Hanover Township Mental Health Board awards FY23 funding

Updated 1/28/2022 9:13 AM

The Hanover Township Mental Health Board approved $1,000,000 in FY23 annual funding at their January 25 meeting. Annual funds were awarded to agencies serving Hanover Township residents in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse intervention and prevention. The FY23 funding period runs from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

"There were many strong, deserving applications from across the community," said Kristen Cruthers, Mental Health Board Chairperson. "As a board we prioritized funding to agencies that have a track record of offering comprehensive, efficient service delivery to the most vulnerable residents of the Township."


Board members allocated funding to 29 agencies that provide 41 programs.

PADS of Elgin was awarded with $35,000 in funding for their Emergency Shelter Program that served 115 individuals last year.

Family Service Association of Greater Elgin was funded for $43,000 for therapy services.

Centro de Informacion was awarded $32,500 for family-centered mental health services. Centro serves the community with offices in Elgin, Hanover Park and Carpentersville.

Easter Seals of DuPage and Fox Valley Region received $75,000 to provide outpatient medical rehabilitation to Township residents, and an additional $15,000 for family support services.

Community Crisis Center was awarded $69,500 for their shelter and counseling programs offered to victims of domestic violence, along with counseling and education programs on survivors of sexual assault.

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The American Association of Retired Asians received $40,000 to provide services that aim to prevent isolation among South Asian Older Adults.

The board awarded Community Alternatives Unlimited with $10,500 in funding to provide case management for individuals and families with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Last year the agency served 1,225 residents.

To view a complete list of FY23 grant allocations, please visit www.hanover-township.org.

The volunteer Mental Health 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.

The board meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, at 6:30p.m., at the Township offices, 250 S. IL Route 59 in 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 www.hanover-township.org/MHB.


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