Hanover Township Mental Health Board approves funding at February meeting

The Hanover Township Mental Health Board approved $79,189 in funding at its Feb. 27 meeting at the Township Senior Center.

The board awarded $25,000 in Challenge Funding to the Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (NWCASA). Challenge Funding is available to agencies that offer new programs inside the township that fall in line with the board’s funding priorities. NWCASA will utilize the funding for increasing outreach and awareness of the agency’s supportive services for victims of sexual assault.

Community Alternatives Unlimited received $15,600 in capital funding for technology and equipment upgrades. Agency staff provide home visits in the township and hosts workshops in schools to assist families and children with developmental disabilities.

The board also awarded $3,089 in capital funding to Clearbrook for their community integrated living arrangement home, Hunter’s Ridge, in the Hoffman Estates portion of the township. The facility houses adult male with developmental disabilities. Funds will be used to purchase health and fitness equipment.

The township’s Department of Administrative Services received $32,500 in Mental Health Housing Funding to support the new position of Disability Service coordinator at Hanover Landing. This role is responsible for developing, coordinating, and monitoring tenant services as well as connecting the residents with outside services. Opened in September of 2023, Hanover Landing is a 40-unit, amenity-rich Permanent Supportive Housing development that serves residents living with disabilities.

The Mental Health Board will meet next at 7 p.m. on March 26, at the Town Hall, 250 S. Route 59, Bartlett.

Hanover Township serves over 100,000 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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