Maine Township Board Approves 2020 Agency Funding

A total of $436,096 allocated among 29 agencies that provide services to people in Maine Township was approved by the Maine Township Board of Trustees on Dec. 16. Funds come from a line item under the Town Fund of the Maine Township annual budget.

Because of this funding, when a senior needs housing assistance, the help will be there. A drug or alcohol dependent resident will get the counseling needed. A single mother will have daycare services so she can work. These and other services are provided by dozens of social service agencies throughout the area that receive funding from Maine Township.

“As a Township elected official for almost two decades, Agency funding is, in my opinion, the most important function we as a Township provide our residents and illustrates the essence of Township government; direct services to our residents in need.”

Each year agencies are invited to present written applications to the Township for funding. Representatives are required to give a presentation to the Board to answer questions before any financial determinations are made.  Township staff members visit agencies to ensure compliance with grant provisions and agencies also submit monthly performance reports. Township also supports these agencies with events and activities such as Agency Day that provides training and networking opportunities for agency representatives.

Agencies and the funding they will receive in 2020 include:

  • Avenues to Independence, which provides vocational and residential training programs for people intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy and Down’s Syndrome, $46,600
  • Catholic Charities, which provides housing, health care, and disaster relief, $400
  • Center for Enriched Living, which provides programs for people with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible $2,140
  • Center of Concern, which provides long-term transitional housing, supportive and emergency services for the elderly and homebound, $38,700
  • Children’s Advocacy Center, which provides services for child victims of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, and other crimes and their non-offending family members, $4,060
  • Clearbrook, which provides services and support for people with disabilities $900
  • Connections for the Homeless, which seeks to end homelessness, $1,452
  • District 63 Education Foundation/Expanded Learning, which offers an after-school program, youth center, open gym, and basketball league, $19,500
  • Family Behavioral Health Clinic, which provides community-based mental health and substance abuse services for children, adolescents, adults and families, $13,130
  • FISH, an all-volunteer group, providing free transportation to medical and dental appointments for clients, $5,160
  • Glenkirk, which provides quality, lifetime supports for people with intellectual disabilities, $4,300
  • The Harbour, which provides housing and counseling for run-away or locked out adolescent/young adult girls—the only agency which provides residential services to pregnant and parenting youth in the area, $6,100
  • The Josselyn Center, which provides mental health services, psychiatric services, therapy, care management services, support groups and psychological evaluations, $103,800
  • Kenneth Young Center, which provides a non-clinical setting when people who are living with mental illness can sharpen social skills and make new friends, $2,100
  • Leyden Family Service and Mental Health Center, provides a range of counseling, treatment and preventative care services for adults, adolescents, senior citizens, children and families, $55,400
  • Life Span, provides victims of domestic violence and sexual assault a range of options, including legal services, advocacy and counseling, $7,160
  • Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation (MCYAF), which works to prevent adolescent drug and alcohol use and promotes positive mental health for teens, $4,934
  • Miracle House, a halfway house for women ages 18 and older who are recovering from addiction, $5,300
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Cook County North Suburban (NAMI-CCNS), which provides peer support to people and their families who are living with mental illness $4,220
  • Northwest CASA, which works to facilitate healing for survivors of sexual violence and eradicate sexual violence in our communities, $2,000
  • Northwest Compass, Inc., which provides emergency services, education and empowerment for people in crisis, $2,900
  • North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic, provides pro bono legal services in the areas of immigration, domestic violence, and housing, $1,500
  • Northwest Suburban Day Care Center, which provides day care for toddlers of low-income families, $43,000
  • Older Adult Services/Home Delivered Meals, which provides outpatient and inpatient services for older adults and caregivers including meals for those who cannot prepare their own, $5,300
  • Orchard Village, provides services for people with developmental challenges,$600
  • Peer Services, which provides substance abuse prevention, early intervention and treatment services, $9,440
  • Resources for Community Living, which helps adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities live independently, $1,000
  • Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center, which provides individual and group therapy, psychiatric, care management, psychosocial rehabilitation/day treatment, and 24/7 crisis response for children and adults, $39,600
  • Wings, which provides housing and supportive services for adults and children who are homeless due to domestic violence or other causes, $5,400

 

For more information about other services provided by Maine Township visit www.mainetown.com or call 847-297-2510.