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McNabb Center releases 2019-20 Annual Services Report

Fiscal year 2020 was unlike anything the Center has experienced before. The year began with incredible optimism and new business growth. Opportunities to address several issues affecting our community and the people we serve seemed to abound. We were crafting long range plans with local officials to make a lasting impact. Additionally, state revenues were at an all-time high and our Governor and legislature were poised to enhance mental health and addiction funding to address both the opioid crisis that still plagues East Tennessee and bolster a number of exciting initiatives in the mental health arena … then the COVID-19 pandemic occurred. It affected everyone and the McNabb Center was no exception.

While the pandemic marks history, it revealed so much about the Center, our professional workforce, our partners, our clients and our supporters. I could not have been more proud of the creativity, resiliency and unified response our staff displayed. Difficult decisions were made, procedures were developed, and client and staff safety was at the forefront of everyone’s mind. The driving force was always: “How do we help our clients; how do we continue to improve the lives of the people we serve?”

View the complete Annual Services Report here.

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Helen Ross McNabb Center announces name change to McNabb Center

(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) Helen Ross McNabb Center, the region’s leading provider of behavioral health services, announced today that it has changed its name to McNabb Center, effective immediately. 

“Mrs. Helen Ross McNabb founded the organization in 1948 and it has since evolved to serve individuals from infancy through adulthood,” said Jerry Vagnier, president and CEO of the McNabb Center. “Mrs. McNabb left a legacy of compassion that continues to inspire us to serve those with the most need in our community.” 

The McNabb Center is undertaking a brand refresh to become more identifiable within the communities it serves. Over the next year, the Center will roll out its new logo, highlighting its focus on “Well Mind, Well Being.” 

“The McNabb Center provides mental health, substance use, victim and social services across East Tennessee,” Vagnier said. “The focus of ‘Well Mind, Well Being’ speaks to the whole person approach to the care we provide.” 


While the logo and name are changing, the Center’s dedication to delivering the highest quality care is not. The Center’s mission has been and continues to be; improving the lives of the people we serve.

In addition to the name change, the Center has refreshed its website to provide clients with easier access to care: www.mcnabbcenter.org

The McNabb Center is the region’s leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual’s “Well Mind, Well Being,” we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood. Since 1948, the Center has proudly served individuals with the most needs and fewest resources. Today, the McNabb Center delivers support to more than 30,000 people throughout East Tennessee each year. For more information, visit www.mcnabbcenter.org or call 1-800-255-9711.

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