The Riverside Township Mental Health Board is pleased to announce a handful of programs that have been approved by the board for our township partners.
Supporting Developmental Disabilities with UCP Seguin
One such approved program is for individuals with developmental disabilities, where they can spend 3 days at an approved group home with UCP Seguin, to help with life skills and possibly place them in an independent group home in the future, if they so choose.
On-site Mental Health Assistance & Information
The Board also approved an Information & Referral Manager to be placed at the Riverside Town Hall by May 2019. The manager will be on site 3 days a week, including some evenings and Saturdays, to provide assistance and information to residents with a host of different issues, and be able to refer them to proper treatment programs.
Mental Health First Aid Training for First Responders
First responders are set to get mental health first aid training as well. The training is fully funded by the Riverside Township Mental Health Board and will be conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, who will certify police officers in Riverside Township with the training needed to deal with situations in the mental health field.
Financial Assistance for Special Recreation Programs
The program to assist residents for special recreation is already in place and running for Riverside and North Riverside residents within the Township. If a resident with a developmental disability chooses a program for special recreation from the West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA), the township will pay for half of the cost of the program and half of the transportation cost. The program has been in place since October and is the first of its kind in the area.