Hamblen County Center celebrates opening and welcomes community
Hamblen County Center ribbon cutting
On Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the outpatient center in Morristown. The Hamblen County Center is providing mental health services and social services to children, adults and families.

The Center constructed and furnished a 7,000 square foot facility to provide adequate operating space for both its current and anticipated needs. The completion of the new clinic increases the facility’s service capacity by 50 percent. In support of the Center’s goal, the City of Morristown donated a sizable lot for the new facility. This site is ideal as it is located next to the Center’s adolescent residential treatment facility and youth emergency shelter.

The new facility will allow sufficient space for psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, master’s level clinicians, and community-based case managers to provide quality mental health care for residents in and surrounding Hamblen County. Additionally, the Center will act as a base for therapists and case managers when going into the community’s schools and homes to meet clients’ needs. The campaign to build the new facility was the result a of true partnership between the Greater Lakeway community and the Center. With the community contributing $750,000 to the capital campaign and the Center contributing $750,000, the amount contributed to the project totals $1.5 million.

“Providing access to quality, affordable behavioral health care is a vital part of the Helen Ross McNabb Center’s ability to meet its mission of improving the lives of the people we serve. This new center would not be possible without the community’s support,” states Jerry Vagnier, the Helen Ross McNabb Center president and CEO. “Together, we will impact thousands of lives by helping those in our community with the greatest need and the least resources.”

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