Hanover Township Mental Health Board awards funding at April meeting
The Hanover Township Mental Health Board approved $18,900 in funding during their meeting on April 27.
Ecker Center for Behavioral Health was awarded $12,500 in challenge funding to assist in the creation of their new crisis stabilization unit that will launch later this year. The unit is intended to assist residents in need of mental health services that do not rise to the level of hospitalization.
The board also awarded $6,400 in challenge funding to Partners for Our Communities to provide additional case management at the township's Astor Avenue Community Center in Hanover Park. Based in Palatine, the agency provides case management services for immigrants seeking legal, medical and mental health services, and more.
The board presented a recognition plaque to Trustee Khaja Moinuddin thanking him for his three years of service as the trustee liaison from the township board.
Moinuddin was elected to the office of Township Assessor following the April 5 consolidated election and will be leaving the township board on May 17. Moinuddin will take office as township assessor on Jan. 1, 2022.
The next meeting of the Mental Health Board will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at the Senior Center, 240 S. Route 59, Bartlett.
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 provide services to Township residents.
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/MHB.