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Hanover Township Job Board!

Looking for a one stop resource for a list of all the jobs in and around Hanover Township?

Click here to visit the new Hanover Township Job Board!

To submit an open position to the Job Board, please contact Sean Grimes at 630-540-9085 or

Free Employment Services are available to all Township Residents. Please call 630.540.9085 with any questions.  Walk-ins welcome! 


*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.


Hanover Township Employment Services Job Club!! Hanover Township Introduction to LinkedIn May 7th Workshop from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Hanover Township Senior Center, 240 S. Route 59 in Bartlett, Registration Preferred, 630.540.9085, Sean Grimes or Bill Rogala. Walk-Ins Welcome.

Food Pantry will be closed on Saturday, April 19th due to the Easter Holiday Weekend.  We will reopen on Monday, April 21st with regular hours, from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Pay Yourself First...Presented by First Midwest Bank. Join us at the Astor Avenue Community Center on Monday, April 28th from 9:30 am - 10:30 am to hear about options for savings and investments.  Registration is required, call 630.540.9085 to register.

MOBILE PANTRY.... Tuesday, May 20th, sponsored by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.  Location 1919 Walnut Ave. in Hanover Park.  Astor Avenue Community Center will be closed in the morning and open at 2:00 pm.  Food Pantry will be closed all day..


After School Snack Program at Astor Avenue Community Center!!  Northern Illinois Food Bank and Hanover Township will be providing a healthy after school snack program where children can receive a after school snack every day at the Astor Avenue Community Center Monday - Friday from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm beginning on Monday, September 9, 2013.

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.


September 3rd the LIHEAP Program will open for Seniors,Disabled or families that are shut-off.  October 1st will open to families with children under the age of 6 and November 1st 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.

Northern Illinois Food Bank will be here on May 6th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm to help clients complete SNAP applications.  Appointments available, please call 630.540.9085.


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 STARTING 1/6/14


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 Ten Food Pantry Items Needed
1. Ramon Soup
2. Canned Tuna/Canned Chicken
3. Soup
4. Cereal
5. Pancake Mix/Syrup
6. Hamburger Helper/Tuna Helper
7. Peanut Butter/Jelly
8. Instant Potatoes
9. Paper Goods/ Personal Care items (i.e. shampoo, conditioner, soap)
10. Laundry Detergent

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 compelte 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

3rd Annual Hanover Township and State Representative Fred Crespo Job Fair
Elgin Bible Church Food Pantry Collection
Backpack giveaway 2013

Meet The Staff

Mary Jo Imperato
Director of Welfare Services
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Lori Orozco

Volunteer and Pantry Coordinator
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Kristin Cumbo, MSW
Case Manager
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Sean Grimes
Employment Services Manager

Janet Simon
Intake Coordinator
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Bill M. Rogala
Employment Services Specialist

Mick Rogala
Food Pantry Associate





Mobile Pantry

Mobile Pantry beginning at 10:00 am at the Hanover Park Park District, 1919 Walnut Ave. in Hanover Park, must be township resident Read more...



Annual Rivercruise down the Fox River. Call 630.540.9085 with any questions. Read more...


Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo Field Trip

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