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12/18/2018 Non-Profit Spotlight
Nonprofit Spotlight | December 2018 | Personal Counseling Service, Inc.

This special feature showcases 1si’s non-profit members. Spotlighting members from across the community, 1si’s Non-Profit Member Spotlight reflects the variety of our membership. If you would like to be featured in this section, please fill out the following and return it along with a company logo (JPEG, GIF or PDF format) to Connie Mudd via email at ConnieM@1si.org.

Company Name: Personal Counseling Service, Inc.
Address: 1205 Applegate Lane
City/State/Zip: Clarksville, IN 47129
Business Phone: 812-283-8383
Website: www.pcs-counseling.org  
Contact Person: Doug Drake
Contact Title: President/CEO
Contact Email:
ddrake@pcs-counseling.org  

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Please use 300 words or less to describe your agency and your impact in the community.

Personal Counseling Service, Inc. is a nonprofit outpatient mental health facility that was established in 1959, prior to the community mental health initiatives of the ‘60s. Over the past 57 years, PCS has adapted to the needs of the community and added programs and services including varied specialized counseling options, group work, and innovations in therapy such as play therapy and music therapy.

In our time in the community, the multi-disciplinary, professional staff has provided more than 600,000 hours in individual, couple, family and group counseling to more than 78,000 children, youths and adults. On an annual basis, 55 percent of our clients fall below the federal poverty guideline and 64 percent of our clients are children and youth. We do our best to see everyone regardless of ability to pay. This record of service ranks PCS as one of the region’s leading providers of mental health services.

We serve 13 counties in Southern Indiana: Crawford, Dubois, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, Orange, Perry, Washington, Bartholomew and Clark. We serve four counties in Kentucky: Jefferson, Meade, Bullitt, and Oldham. Our mission is to offer assistance to all persons desiring to achieve wellness of body, mind and spirit.

Agency Mission Statement or Description:

“Assisting all persons desiring to achieve wellness of body, mind and spirit.”

Year established: 1959

Counties/regions serviced:

We serve 13 counties in Southern Indiana: Crawford, Dubois, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, Orange, Perry, Washington, Bartholomew and Clark. We serve four counties in Kentucky: Jefferson, Meade, Bullitt, and Oldham.

Focus areas: Mental health counseling, music therapy, outreach

Impact in community:

Fifty-five percent of our clients are considered at or below the federal poverty guideline, while 64 percent are children/youth. In 2016 we saw over 3,222 individual clients, not including family members or those we saw through outreach programs.

Volunteer Opportunities:

We have opportunities for board membership, board committees, and an events committee. We also often have companies volunteer for the day and help us with landscaping or building maintenance.

How 1si members can help your organization:

We want the community to know Personal Counseling Service, Inc. is here and is a resource for the community. The biggest way 1si members could help is by spreading the word about our agency and connecting us with those in the community who are interested or have an investment in mental health services or music therapy services in Kentuckiana.