Bloomingdale Township funds mental health services for local organizations

  • Bloomingdale Township Supervisor Michael D. Hovde Jr., back row, third from left, is joined by representatives from organizations receiving funding through the township's mental health board.

    Bloomingdale Township Supervisor Michael D. Hovde Jr., back row, third from left, is joined by representatives from organizations receiving funding through the township's mental health board. Courtesy of Karen Kramer

 
Submitted by Michael Hovde Jr.
Updated 11/22/2019 8:17 PM

Bloomingdale Township's Mental Health Board recently awarded more than $663,000 in funding to local organizations serving township residents in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse.

Supervisor Michael D. Hovde Jr. stated "Bloomingdale Township has taken the lead as the first DuPage County township to form a mental health board, which is addressing the important issues of mental health, substance abuse and developmental disabilities. "

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The organizations were recognized by Supervisor Hovde at the Nov. 19 Bloomingdale Township board meeting.

Funding was provided to: About Behavioral Change, Access Community Health Network/Martin T. Russo Family Health Center, Amita Health Adventist Medical Center, Bloomingdale Police Department & Glendale Heights Police Department, Bloomingdale Township Youth Services, Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley, Hamdard Center For Health & Human Services NFP, ICNA Relief Muslim Family Services, Kaizen Transportation, NAMI of DuPage County, Ray Graham Association For People With Disabilities, Teen Parent Connection, Trinity Lutheran Adult Day Services, Village of Roselle Police Department, and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.

Bloomingdale Township has over 111,000 residents as of the 2010 census, and in addition to mental health services, the township provides services to senior citizens, hosts a food pantry, Meals on Wheels, operates a youth counseling service, and provides general and emergency assistance to citizens of the township.

The township is comprised of communities including the entire village of Bloomingdale and portions of the villages of Addison, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Itasca, and Roselle. Unincorporated areas of the township include the areas of Medinah, Mallard Lake Estates, Nordic Park, Itasca Ranchettes, Glen Ellyn Countryside, Keeneyville, Lombard, and a small portion of Schaumburg.

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