Friday, March 31, 2023, will be a day remembered by all in Tipton County. As the one-year anniversary quickly approaches, residents and business owners are still putting the pieces of their lives back together.
That day brought an EF-3 tornado with a span of more than 3.5 miles wide. This storm followed over a 20-mile path and caused extensive damage to 540 structures estimating more than $37 million in damages.
Once safe to become mobile, team members of PCS began answering the calls for assistance in any way necessary. In addition to providing our regular services of in-office care coordination, medication management, and therapy, coordinators and therapists went out into the neighborhoods to aid those unable to travel.
Because of a grant funded by the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (TNDMHS), we have been able to extend additional services to individuals and families who have been impacted by the storms. Immediately after the devastation, we were able to provide lodging for numerous people.
In addition to our clinical services, we are working to spread awareness of mental health awareness and program opportunities through a new Facebook page. Named after the resiliency of the residents of Tipton County, the PCS Resiliency Project page offers information about care opportunities for individuals and families.