Hanover Township Mental Health Board awards FY22 funding
The Hanover Township Mental Health Board approved $965,200 in FY22 annual funding at their January 26 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 FY22 funding period runs from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
"This year, perhaps more than any other, the board took a hard look at what agencies were asking for and what could they provide to residents in need as a result of the pandemic," said Kristen Cruthers, Mental Health Board Chairperson. "I believe the board was successful in funding a variety of agencies who can quickly and efficiently serve the most vulnerable of our community."
Board members allocated funding to 29 agencies that provide 43 programs.
PADS of Elgin was awarded with $35,000 in funding for their Emergency Shelter Program that served over 300 individuals last year.
Family Service Association of Greater Elgin was funded for $42,700 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 $75,500 to provide outpatient medical rehabilitation to Township residents, and an additional $20,500 for family support services.
Community Crisis Center was awarded $79,500 for their shelter and counseling programs offered to victims of domestic violence, along with counseling and education programs on survivors of sexual assault.
The American Association of Retired Asians received $40,000, its first allocation of annual funding, to provide services that aim to prevent isolation among South Asian Older Adults.
To view a complete list of FY22 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 6:30PM at the Township offices, 250 S. IL Route 59 in 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, please call (630) 837-0301 or visit www.hanover-township.org/MHB.