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*We are also 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. 

UPCOMING  EVENTS:                                                           


The Illinois Welcoming Center is now on location at Astor Avenue Community Center Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.   Please call 630.540.9085 and ask for Maria Vargas. Maria will be able to assist clients with SNAP applications, insurance information, immigration services and many more services.  Please contact her with any questions you may have regarding these services.


Please join us in celebrating Hanover Township's 165th Birthday Venetian Night!!!!  This event will take place on September 19th at 7:30 pm.  Dinner by the Bite, Entertainment, Silent Auction and more.  This event will take place at the Hanover Township Senior Center, 240 S. Route 59 in Bartlett.  Tickets $100 per person.  For sponsorship or tickets please call 630.540.9085 for more information.

 Mary's Millennium Council #12801 Knights of Columbus 5K run, 1 mile walk will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8:30 am.  The run will kick off at St. John the Evangelist Church, 502 S. Park Blvd. in Streamwood.  Please visit their website at kofc12801.org or call 630.837.6500 for more details.

2nd Annual Golf Outing!!!  Sunday, October 4th at Bartlett Hills Golf Course, 800 W. Oneida in Bartlett.  Golf & Dinner $100, Dinner Only $50.00  Registration is at noon, Tee Time 1:00 pm, Dinner Only 4:00 pm.  Sponsorship's Available.  For More information please call Mary Jo Imperato at 630.540.9085 or Ray Deyne at 630.837.7529.


Monday, October 5th  Applications will be accepted for 2015 Holiday Program!  Applications will be taken only on Monday's, Wednesday's and Fridays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am  until further notice.  Must be township resident and have the following documents to apply:  Valid Drivers License, State ID or Consulate ID, Proof of Income for the last 30 days, Utility Bill dated in the last 30 days, Birth Certificates or DHS Medical Card for children 0-15 yrs.  Please call 630.540.9085 with any questions.


If you would like to sponsor a family or donate for the toy drive, please contact us at 630.540.9085.  Thank you!


Halloween Party!!  Wednesday, October 28th from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm at  Hanover Township Astor Avenue Community Center, 7431 Astor Avenue, Hanover Park.  Please join us for pizza, crafts, treats and more!


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.

2015/2016  LIHEAP 

Beginning October, 2015 the LIHEAP Program will open for Seniors 60 or older and Disabled.  November 2015 will open to families with children under the age of 6 and families with one or both utilities in imminent disconnect status or disconnected and December 2015, open application period. 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, once between 1st - 15th and once between 16th - 31st. 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 11:00AM-3:00 PM
Thursday 11:00AM-3:00 PM
Friday 11:00AM-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.

1. White Rice
2. Spaghetti Noodles/Sauce
3. Pancake Mix
4. Pancake Syrup
5. Instant Potatoes
6. Peanut Butter/Jelly
7. Cereal
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

Mobile Food Pantry 9/1/15
2015 Backpack Giveaway
Food Pantry Artwork Reception

Meet The Staff

Mary Jo Imperato
Director of Welfare Services
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Lori Orozco

Volunteer and Pantry Coordinator
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Peggy Saul, LCPC
Case Manager
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Michelle K. Rojo




Sponsor a Family

Sponsor a Family pick up at the Senior Center beginning at 6:00 pm for residents registered for the program. Read more...


Toy Drive

Toy Drive, beginning at 9:00 am at the Senior Center for residents that have registered for the program. Read more...

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