Tazwood Mental Health Center is now Tazwood Center for Wellness. We are using our home page space to highlight two specific resources available for people impacted by the tornadoes of November 17, 2013. The first resource is ILLINOIS STRONG, whose services are provided by Tazwood, but funded through a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The second resource is Tazwood’s own specific counseling programs and services. Please see the following information to learn about each resource available.
Please see our link under the tab “Resources” to find helpful information on how to cope with weather pattern changes and practice drills. Check this link to learn more.
Resource 1: ILLINOIS STRONG
Impacted by the tornadoes of November 17, 2013?
Support and assistance is available through:
For additional information about ILLINOIS STRONG click on the link below:
Check out and support the following
ILLINOIS STRONG activities and events:
- Sunday 3/2 Community Event at Gracie’s in Washington 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Thursday, 3/6 Snyder Village in Washington 1 p.m.
- Saturday, 3/8 Pekin Township Tornado Relief 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Sunday 3/9 Countryside Banquet Hall in Washington – 6 p.m. Free Concert
- Saturday 3/15, UAW East Peoria – Democrat Ham & Bean Dinner – 11:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Saturday 3/15 Prep Freeze Cooking – Washington 3 sessions at 9 a.m.; 12:00 Noon & 3 p.m.
- Sunday 3/16 Prep Freeze Cooking – Washington 2 sessions at 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
- Sunday 3/30 Chico’s Washington Benefit 6 p.m. at shops at Grand Prairie
- Friday 4/07 Washington Business Spaghetti Benefit Dinner 4 p.m. @ Bernardi’s in Washington
Resource 2: Tazwood Center for Wellness
Tazwood has credentialed mental health professionals that are here to assist you through counseling, education, and linkage to resources.
***Please see the following services offered by Tazwood for those impacted by the November 17th tornado: ***
It is common for a person to experience emotional distress such as anxiety, worry, depression, grief, irritability, anger, etc. and behavioral changes such as difficulty sleeping, nightmares, avoidance of situations and places, withdrawal from family and friends, etc. during and following a natural disaster such as the recent storms in Central Illinois. These symptoms may present immediately; however, it is also common for these symptoms to present weeks or months following the natural disaster.
Many people will be able to cope with experiencing the natural disaster on their own; however, some people may need additional support, such as counseling services, to assist in coping and recovering. Tazwood Center for Wellness has credentialed mental health professionals that are here to assist you through counseling, education, and linkage to resources.
Tazwood Center for Wellness is offering services to assist you and your family with coping during this difficult time, to provide information on how to respond to the questions of children and identify distress in children, and to provide debriefing for victims of the storms and those who have responded to help. Tazwood Center for Wellness is available to provide individual/family counseling services and assistance in identifying needed resources.
Tazwood offers individual, family, and group services at our office locations:
East Peoria 111 W. Washington St., Ste. 230 (309) 694-6462
Pekin 3248 Vandever Ave (309) 347-5522
Eureka 1831 S. Main St. (309) 694-6462
24 hour Crisis Services are available by contacting the Emergency Response Service (ERS) at 309-347-1148.
For more information, please contact one of our offices listed above.
Mission Statement: The mission of Tazwood Center for Wellness is to promote wellness and recovery through counseling, advocacy, and education. Tazwood will always adhere to the highest standards and strive for the best interests of those we serve.
Vision Statement: Tazwood strives to be the leader in promoting wellness and recovery to the communities we serve.
Licensing & Accreditation: Tazwood Center for Wellness programs are licensed by the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health, certified by the Department of Public Aid (Medicaid), and accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Funding for some programs is provided in full or in part by the Department of Human Services, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.