1. DCEO
  2. Community Services
  3. Utility Bill Assistance

Success Stories

A Lake County woman receiving LIHEAP assistance wrote: "Having you help me and my mother this year with our utility bill was a godsend. It was way over my head, and I didn't know what I was going to do until I remembered this agency. My mother is on oxygen 24 hours-a-day, and we couldn't be without electricity, so you see it was a matter of life and death also for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the help you have given me."

A central Illinois recipient wrote: "I would like to thank you for the assistance I got this past winter. On my fixed income, it really came in handy when my bills went up and I wasn't able to afford them. Without the program I wouldn't have been able to pay my bills and I would have been without service. I thank you again for all your help."

From a Kane County client: "I am a LIHEAP applicant and I am just writing to say thank you. I thank you so very much for the help that you have given me. Your letter ended saying 'We appreciate this opportunity to serve you.' I feel you didn't have to say that but it's nice to know one takes pride in their work when giving. God Bless all of you involved for caring."

A southern Illinois recipient wrote: "This program will help me to feed and clothe my son better in the cold weather months. Please help all the children that need this."