Hanover Township Mental Health Board awards funding at December meeting

Updated 12/21/2020 5:33 PM

The Hanover Township Mental Health Board approved $11,574 in funding to three agencies during their virtual meeting on Dec. 14.

The board awarded $6,000 in Emergency Funding to PADS of Elgin to cover the expense of residents who were moved from the shelter to a hotel following a positive COVID-19 case in the facility. Funding also allowed for cleaning and disinfecting of the shelter.


Easterseals received $3,000 in Staff Development Funding to attend trainings to improve their bookkeeping and fundraising operations.

Based in Villa Park, with offices in Elgin, the agency provides outpatient services to children with developmental disabilities.

Gigi's Playhouse was award $2,474 in Capital Funding to purchase equipment to enhance their virtual programming. The agency offers a variety of free services to people of all ages with Down Syndrome.

The board also unanimously approved its FY22 budget that allocates $975,000 to local agencies serving residents in the areas of mental health, substance abuse and developmental disabilities.

The next meeting of the Mental Health Board will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the town hall, 250 S. Route 59, Bartlett.

Hanover Township serves over 101,000 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, call (630) 837-0301 or visit www.hanover-township.org/MHB.


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