Hanover Township Mental Health Board approves funding at September meeting

The Hanover Township Mental Health Board approved $40,370 in funding at its Sept. 26 meeting at the Hanover Township Senior Center.

Summit School, Inc., received $25,000 in Capital Funds to replace deteriorating windows at their facility on River Road in Elgin. The agency offers therapeutic day school and early learning prevention preschool services to the community. Currently, Summit School, Inc., serves 150 township residents.

The board also awarded $12,500 in Capital Funding to GiGi's Playhouse to assist with kitchen renovations. The agency is seeking to expand its day services for adults by providing training in their new culinary classroom. Located in Hoffman Estates, GiGi's Playhouse serves township residents with Down syndrome and their caregivers.

Easterseals of DuPage & Fox Valley received $2,870 in Staff Development Funding for therapists to receive specialty training to work with disabled youth. The agency currently serves 140 township residents.

The Hanover Mental Health Board will meet next at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, at the Senior Center, 240 S. IL Route 59, 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, call (630) 837-0301 or visit

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