Hanover Twp. Mental Health Board awards FY21 funding

 
Submitted by Hanover Township
Posted2/11/2020 8:45 AM

The Hanover Township Mental Health Board approved $935,000 in FY21 annual funding and awarded $12,500 in challenge funding at its Jan. 28 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 FY21 funding period runs from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

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

Board members allocated funding to 33 agencies that provide 51 programs.

PADS of Elgin was awarded with $35,000 in funding for its Emergency Shelter Program that served more than 400 individuals last year.

Greater Elgin Family Care Center was funded for $8,000 for the agency's behavioral health integration program that supports clinical social work, screening and referrals.

Centro de Informacion was awarded $27,500 for family-centered mental health services. Centro serves the community with offices in Elgin, Hanover Park and Carpentersville.

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Leyden Family Services (LFS) received $40,000 for detox and rehabilitation services.

Easter Seals of DuPage and Fox Valley Region received $63,500 to provide outpatient medical rehabilitation to township residents, and an additional $15,000 for family support services. The board also awarded the agency with $13,000 in funding for nutrition services, which allows children with developmental disabilities access to nutrition therapy evaluations, medical nutrition therapy and a feeding clinic.

The board awarded Renz Addiction Counseling Center $60,000 to fund outpatient alcohol and substance abuse treatment to Hanover Township residents.

Community Crisis Center was awarded $75,000 for its shelter and counseling programs offered to victims of domestic violence, along with counseling and education programs on survivors of sexual assault.

To view a complete list of FY21 grant allocations, visit www.hanover-township.org.

The American Association of Retired Asians was the recipient of $12,500 in challenge funding to expand their existing mental health counseling services, women's empowerment programs and case management.

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 provide services to township residents.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The board meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Township offices, 250 S. Route 59, Bartlett.

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 more information about the Mental Health Board, or to learn more about their funded agencies, call (630) 837-0301 or visit www.hanover-township.org/MHB.

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