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Hanover Township Mental Health Board awards FY21 funding

Post Date:02/02/2020

The Hanover Township Mental Health Board approved $935,000 in FY21 annual funding and awarded $12,500 in challenge funding at their January 28 meeting. Annual funds were awarded to agencies serving Hanover Township residents in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse intervention and prevention. The FY21 funding period runs from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

“There were many strong, deserving applications from across the community,” said Kristen Cruthers, Mental Health Board Chairperson. “As a board we prioritized funding to agencies that have a track record of offering comprehensive, efficient service to the most vulnerable residents of the Township.” 

Board members allocated funding to 33 agencies that provide 51 programs.

PADS of Elgin awarded with $35,000 in funding for their Emergency Shelter Program that served over 400 individuals last year.

Greater Elgin Family Care Center was funded for $8,000 for the agency’s behavioral health integration program that supports clinical social work, screening, and referrals.

Centro de Informacion was awarded $27,500 for family-centered mental health services. Centro serves the community with offices in Elgin, Hanover Park and Carpentersville.

Leyden Family Services (LFS) received $40,000 for detox and rehabilitation services.

Easter Seals of DuPage and Fox Valley Region received $63,500 to provide outpatient medical rehabilitation to Township residents, and an additional $15,000 for family support services. The board also awarded the agency with $13,000 in funding for nutrition services that allows children with developmental disabilities access to nutrition therapy evaluations, medical nutrition therapy, and a feeding clinic.

The Board awarded Renz Addiction Counseling Center $60,000 to fund outpatient alcohol and substance abuse treatment to Hanover Township residents. 

Community Crisis Center was awarded $75,000 for their shelter and counseling programs offered to victims of domestic violence, along with counseling and education programs on survivors of sexual assault.

To view a complete list of FY21 grant allocations, please visit

The American Association of Retired Asians was the recipient of $12,500 in challenge funding to expand their existing mental health counseling services, women’s empowerment programs and case management. 

The volunteer Mental Health 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.

The board meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, at 6:30PM at the Township offices, 250 S. IL Route 59 in Bartlett. 

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  
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