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CEDA: Summer Energy Assistance Program

The CEDA Summer Energy Assistance Program is here. 

Contact Margaret or Carmen at 773-342-5868 for more information.  SEE BELOW.


Effective Dates:


Customers currently enrolled in or who received PIPP* in the 2013 Program Year are INELIGIBLE for Summer Cooling Program Assistance.


The LIHEAP Summer Energy Assistance Program is targeted to at-risk households defined as seniors, persons with disabilities, families with children less than 60 months of age as of the date of application, and those with medical conditions that would be aggravated by extreme heat.


Benefits can be provided only to income-eligible households that can be included in one of the following groups:

  • Households that contain a member with a medical condition that can be ameliorated by air condition, such as asthma, emphysema, coronary disease and terminal illness.  Required documentation must include a doctor’s certification letter dated within the last ninety days, stating that the medical condition would be aggravated by extreme heat.
  • Households that contain a member that is elderly (age 60 & above)
  • Households that contain children younger than 5 years
  • Households that contain a member receiving social security disability benefits or with a pending determination case at the social security administration.  Required documentation must include a letter of determination from the social security administration or receipt of Social Security Disability Benefit Statement.



  1. Proof of gross income from all household members for the 30-day period prior to the application date.
  2. Current copy of both sides of the electric bill [if you pay for your home energy directly]
    • Bill must show rates and meter readings
  3. Proof of Social Security Numbers of all household members.
  4. If a member of your household receives TANF, you must bring their Medical Eligibility Card.


INCOME GUIDELINES [Effective July 1, 2013]

Family Size









Gross Income for 30 days prior to Application Date









For Family units with more than eight members, add $503 for each additional member

For more information Contact: (800) 571-CEDA (2332)


*Percentage of Income Payment Program




28th Annual Hunger Walk

It’s that time of year again…Greater Chicago Food Depository teams up with agencies all through Chicago to fight hunger, the 28th Annual Hunger Walk is just around the corner.


Come join us on June 29th, 2013 for some sun and some walking to help bring awareness to this important issue affecting our communities.

Want to walk on our behalf? It’s easy! just click here to download our pledge form.  Use this form to have people pledge

Want to join us for the walk?  Contact Margaret @ 773-342-5868 for more information.

Want to donate / pledge to our organization?  Go here…PLEDGE TO EUROPEAN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION

When you get to this webpage make sure to click SEARCH for TEAM and look for European American Association.

REMEMBER: Our Team Name & Number are 
European American Association - A00272

EAA says goodbye to a dear friend

In Memory of Jean Bukui.


European American Association says good bye to a dear friend

     On Wednesday September 26, 2012 the staff of European American Association said good-bye to a past president, board member, volunteer and good friend.


Jean Bukiu has been part of European American Association for the past 21 years. One of the many rocks in the foundation which started EAA, Jean put his heart and soul into his volunteering. Whenever Executive Director/Founder, John Herman needed assistance Jean and his brother Florian both rose to the occasion and lent a hand.


Coming from his native Romania in 1987, Jean volunteered with EAA as board member and president. While working as a volunteer in the food pantry he packed and distributed groceries to the Humboldt Park Community.  Jean was an annual fixture at the many hunger walks EAA participated in with the Greater Chicago Food Depository.


Having been in Romania during very turbulent times, Jean spent many years in prison for his beliefs. Jean was a true patriot to his homeland of Romania and while here in the states, he organized “Cultural Nights” to make sure the younger generation knew the great history of their native country Romania. As a writer, Jean published 2 books while living in the states.


Jean will always be remembered as a person who never looked at race, creed or the color of your skin. He treated everyone with respect.  He embraced and learned about each of our history. In a city which is made of so many different cultures, Chicago was the perfect town for Jean. Good Bye dear friend, you will be missed, but your love of life will go on in the many individuals you touched, especially your friends at European American Association!


From the Staff of EAA

Join EAA in Providing Toys for Kids this Holidy Season

     Once again, EAA is proud to announce our participation in the Toys for Tots Program.

     As we are all aware, so many children have a holiday that is spent like every other day. No toys or gifts are given because the family simply cannot afford to buy them anything. Sometimes, families don’t have enough money for the little extras in life, and paying the rent and regular expenses are hard enough.

     With the help of the Toys for Tots Program and your generosity, we hope to put a smile on young faces this holiday season. Since Toys for Tots cannot provide all of the toys, we will be doing our own fundraising. Hopefully, we will generate enough money to assure that we can accommodate everyone on our list.

     With your help, we can make this happen. Simply; hit the donation button on our website listed above, place a note in the comment section, and your funds will be used to purchase toys. Donations for toys will be accepted until the end of the year.

     Starting October 1, 2012, we will be accepting the names of children 13 and under to receive a toy. Stop by the EAA office and sign up your children. We will be accepting names until October 19,2012.

Pictured below: Some of the smiles your generosity provided last holiday season.


Save Senior Services in Illinois!

Call your elected officials and MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD – NOW!

The General Assembly has completely ELIMINATED Illinois Cares Rx, a critical program allowing over 160,000 Illinois seniors to get the prescription drugs they need.

As of July 1st, thousands of residents will be turned away at the pharmacy simply because they can no longer afford their prescription medications.

The Community Care Program that helps seniors stay in their home is also slated for cuts.  Not only will this turn people away from services but it may also force them into nursing homes that will end up costing more.

Your elected officials MUST hear from you about this!  Call your State Representative, your State Senator and Governor Quinn and tell them to restore funding for Illinois Cares Rx and the Community Care Program!

Numbers to Call:

  • Call your State Representative at 1-888-616-3322
  • Call your State Senator at 1-800-664-9903
  • Call Governor Quinn at 312-814-2121

Call TODAY and Save Senior Services!

Please click here to download original flyer

“Understanding Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Prevention”

The senior population is one of the most affected by Fraud, EAA recently attended a training situation in order to better understand Medicare and Medicaid Fraud prevention.

Click Here For useful information regarding Fraud prevention.


EAA Chicago


EAA is still accepting applications for LIHEAP and beginning April 1st for Reconnection Assistance. If you have not received reconnection dollars and have received a disconnection notice, you may be eligible for assistance.

Call 773-342-5868 or visit us and ask for Elena or Christina. We can assist you with your needs.