The Hanover Township Mental Health Board approved $3,197.40 in capital funding to Kenneth Young Center at its meeting Tuesday, Aug. 22.
The funding will allow the center's crisis counselors to access electronic documentation, referral information and online resources in order to ensure efficient, immediate support for clients and their families.
The center currently receives $10,000 in FY18 annual funding from the board. Approximately 15 percent of Kenneth Young Center's clients reside in Hanover Township.
"As a long time funded agency, the Kenneth Young Center has always provided much-needed programs and services for our community," said Kathy Biesiadecki, chairperson of the Hanover Township Mental Health Board.
"The board will continue to support local agencies with funding that ensures they have the tools and resources they need to serve our neighbors."
Capital funding is available to any 501c3 agency serving township residents in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities or substance abuse.
Prior to the meeting, Township Clerk Katy Dolan Baumer read the oath of office to Meghan Nelson and Kristen Cruthers, both residents of Bartlett.
A current member of the Mental Health Board, Nelson was reappointed by the township board to a 4-year term. Cruthers served on the Mental Health Board from 2010--2014 and was also appointed to a 4-year term.
The volunteer board advocates for increasing the availability and quality of mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services by allocating funds to nonprofit agencies that provides services to township residents.
Last year, the board approved more than $1 million in funds to local agencies.
The board meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the township offices, 250 S. Route 59 in Bartlett. The board will meet Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Hanover Township serves more than 101,000 residents in portions of the Cook County communities of Streamwood, Elgin, Bartlett, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg.
For questions about the Mental Health Board or to learn more about their funded agencies, call (630) 837-0301 or visit www.hanover-township.org.
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