More than $3.4 million to boost disaster assistance for December tornadoes victims

MAYFIELD, Ky. (KBSI) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Case Management Program approved $3,429,000 to boost existing disaster assistance in areas of the state impacted by last December’s storms and tornadoes.

Sixteen counties included in the presidential disaster declaration issued Dec. 11, 2021 will be eligible for long-term recovery mental health group activities. Those counties include Barren, Caldwell, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Taylor and Warren.

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) will contract with Community Action of Kentucky to manage and coordinate the program. Community Action Agencies will be contracted by Community Action of Kentucky to deliver services.

“In our work to restore and renew storm-stricken parts of our state, we have an obligation to prioritize behavioral needs and mental wellness,” said CHFS Secretary Eric Friedlander. “We are pleased to be a part of this collaborative approach that will assist people who have suffered greatly.”

Storm victims will be linked to assistance with employment, home repair, financial assistance, health coverage, food assistance and more.

For information about mental health assistance for storm victims, locate the county of residence on this Community Action of Kentucky map, which lists contact information.

West Kentucky Allied Services
Janna York, Executive Director
400 North 7th Street, Mayfield, KY 42066
270-247-4046 | Fax: 270-247-2158
Serving: Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall and McCracken counties

Pennyrile Allied Community Services
Harold Monroe, Chief Executive Officer
1100 South Liberty, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
270-886-6341 | Fax: 270-885-6078
Serving: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Lyon, Livingston, Muhlenberg, Todd and Trigg counties

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