What's going on at Welfare Services?

*We are looking for A FEW GOOD VOLUNTEERSto help in the office and food pantry. Spanish speaking needed. Please contact us at 630.540.9085, if you would like to donate your time.


We are pleased to announce nominations for the 2015 "Hanover Township Supervisor's Annual Community Service Awards" program are now being accepted. This program is designed to recognize organizations and individuals who volunteer time to make Hanover Township an outstanding place to live, work, and raise a family. Recipients are selected by a committee of dedicated volunteers from the community. The 2014-2015 Committee Members include: Linda Best - Chairperson, Mike Dexter, Lori Ann Airdo, Lorrie Glaser, and Lee Beattie.  

One recipient from each of the six categories will be selected and honored at a banquet in April of 2015.

     2015 Annual Community Service Awards Categories:

     -    Adult Volunteer (18 years or older) Service Award

     -    Business Community Service Award

     -    Youth (under 18 years old) Volunteer Service Award

     -    Senior Volunteer Service Award

     -    Service Club/Organization

     -   Supervisor's Choice

     Candidates will be Judged on Three Qualities:

     -    Leadership

     -    Commitment

     -    Impact 

If you would like to nominiate someone, please click here for application. 



October 31st will be the last day for the After School Snack Program through the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

*** HOLIDAY APPLICATIONS*****    Applications are accepted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. 

Sponsor a Family applications will be ending on Friday, November 14, 2014.  Toy Drive applications will be taken through Friday, December 12, 2014.  Must be signed in before 10:30 am.  Must bring Valid ID, Utility Bill dated within last 30 days, Birth Certificates for children 0-15 years, Income covering last 30 days prior to date of application.  Additional items may be required to determine eligibility.



Holiday Meal Boxes::  Tuesday, November 25th beginning at 8:00 AM at Hanover Township, 250 S. Route 59, Bartlett.  One Meal Box per family, while supplies last!  Must be township resident, bring food pantry card or Valid IDFood Pantry will  be closed this day.  Astor Avenue Office will open at 1:00 pm.


We will begin collecting toys for our annual Toy Drive the first week of November.  Toy Collection Boxes will be placed at various locations throughout the township or toys can be dropped off at all Hanover Township Offices.  Please consider donating a toy this holiday season for a child in need!!  Following is a list of drop off locations:

Toy Box Collection Sites:

· American Chartered Bank, 388 Main Street, Bartlett

· Banbury Fair, 211 Railroad Ave, Bartlett

· Bartlett Public Library, 800 South Bartlett Road,  Bartlett

· Village of Bartlett, 228 S. Main Street, Bartlett

· Bartlett Park District, 700 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett

· Bannerman’s, 858 S. Route 59, Bartlett

· Raymond James Realty, 820 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett

· Immanuel United Church, 1500 Old Church Rd., Streamwood

· Hanover Township Senior Center, 240 S. Route 59, Bartlett

· Hanover Township Admin. Bldg., 250 S. Route 59, Bartlett

· Hanover Township Izaak Walton Center, 899 Jay Street, Elgin

· Streamwood Village Hall, 301 E. Irving Park Rd., Streamwood

· Park Place, 550 S. Park Blvd, Streamwood

· Poplar Creek Library, 1405 South Park Ave, Streamwood

· Associated Bank, 200 West Bartlett Ave, Bartlett

· Village of Hanover Park, 2121 W. Lake Street, Hanover Park

· Hanover Park Park District, 1919 Walnut Ave., Hanover Park

· Menards, 900 Irving Park Road, Hanover Park

· Walgreens, 7350 Barrington Rd., Hanover Park

· Walgreens, 13 E. Irving Park Rd., Streamwood

· Walgreens, 5500 County Farm Rd., Hanover Park

· Walgreens, 2040 Army Trail Rd., Hanover Park

· Prairieview Elementary, 285 Mayflower Ln., Bartlett

· The Goddard School, 92 Stratford Dr., Bloomingdale

· Victory Centre,  1101 W. Bartlett Rd, Bartlett

· Safari Childcare, 1970 Army Trail Road, Hanover Park


Did you know that a $16.00 donation helps buy a meal box to feed a family of 4?  Help feed a family this holiday season by donating to the Hanover Township Foundation for a Thanksgiving or Christmas Meal Box!

The Nurse is now on location at the Astor Avenue Office on Friday's.  Please call for an appointment at 630.540.9085 or 630.483.5665.  Walk-in Welcome.


Beginning September 2014 the LIHEAP Program will open for Seniors, Disabled, or families that are shut-off.  October will open to families with children under the age of 6 and November will open for everyone else. Please call 630.540.9085 for an appointment and verify income requirments for this program.  Appointments Only!! No Walk-Ins.


The Access to Care program is now is accepting applications!

Access to Care is a non-profit primary health care program for low-income, uninsured residents of Suburban Cook County and Northwest Chicago. To be eligible to join the program a person must: 1. Live in Suburban Cook County or the Chicago demonstrated area. 2. Have a family income under 150% of the federal poverty level. 3. Be ineligible for Medicare, Medicaid, All Kids Program and have no private health insurance.

The Hanover Township Foundation needs your help!

Donations are needed to continue to serve our residents facing financial hardship.

Your tax deductible donation can be sent to:

Hanover Township Foundation c/o Hanover Township Astor Avenue Community Center

7431 Astor Avenue, Hanover Park, IL 60133.


Food Pantry Information
Welcome to the Hanover Township Food Pantry. Below are our food pantry hours. Residents can use our food pantry twice per month, every 15 days. Residents can also come once a week on Wednesday or Fridays for bread.


NEW Food Pantry Hours


Monday 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Tuesday 1:00-6:00PM
Wednesday 11:00 - 3:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 - 3:00 PM
Friday 11:00 - 3:00 PM
Saturday 9:00-11:30AM
(Hours subject to Change)

The Hanover Township Food Pantry is located at the Hanover Township Astor Avenue Community Center at 7431 Astor Avenue in Hanover Park.

Welfare Services Resources

Welfare Services Mission Statement

Hanover Township Welfare Services is committed to improving the welfare of Hanover Township residents experiencing hardships. Providing resources and support to empower residents in achieving self-sustainability; to serve promptly with dignity and respect.

Top Food Pantry Items Needed
1. White Rice
2. Spaghetti Noodles/Sauce
3. Pancake Mix
4. Pancake Syrup
5. Instant Potatoes
6. Peanut Butter
7. Jelly
8. Cooking Oil
9. Canned Tuna/Chicken
10. Canned Vegetables/Fruit

General Assistance
General Assistance in Hanover Township is a locally administered welfare program which provides monthly financial assistance to persons who are not eligible for any other state or federal assistance programs, and who do not have adequate income or resources to provide for their own basic needs. Any township resident, 18 yrs. or older, who is either a U.S. resident or legal alien admitted under color-of-law, is eligible. The General Assistance Program is primarily for those adults without minor children, without adequate income, and ineligible for any other monetary form of assistance.
Hanover Township and all townships in Illinois are statutorily mandated by the legislature to levy taxes and administer general assistance for destitute township residents. Please call 630.540.9085 for an appointment.

Click here to print your General Assistance Application

Click here to print a list of the documents needed to apply


Emergency Assistance
Emergency Assistance provides financial assistance to residents in life-threatening situations who have minimal income for the previous 30 days. Residents can only qualify once every 18 months. Please contact us at 630.540.9085 for further details.


Click here to print your Emergency Assistance Application

Click here to print a list of the documents needed to apply

LIHEAP Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
CEDA's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to assist eligible low-income households to pay for winter energy services. LIHEAP will provide a one-time benefit to eligible households to be used for energy bills (ie. ComEd and Nicor). The amount of the payment is determined by income, household size, fuel type and geographic location. LIHEAP begins September 1st for senior citizens and people who are disabled, and opens to everyone else, beginning November 1st. These dates and restrictions are subject to change per Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA).
Emergency Assistance may be available if your household is disconnected from any emergency source needed for heating and/or a delivered fuel supplier who has refused to deliver and the tank contains 10% or less. Assistance for reconnection will only be provided to households that have made a good faith effort to maintain their energy services or can pay a portion of the amount owed for reconnection.
Click here for a list of documents needed to apply
CEDA's Weatherization Program focuses on making homes safer and more energy-efficient for qualifying low-income residents in the city of Chicago and suburban Cook County. Repairing or replacing older furnaces, installing heat saving insulation and sealing bypasses to conserve energy are often the means used to keep homes warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The Weatherization Program also strives to make homes safer by installing smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers, as well as repairing gas lines within the home. This service is available to qualifying homeowners and renters who apply at local intake sites. If a rental unit is being weatherized, the landlord must pay for half of the repair costs unless she/he meets certain qualifications. (***Landlord fee is waived for 2010 year).
Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for the weatherization program, participants must reside in Cook County and be at 150% of the poverty level. Special emphasis is given to families with children under the age of five, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

Access to Care

Access to Care is a non-profit primary health care program for low-income, uninsured residents of Suburban Cook County and Northwest Chicago. To be eligible to join the program a person must: 1. Live in Suburban Cook County or the Chicago demonstrated area. 2. Have a family income under 150% of the federal poverty level. 3. Be ineligible for Medicare, Medicaid, All Kids Program and have no private health insurance.

Referral Services
Hanover Township has established a strong networking relationship with many other Suburban Cook County Agencies. Our Welfare Services Department works extensively with all individuals to see that they are given every resource above and beyond our referral program to assist them in their individual situations. For Example:
  • Job Training--Worknet
  • Job Counseling--Worknet
  • Homelessness
  • Low Income Housing
  • Domestic Violence
  • Legal Aid
  • Weatherization
  • IDES--Illinois Department of Unemployment
  • Lions Club
  • Substance Abuse
  • Social Security Administration
  • Community Health Nurse
  • Community Assistance
  • Mental Health Services
  • Senior Services
  • Youth and Family Services
  • ESL
  • Immigration
  • All Kids Program
Veterans Honor Roll


Community Service

Are you looking to complete community service hours?

Please complete the application and submit your information to lorozco@hanover-township.org or fax to 630-289-1035. For more information call 630-540-9085 and speak to Lori Orozco.

Click here for your application.



Event Photos

November 2014 Holiday Meal Box Giveaway
Hanover Township 2014 Backpack Giveaway
Hanover Township Mobile Food Pantry - St. John Evangelist Church

Meet The Staff

Mary Jo Imperato
Director of Welfare Services
630.540.9085 x233

Lori Orozco

Volunteer and Pantry Coordinator
630.540.9085 x231.

Peggy Saul, LCPC
Case Manager
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Mick Rogala
Food Pantry Associate





Meal Box Giveaway

Meal Box Giveaway at Hanover Township, 250 S. Route 59 in Bartlett. Call 630.540.9085 with questions. Read more...


Senior Holiday Wrap

Senior Holiday Wrap at the Senior Center beginning at 9:30. Read more...


Holiday Party with Santa

Holiday Party with Santa at Astor Ave. beginning at 4:00 pm Read more...

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