First Friday Five: Helen Ross McNabb Center

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The Helen Ross McNabb Center has served numerous needs in the Knoxville community since 1948. Current services include mental health care for adults, addiction and recovery programs and foster care services.

Recently, The Helen Ross McNabb Center announced a fund-raising drive to construct 32 homeless and special needs housing units in Knoxville as a part of Mayors Haslam and Ragsdale’s “Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.” Often, mentally ill homeless men and women have very few options available to obtain safe, permanent, affordable housing. The Helen Ross McNabb Center’s “Housing 1st” plan will build one bedroom/efficiency apartments with each building having a common area for tenants to meet with support services personnel. Having mental health services integrated into the Housing First model will allow for greater success assimilating into the community.

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