The purpose of the Illinois Township Association of General Assistance Caseworkers (formerly known as the TOI Social Worker's Division)is to educate General Assistance staff and to ensure consistent implementation of General Assistance programs throughout the State of Illinois. This Association is comprised of General Assistance staff as authorized by each Township Supervisor. Dues are either $50.00 or $100.00 annually depending on the size of your organization. These dues are in addition to the portion of the dues collected by TOI for its memberships and associate memberships. Our Association contributes to TOI Scholarships, sponsors conference speakers, maintains General Assistance Caseworkers website information, and schedules meetings/seminars throughout the State. In 2016 the Executive Board proposed changing the name of the Social Workers Division to the "Illinois Township Association of General Assistance Caseworkers." The name change would indicate that any person working with General Assistance is eligible for enrollment. Changing the name better identifies the purpose and direction of the division as well as helps to increase membership. The Association is looking ahead to a great year. The Executive Board is actively working on scheduling meetings and seminars across the State of Illinois in an effort to reach out to townships statewide and assist them in connecting to local community resources and services available; the end result being better service to residents. In 2017 we hope to gain awareness for this Association, build membership, and to bring informative educational opportunities to members so that we can continue to do great things within the Association and for all Townships in Illinois.
For more information contact:
Mary Jo Imperato Hanover
Township 7431 Astor Ave.
Hanover Park, IL 60133
The Illinois Township Association of General Assistance Caseworkers