Martinsville, Ind. and Columbus, Ind.—Centerstone announced today that its Plaza Apartments have re-opened to residents. Located at 1025 Morton Ave. in Martinsville, the apartments were renovated following flood damage that occurred in June 2008.
“We are happy to be reopening the Plaza Apartments, which provide necessary shelter and life-saving treatment to residents dealing with behavioral health issues,” said Dan McNeely, Centerstone Residential Services Manager. “We are grateful for the strong financial support of federal agencies, community partners, and dedicated Centerstone employees who helped relocate tenants, clear away debris and salvage belongings. Community caring has made a huge difference for these displaced clients.”
In June 2008, flooding in south central Indiana created widespread destruction, displacing hundreds of local residents. As a result, two Centerstone facilities in Martinsville – the Plaza Apartments and the main behavioral health clinic at 1175 Southview Dr. – were closed and underwent extensive renovations. Remodeling continues today on the Southview clinic which plans to re-open in the spring of 2009.
Many organizations and individuals contributed to the re-opening efforts at the Plaza Apartments, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Belfor USA Group, Doug Bruce & Tabor Bruce Architects, Will-Harris Construction, an Anonymous Donor, Centerstone’s Maria Nehrt, Leroy Marker and the Facilities Department, and residential managers, Dan McNeely and James Fries.
Centerstone (www.centerstone.org), a not-for-profit organization, is the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare. With a history that spans over fifty years, Centerstone provides a full range of behavioral health and related educational services to more than 69,000 individuals of all ages and their families annually. Children, adolescents, adults, seniors, and families all receive help from a multitude of different programs in more than 120 facilities and 150 partnership locations in Indiana and Tennessee. Centerstone is accredited by The Joint Commission in Indiana and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Tennessee. For more information about Centerstone, please call toll free at 800-344-8802.