HANOVER — Hanover Township has always prided itself as a community that cares for those in need and exhibits its compassion and understanding by actively supporting and directing its resources toward improving the quality of life of fellow human beings. Since 1985, the Township has forged a strong working relationship with ARCMorris. It is in that year the very first group home in Hanover opened.
Since then, five additional group homes have been constructed and occupied, and a seventh is in the planning stages. It is because of Hanover’s commitment and dedication to the care, support, and advancement of people with intellectual and related developmental disabilities and their families that the Township was given the “Best Friend Award” during ARCMorris’ 70th Anniversary Annual Awards Gala reception at the Birchwood Manor on Wednesday, May 17.
Accepting the award on behalf of the Township were Mayor Thomas “Ace” Gallagher and Committeemen Ronald F. Francioli and John L. Ferramosca. During the presentation, it was noted that Hanover Township has made a difference in Morris County because of its continuous support and advocacy in helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It was also noted that ARCMorris’ success in Hanover largely belongs to former Mayor Sal Iannaccone, the catalyst and chief proponent in forging a working relationship with ARCMorris and all stakeholders.