Click here for a partial list of State of Illinois human resources, with direct links to helpful websites containing information and online applications to programs like LIHEAP, All Kids healthcare, Circuit Breaker, Illinois Cares Rx and Food Stamps ("Illinois Link" card).

Click here to locate websites of human services organizations that Moraine Township supports.

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