Township of Schaumburg Committees

 

Committee for Persons with Disabilities (CFPD)

The CFPD is a nine-member volunteer group that serves as an advisory council to Disability Services and the Township of Schaumburg Board of Trustees. The Committee seeks to:

  • Promote and advocate for an inclusive and optimal quality of life for residents with disabilities.
  • Support services and programs available to persons with disabilities.
  • Assist in the development goals, objectives, and policies for Disability Services.
  • Provide outreach to community about services and opportunities.
  • Make recommendations for annual grant funding to agencies who serve persons with disabilities and their care partners.

CFPD currently has two membership vacancies. Applicants must reside in Schaumburg Township, pass a background check, and provide a resume. Committee members should be a person with a disability, a primary caregiver or guardian of a person with a disability, or a person with advance skill, knowledge, or experience serving people with disabilities. The Township Board approves members to the Committee. The CFPD accepts applications year-round.

Please contact Becky Cordes, Director of Senior and Disability Services at 847-285-4541 or bcordes@schuamburgtownship.org for more information or to request an application.

You can also click here for an electronic version.


CFPD Members

Mark Chereso – Chairperson
Bill Eliasek – Vice Chairperson
Bob Ogilvie
Carleen Emde
Eva Feng
Andrew Miller
Darrell Taylor

Mental Health Committee

Purpose

The Mental Health Committee is guided by four basic objectives:

  • Identifying and relating present mental health needs of Schaumburg Township
  • Reviewing and monitoring current services and programs
  • Informing residents of available services
  • Reviewing plans for meeting the future mental health and social service needs of Schaumburg Township

Over time, many agencies have added a number of social services that are adjunctive and complementary to their basic commitments to mental health services. As a result, the MHC’s interests have broadened to include concern for generic social service needs as well as for the mental health needs in the community.


Membership

The Schaumburg Township Mental Health Committee (MHC) is comprised of eight voting members who are appointed to four-year terms by Township Trustees. The MHC meets monthly, typically the 1st Tuesday of the month from September through May each year. Annually, a Township Trustee is named as a liaison to the Committee and works to ensure communication and coordination of the MHC’s efforts with those of the Town Trustees.

MHC members are volunteers who give their time and skills for the benefit of those in the community who need mental health assistance. If you live or work in Schaumburg Township and you are not employed by any agency receiving funds from Schaumburg Township, you may be eligible for membership or associate membership. Please contact us at mhc@schaumburgtownship.org for more information.

Jillian Bernas – Chair
MaryAnn Ogilvie – Vice Chair
Stephanie Bertels – Secretary
Joanmarie Wermes – Member
Gina Raza – Member
Jonathan Rubin – Member
Mary Cloonan-Walsh – Member
Cathy Skura – Associate Member


Agencies Supported by Schaumburg Township

Over the years, and in cooperation with Schaumburg Township Trustees, the MHC established relationships with a number of mental health and social service agencies which it believed were in a good position to assist in providing mental health and social services to residents of Schaumburg Township. Generally, township funds are provided to selected agencies that can provide support services that will meet the family, marital, addiction, psychiatric, or legal needs of the township residents. With the burgeoning stress of modern life, Schaumburg Township was an early leader in ensuring that its residents would have access to affordable counseling services, crisis intervention, and support groups regardless of their ability to pay.


How These Agencies Can Help You

Kenneth Young Center is a is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides preventative programs, assessment, counseling, and psychiatry to Schaumburg Township residents of all ages. Services are client driven and rehabilitation oriented. Their mission is to “help people of all ages overcome life’s challenges and achieve their goals through personalized behavioral health and older adult services.” Contact Kenneth Young Center at www.kennethyoung.org or 847-524-8800.

SHARE Program is a not-for-profit residential alcohol and drug abuse detoxification and rehabilitation treatment facility. SHARE offers a variety of service for male and female adults 18 years of age and older. SHARE also offers an array of outpatient level services, including gambling addiction treatment. This agency’s facilities are located in Hoffman Estates. Phone: 847-882-4181

Life Span, Inc. provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence in Cook County, including counseling, advocacy and legal representation in the area of family law and immigration. Counseling Services: 847-824-0382; Legal Services: 312-408-1210

The Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (CASA) is available to help adults and children in need of counseling and emotional support if they fall victim to sexual assault, sexual abuse, or incest. Therapy is provided in English as well as Spanish. The agency 24-hour advocacy for victims at police stations, and through a crisis line. Victims also receive legal support in court. This agency is located in Arlington Heights and its services are offered free of charge. Phone: 847-806-6526


Ways to support our Agencies

  • Monetary Donations
  • Gifts in kind
  • Attend fund-raising events
  • Serve as a volunteer

Contacting the Mental Health Committee

Email: mhc@schaumburgtownship.org

Senior Citizens Services Committee (SCSC)

The SCSC is a nine-member volunteer group that serves as an advisory council to Senior Services and the Township of Schaumburg Board of Trustees. The role of the committee is to keep the department and board apprised of the needs of the Township’s older adult population. The Committee also works with the department to meet those needs.

The SCSC currently has one vacancy. Applicants must live within Schaumburg Township, pass a background check, and provide a resume. At least one third of the committee must be 55 years of age or older. The Township Board approves members to the Committee. Applications are accepted year-round in case of future vacancies.

Please contact Becky Cordes, Director of Senior and Disability Services at 847-285-4541 or bcordes@schuamburgtownship.org for more information or to request an application.

You can also click here for an electronic version.


SCSC Members

Mark Chereso
Nancy Croke – Chairperson
Denis De Camp
Linda Kasinger
Donna Kaywood
Marilyn Pande
Kathleen Ray
Sheva Wohlhart