HILLSIDE, Illinois – The Proviso Township Mental Health Commission (PTMHC) has been awarded the “Lifetime Without Limits Award” from the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Seguin of Greater Chicago. Accepting the prestigious honor earlier in April, were PTMHC President and Proviso Township Supervisor Mike Corrigan and PTMHC Executive Director Jesse Rosas. The award is bestowed upon individuals or organizations who make outstanding contributions to adults and children with disabilities who are served by UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago.

“I am honored and humbled to accept this award on behalf of all the people who work at the Commission and all of the agencies we serve,” said President Corrigan. “There is no greater good than serving our fellow human beings.”

During the past 15 years, PTMHC has awarded more than $1.5 million to UCP Seguin which has used the funding for a variety of services designed to improve and enhance the lives of persons with cerebral palsy and their caretakers.

“The majority of the funds we have distributed have gone to provide weekend respite services to parents and other caregivers,” said Executive Director Rosas. “Providing care can be demanding on any individual and offering breaks where caregivers can attend to their own personal needs is absolutely essential to if they are to avoid being overwhelmed.”

Corrigan added, “We are glad to provide this small piece of a holistic approach to help parents and friends as they care for people with cerebral palsy. Theirs is truly a noble mission.”

The Proviso Township Mental Health Commission provides financial assistance to agencies involved in providing prevention or treatment services to Proviso residents in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities, substance use disorder, and medical services as they relate to behavioral health.