Office of General Assistance - Town of the City of Galesburg

Street address: 
121 West Tompkins Street
Galesburg, Illinois 61401
Telephone number: 
(309) 343-9059
Hours of Operation: 
8 A.M. to 4 P.M.

The Office of General Assistance offers financial help to qualifying adults that do not have dependent children, in order to help pay rent, utilities, basic household necessities. Rental assistance can only be paid to those landlords who have properties that are registered with the City of Galesburg. Applicants and recipients will be expected to look for gainful employment, complete training assignments and participate in workfare activities. Applicants that are mentally or physically disabled must provide medical documentation to be exempt from the community work program. Emergency Assistance is available to those qualifying individuals and or families who meet income guidelines. Emergency assistance can only be used to pay utilities such as water and power to avoid a disconnection. Emergency assistance can be used to pay a landlord where eviction is eminent. Applicants must be able to provide either a power shut off notice or an eviction notice in order to qualify for Emergency Assistance. Emergency assistance is only offered to residents who live in the Town of the City of Galesburg. Please call our office for more information or stop by to schedule an appointment. Our address is 121 West Tompkins Street. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. For more information please visit our website: