The Township Advisory Committees play a vital role in balancing the social service needs of the Township while serving as stewards of Township tax dollars. The three Township Advisory committees are:
- Mental Health - This committee reviews grant proposals from agencies serving clients with mental illness or agencies providing intensive counseling type services and outreach meant to positively impact an individual or family’s well-being, especially in crisis situations. Programs address issues such as sexual abuse, family conflict, depression, substance abuse, and coping with cancer and other illnesses.
- Money Follows the Person – This committee reviews grant requests from agencies that serve clients with developmental and other disabilities and their families. It is also responsible for exploring and expanding the concept of money follows the person, a new mechanism of funding for persons with disabilities in that the individual receives funding instead of an agency, and the individual can choose the programs and services that best meets their needs. The Community Support Grants and Incubator Program are examples of this.
- Agency Oversight – This committee oversees agencies that serve the community in the following broad areas: Youth Drop-in Centers, Individual and Family Counseling/Emotional Well-Being, Senior Services, Crisis Intervention/Prevention Services, and Other Services.
Become a Committee Member
Learn more about the benefits, time commitment, qualifications, and term limits as a volunteer of an Advisory Committee.