Volume 6, Issue #24 | January 20, 2023

Summer Camp Scholarships

Applications available January 23rd

Contact General Assistance and Social Services Director Jeanne Winsted Rosser for more information and an application.


SUPERVISOR'S MESSAGE



January has certainly been quick on its feet!


This week we welcomed close to eighty residents to a Property Tax Appeal Workshop with Board of Review Commissioner Samantha Steele’s office. We have a recording of the workshop on our Township YouTube channel here and the Township Assessor webpage. If you still wish to submit your appeal to the BOR, the deadline is January 25th. 


We have also relaunched the Township’s Mobility Access transportation program for persons using wheelchairs and motorized scooters to encourage greater community participation for persons with disabilities in the Township. Learn more and access the program here.


Community Support grant applications are being processed through our office, and now turn our attention to Summer Day Camp Scholarship applications, which will be available January 23rd and must be postmarked or received by April 28th. We recently increased the income thresholds for all Township child care scholarships for the first time to 225% of the federal poverty level.


Township Teen Center and agency partner Glencoe Youth Services had a kick-off to their YAP program, for young adults, ages 15-22, with special needs. More information and how to get involved is available here


With the threat of snow looming again, we encourage eligible Township residents to apply for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (“LIHEAP”). The program deadline is May 31st and the Township is hosting an event with the North Shore Senior Center on March 13th to assist residents applying for LIHEAP.


Finally, our winter Courier print newsletter landed this week and includes notable calendar dates, news and progress on various programs, information on a job search in the new year, a handy directory of mental health resources, and a profile welcoming back Township Clerk Jerome Hoynes.


Gail Schnitzer Eisenberg

Township Supervisor

Deadlines and Information

Township Officials of Illinois will distribute seven $2,000 scholarships. Township Supervisor Gail Schnitzer Eisenberg is pleased to meet with interested high school seniors in the Township applying for the scholarship. The application links here. Visit or call the Township for more details! Due March 1st. 2023 Application is available here.


2023 Village of Glenview Senior Housing Assistance Program applications are available provides assistance to qualifying Glenview residents with property taxes and rent. . The program Applications are due by Friday, February 10, 2023. An application is available here. Call Kimberly Hand, MS at 847.904.4366 with any questions.


Health Insurance Coverage for Immigrants aged 42+ ineligible for federal Medicaid (earning less than 138% of the Federal Poverty Level, e.g. $1,563 per month for one person) Apply at abe.illinois.gov; via identified health centers here; or with enrollment assistance here.


2023 Reduced License Plate Fees for Low-Income Drivers & People with Disabilities. Eligible older adults and persons with disabilities who qualify for IDoA’s Benefit Access Program will pay only $10 for their license plate stickers, a decrease from $24. Apply for the Benefit Access Program online here or contact the Senior HelpLine at 1-800-252-8966.


Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt (CCLAHD) Services are available for housing and debt problems at no cost to Cook County residents and property owners regardless of income, language, or immigration status. Hotline is 855-956-5763 9AM-5PM, M-F https://www.cookcountylegalaid.org/

SNAP Benefits Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels in March. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) customers are encouraged to visit www.abe.illinois.gov with changes in address, increases in housing costs, or decreases in income. SNAP benefits will be distributed via Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card beginning in March 2023.For more information, please visit www.abe.illinois.gov/abe/access.


Mortgage Relief up to $30,000. Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) mortgage assistance program assists eligible homeowners financially impacted by the pandemic, including past due housing payments and up to three months of prospective mortgage payments. More information and an application is available here. Program closes Jan 31, 2023.


LIHEAP helps eligible households with low income to pay for home energy services (heating, gas, propane and electricity). LIHEAP application period runs until May 31, 2023, or until funding is exhausted. Agency partner North Shore Senior Center is an intake site for LIHEAP and may be reached at 847-784-6000. Contact CEDA 800-571-2332 for information about additional intake sites in the area.


Home Weatherization Repairs are available for eligible single or multi-dweller homes based on the need and income level. More information and eligibility is available online at CEDA.


Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will conduct a free review of your gas, electric, and telecom bills to find ways for you to save! Toll-free hotline 8AM - 4PM / M-F at 1-800-669-5556 or read more here.

Youth Activities & Support

Light Up Your Life with Books. Join a Winter Reading Club!

January 2–February 28

Winter is a wonderful time to cozy up with a good book. The librarians at Wilmette Public Library can help you find a great read to brighten your day and spark your imagination. Children are invited to read (or be read to) and try fun family literacy activities to complete their reading log and teens can read or listen to one book and submit a short review for our “Just for Teens” blog. Pick up kids' reading logs in Youth Services or print them here to get started. Finishers of all ages will receive a free book of their choosing! Wilmette Public Library Winter Reading Clubs are open to all. 

 

Check out Hibbard Park's Winter StoryWalk

Stroll through Wilmette Public Library's StoryWalk in Hibbard Park this winter. This season's picture book is Ten Ways to Hear the Snow by Cathy Camper, a layered exploration of mindfulness, empathy, and what we realize when the world gets quiet.


PRIDE Support & Activities

Find support, activities, and connection at agency partner Youth Services. Contact Intake Coordinator, Nelida for more information and to register. Winter groups include:

  • Fruit Loops (grades 5-6), Tuesdays 4:30-6:00
  • Kaleidoscope (grade 7), Wednesdays 4:30-6:00
  • Alphabet Soup (grade 8), Thursdays 4:30-6:00
  • Rainbow Connection (grades 9-12), Mondays 6:00-7:30
  • Trans Talk (trans & nonbinary youth grades 9-12) Wednesdays 6:30-8:00PM


Photographer Meet & Greet

Interested in photography? Glencoe Youth Services is having a reception and photography exhibition. Meet 2022 Photo contest winners on January 22, 1-3PM at GYS, 690 Greenwood, Glencoe. All New Trier Township teens welcome! (flyer below)

CALENDAR

 


January



22 Fiddler on the Roof Performance 2PM at Skokie School, Winnetka. Come see an inclusive theatre performance of the classic Fiddler on the Roof put on by Special Gifts Theatre actors. Tickets are available for purchase here.


22 Cutting Buckthorn at Skokie Lagoons Join Glencoe Youth Services for a service project as we help out our friends at Backyard Nature Center take down invasive buckthorn! If you like using brush cutters and hand saws, building campfires and eating s'mores all while surrounded by the beauty of Mother Nature, email Glencoe Youth Services for more information and to register!


25 LAST DATE TO FILE APPEALS WITH THE BOARD OF REVIEW Today is the last chance to request an adjustment to your property’s Assessed Value before the Second 2022 Tax Bill (payable in 2023) comes out. *Visit the Asessor's webpage for more information here.


26 Perennial Hug Art Exhibit 5-8PM Arts of Life presents artists of all demographics and abilities. Work selected for Perennial Hug is intended to resemble outstretched arms awaiting the warm embrace of the viewer. Circle Contemporary North Shore / 1963 N Johns Drive Glenview, IL 60025




February



9 Cooking Demonstration for Domestic Violence 10-11AM Learn how to make pecan pie. No registration required. Learn more on the website here.


9 Writing an Effective Resume 1-2:30PM With Advisor Brent White of Career Resource Center. Winnetka Public Library or via Zoom. Register here. Part of the Job Search Fundamentals Series.


9 Grief Support Group Begins (Thursdays) 7-8:30PM SamaraCare Counseling. Register here.


14 Township Board of Trustees Meeting 7:30PM at New Trier Township, 2nd Floor. Attend via Zoom on in-person. Agenda will be available the week prior to the meeting on the website calendar.


15 Virtual Free Legal Aid Clinic* 10AM - Noon. Legal help with Domestic Violence, Immigration, and Tenant-side Housing matters by appointment. Provided by the North Suburban Legal Aid ClinicThird Wednesday of each month. Appointments are required and can be made here or by phone 847-737-4042.


16 Volunteer Activity Fair for Teens and Adults* 6-8PM Representatives of 20 non-profit organizations will be available to answer questions you may have about volunteering or becoming a board member. Refreshments will be served. To register and for more information, click here.


 Note: For NSLA Clinics, be advised that for immigration and housing matters, clients using the services should fall at 250% of the federal poverty income guidelines (there are no income limits for domestic violence).

* Tickets for SGT Fiddler On The Roof are available for purchase https://specialgiftstheatre.org/tickets-for-upcoming-events/

Do You Have A Loved One Living With Mental Illness?


The NAMI Family-To-Family Education Program

Saturday | March 4, 2023 - April 29, 2023

10:00 AM - Noon

St. Peter's United Church of Christ 8013 Laramie Avenue, Skokie, IL

847-716-2252


The Family-To-Family Education Program is a free, 8-week course for families and close friends of adults with mental illness. This course is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness, such as major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and other disorders.

 

Many family members describe this experience as life-changing. Join the thousands of families, just like yours, who have gained information, understanding, and support. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please call 847-716-2252, click “Register” or Email: admin@namiccns.org



VOLUNTEER

Opportunities & Events

Grief Support in the New Year...

Agency partner SamaraCare Counseling new grief support group session starts on Thursdays, beginning Feburary 9th - March 30th 7-8:30PM. Contact Joellen Hosler at jhosler@SamaraCareCounseling.org or 847-446-6955 x 14.

Additional Grief Resources


* Counseling Center of the North Shore at 847-446-8060 

or via email at support@ccns.org;


* Family Service Center at 847-251-7350 

or via email at info@familyservicecenter.com;


* Family Service of Glencoe at 847-835-5111 

or via email at info@familyserviceofglencoe.org 


* North Shore Senior Center (for those over age 55) Clinical Supervisor,

Terri McHugh at 847-424-5672 or via email here.

Career Resources

Writing an Effective Resume

Thursday, February 9th 1-2:30PM

Winnetka Public Library or via Zoom.


For this event and more, check the Career Resource Center website here.


Job Search Boot Camp

Free. Four vitural sessions, beginning February 27th. Registration deadline is Februrary 15th! (Details below) Register here.

High School Seniors

Let's Get New Trier on the Scholarship Map!

Township Officials of Illinois will distribute seven $2,000 scholarships. Township Supervisor Gail Schnitzer Eisenberg is pleased to meet with interested high school seniors in the Township applying for the scholarship. The application links here. Visit or call the Township for more details! Due March 1st.

2023 TOI Scholarship Application is available here.

CONNECT WITH YOUR TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS

Residents of New Trier Township are welcomed and encouraged to contact your representatives about the things that matter to you as we work alongside one another with the motto Caring in Action.


The next Township Board of Trustees meeting is February 14th. Residents are invited to attend the meetings at the 2nd Floor Alan Goldberg Conference & Community Room.

 

Board of Trustee Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month.

Gail Schnitzer Eisenberg, Supervisor

GSEisenberg@newtriertownship.com


Jerome Hoynes, Clerk

jhoynes@newtriertownship.com


Jan Churchwell, Assessor

jchurchwell@newtriertownship.com


Katherine Casale MacNally, Trustee

kcmacnally@newtriertownship.com


Stefan Mozer, Trustee

smozer@newtriertownship.com


Elliott Robbins, Trustee

erobbins@newtriertownship.com


Danielle Ruben, Trustee

druben@newtriertownship.com


The mission of New Trier Township is to provide leadership, advocacy, and resources to benefit the physical, mental, and social well-being of residents. Established in 1850, New Trier Township government serves more than 60,000 residents in the villages of Glencoe, Kenilworth, Wilmette, and Winnetka, plus portions of Glenview and Northfield east of Harms Road and Northfield Road.