Servolution Health Services (SHS) is the ONLY organization of its kind in the tristate Appalachian area of Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky. SHS began as a free medical and dental clinic in December of 2013 for uninsured patients in Claiborne County Tennessee and surrounding counties. The SHS c... Read More
Servolution Health Services (SHS) is the ONLY organization of its kind in the tristate Appalachian area of Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky. SHS began as a free medical and dental clinic in December of 2013 for uninsured patients in Claiborne County Tennessee and surrounding counties.
The SHS campus includes: Path to Peace Wellness/Fitness Center and community kitchen; SHS Food Pantry and Thrift store; and Powell Valley Elementary/Middle/Pre-school (PVES) with a combined total of approximately 400 students. SHS has the ability and the facility to be a “one-stop-shop” for health care.
In November of 2017 SHS was designated as a Rural Health Clinic which means that in addition to the uninsured patients, SHS now takes pediatric patients and those with other insurances including TennCare. With the addition of pediatric patients, the realization of the deeper needs have surfaced.
Approximately 50% of our school-aged children are being raised by someone other than biological parents. Most of these are uninsured children. PVES also has the highest percentage of Hispanic children in the area due to the migrant farmworker population in the area. There is little support for these caregivers and little opportunity for these children.
The opioid crisis is ravaging our county and the children are suffering the most. Of the Top 10 US Counties with the Most Opioid Painkillers Per Capita, Claiborne County is ranked number 7. The need is great, the resources are limited. To make a difference, SHS is building a network to sustain the services already provided and offer support to caregivers and after school activities for children including prevention programs, fitness and wellness activities, arts programs and mentoring.
Funds from YouHelp.com will assist us to sustain these programs.
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Deborah Chumley is the Co-CEO and Chief Operations Officer of Servolution Health Services (SHS) in Speedwell Tennessee . Deborah is one of the founding members of the SHS Team which began organizing in 2011. Her background is in Social Work and Counseling which serves her well in current role.
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