Freeman counselors just received about $600,000 from FEMA to continue their counseling services through September 25th. The original funding for the group was set to expire this month.
Since the tornado, members of "Healing Joplin" have been going door to door in the tornado zone. Their goal is to provide emotional therapy to restore mental health and hope in the community.
Organizers say with this funding they'll be able to reach more people in need.
Vicky Mieseler the VP of Clinical Services for Freeman Health System's Ozark Center says, "In this last week we have found somebody we have not had contact within the last year that has been working on meeting their basic needs and are just now realizing that it's taking an emotional toll on them."The grant money will support 35 team members of "Healing Joplin".