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Hanover Township Mental Health Board awards funding

Funding is available to any 501c3 agency serving Township residents in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities or substance abuse.

Post Date:08/31/2018

The Hanover Township Mental Health Board approved $17,800 in funding at their September 25 meeting.

The Little City Foundation was awarded in $12,500 in capital funding to assist with facility upgrades at their Community Integrated Living Arrangement Home in Hanover Park. The agency offers a comprehensive scope of services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Leyden Family Services (LFS) received $2,000 in capital funding to assist with the purchase of rehabilitation equipment for inpatient clients who are members of their recovery program. LFS worked closely with Lifetime Fitness to purchase the equipment at a discounted rate.

The board awarded $3,000 in staff development funding to DayOnePACT to assist with the cost to send 20 staff members to the Arc of Illinois Autism Conference. The State of Illinois requires each Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) earn 12 hours of continuing education credit each year. DayOne PACT served 112 Hanover Township residents last fiscal year.

Global Executive Council Services (GEC) received $300 in staff development funding to assist with the cost for four individuals at the agency to complete Mental Health First Aid training. GEC is an agency that assists clients in applying for various benefit programs, in addition to helping clients access mental health services.

Funding is available to any 501c3 agency serving Township residents in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities or substance abuse.

To view a complete list of approved funding, please visit www.hanover-township.org.

The volunteer 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. Last year, the board approved over one million dollars in funds to local agencies.

The board meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, at 6:30PM at the Township Hall at 250 S. IL Route 59 in Bartlett.  The board will meet next on Tuesday, October 23.

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.  
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