Below are services available to our Homer Township seniors.

Com Ed Bill Assistance

The Com Ed Bill Pay Assistance program is designed to assist residential customers who are past due on their accounts. ComEd will provide additional bill assistance for eligible, limited-income households earning up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level. To verify if you meet the income criteria click the link below.

Crisis Line

Crisis Line of Will/Grundy County

Crisis Line of Will/Grundy County is a 24 hour, 7 day a week comprehensive suicide hotline.  Services provided include but are not limited to Information and Referral, Telephone Counseling, Suicide Prevention and Intervention, Reassurance Calls to Elderly, Homebound and Mentally Ill individuals and a Latchkey Children’s Program which is a call to students to check on them before and after school, when parents are at work. Crisis Line is dedicated to providing help to people in need.

Crisis Line’s numbers:

  • Bolingbrook    630-759-4555
  • Frankfort        (815)469-6166
  • Grundy Co.    (815)942-6611
  • Joliet              (815)722-3344
  • Mokena         708-479-1399
  • New Lenox    (815)485-7366
  • Peotone         708-258-3333
  • Wilmington     (815)476-6969

Handicap Placard

Homer Township’s
Handicap Placard

Homer Township Temporary Placards may be issued to persons with a temporary disability and are valid for the length of time indicated by the certifying physician, not to exceed six months if issued by the Secretary of State and 90 days if issued by a local municipality. This placard DOES NOT exempt the authorized holder from parking meter fees and time limitations at parking meters.

License Plate Discount & Ride Free

Benefit Access Programs
Seniors 65 years of age and older may qualify for a license plate sticker discount, ‘Seniors Ride Free’ transit benefit, and/or Persons with Disabilities Free Transit Ride programs. Click the link below to be directed to the Illinois Department on Aging link for more information.



Medicare is a federal system of health insurance for people over 65 years of age and for certain younger people with disabilities. Create a Medicare account, find plans, what’s covered, need a procedure- compare costs, claims, appeals and manage your account.

Library Delivery Service

The Homer Township Public Library offers V.I.P. Homebound Delivery Service
For more info, call Maryellen Reed at 708-301-7908 x234
This service is for Homer Township Public Library District Residents who are temporarily or permanently confined to their homes. Citizens can request specific categories and/or titles of books, magazines and videos. The library staff will be happy to gather your selections.  Even library memberships can be obtained through the V.I.P. service.

Medical Lending Equipment

Homer Township has a limited selection of gently used medical equipment (walker, cane, shower seat, etc…) for temporary, no-cost loan to Homer Township residents.
Please call the office at 708-301-0522
to see if any items are available to assist your recovery.

Real Estate Tax Deferral

The Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Program

The Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Program, facilitated by the Will County Treasurer, provides tax relief for qualified senior citizens. Click the Will County Treasurer link above for requirements and application procedures.

Reassurance Calls

Sunshine Program

Everyday, Crisis Line calls elderly, disabled and homebound individuals with a friendly chat to check on their well-being.

If needed Crisis Line volunteer operators will remind an individual to take their medication, increasing an individuals independence and self sufficiency.  The program provides an individual and/or their family the security of knowing that someone is checking on them. 

Crisis Line prefers an individual has a responder, ensuring the Crisis Line can contact someone in case of an emergency.  If no responder is available or an individual doesn’t have one, when necessary the police are then contacted to do a wellness check.

Since Crisis Line is 24/7 we can call an individual several times a day and at any time of the day or night.

If interested in the “Sunshine Program” or for more information please call the administrative line at (815)744-5280.


You can ride directly for $2 if you have a RTA reduced fare card, or for FREE if you register for Title 20 and pay a yearly $5 fee.

Title 20 Program Requirement

  • Register with Senior Services of Will County
    251 N. Center Street, Joliet, IL 60435. 
    (bring driver’s license, I.D. card, or birth certificate)
  • Fill out the application form
  • Pay $5.00 Processing Fee
  • Only for seniors over 60; disabled do not qualify
  • Call Senior Services of Will County (815) 723-9713 for more information, but you must visit physically to get a registration card
Service:Central Will
Service Area:City of Joliet, Homer Township, Joliet Township, Lockport Township, Troy Township, and Jackson Township.
Service Hours:Monday-Friday 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility:Seniors over 60
Registered with RTA Reduced Fare Card and Sponsoring Township address (done through call center number below). 
Title XX (Seniors) register at Will County Senior Services, 251 N. Center Street, Joliet, IL 60435;  815-723-9713. 
Fares:$2 (FREE if you have a title 20 registioation)
Advanced Call-In:Up to three days in advance of service.
Reservations:1-800-244-4410 call between 6:00am and 5:00pm
Additional Info:Companions are allowed and required to pay the fare described above.

For Seniors over 60, Disabilities, those needing ride to work

Senior Services Will County

Useful Community links

Since its 1966 incorporation, Senior Services has kept its mission to assist seniors to live safe, healthy and independent lives through its programs and services.

Social Security

In the United States, Social Security is the commonly used term for the federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program and is administered by the Social Security Administration. The original Social Security Act was signed into law by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935, and the current version of the Act, as amended, encompasses several social welfare and social insurance programs. Check out your Social Security Statement, change your address and manage your benefits today by clicking the link below.