Hanover Township Mental Health Board awards $50,000 in Emergency Funding

The Hanover Township Mental Health Board awarded $50,000 in Emergency Funding to two agencies during their March 28 meeting.

Staff from the Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of North and Northwest Cook County and the Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (NWCASA) made presentations informing the board that disbursement from the federal and state Victims of Crime Act funding has significantly decreased, putting agencies that provide vital services to victims of sexual assault at risk.

Based in Hoffman Estates, CAC is a leading Township resource for child abuse through their forensic advocacy and family support services that offer immediate and on-going support for children and families to help in reducing children's trauma symptoms and improving parent-child relationships.

NWCASA provides free programs to sexual assault survivors in the Township and their families. Their services include individual, family, and group counseling as well as medical and legal advocacy, crisis intervention, and more.

Over the last 10 years, the board has approved over $600,000 in Emergency Funding to agencies serving Hanover Township.

The next meeting of the Mental Health Board will take place on April 25 at 6:30PM at the Township Senior Center (240 S. IL Route 59, Bartlett).

Hanover Township serves over 105,000 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, please call (630) 837-0301 or visit

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