Service Stories

75th Anniversary Service Stories

Co-Responder Program

The Knoxville Co-Response Team is a partnership between McNabb Center and the City of Knoville (Knoxville Police Department) that pairs a Crisis Intervention trained KPD officer with a Masters level clinician to respond to behavioral...

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Child Advocacy Training in Haiti

In 2011, Mona Blanton-Kitts and Mary Katsikas spent two weeks in Haiti training advocates to help neglected and abused children who were forced into household slavery. Read about their story, originally published in the Knox...

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McNabb Expands to Greater Chattanooga

Gayle Lodato, McNabb Center Vice President, started her tenure at McNabb in 2002, working until 2005 when she left for UT College of Social Work. In July 2013, Mona Blanton-Kitts recruited Gayle to come back...

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Hamblen County Jail to Work

The McNabb Center’s Hamblen County Jail to Work program, established in 2017, helps promote the recovery of women who have substance use disorder and are involved in the criminal justice system. The 12-week program provides...

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Hope United

The Hope United program provides peer navigators embedded in the University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Emergency Department who provide engagement by speaking one on one with hospital patients who present with an overdose and/or substance...

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Medication Assisted Treatment

Justin Mynatt, DNP joined the McNabb Center in 2012 and has provided clinical services for over ten years. He currently serves as one of the Center’s medical directors. In 2016, the McNabb Center expanded services...

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DRI – CenterPointe

In 1997, the Detoxification Rehabilitation Institute (DRI), a regional non-profit provider, merged with Helen Ross McNabb Center. Under the direction of Patti Hall, DRI opened as a 14-bed, non-medical alcoholic detoxification and rehabilitation program through...

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Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit

Sometimes a picture is truly worth a thousand words. This note was found under the pillow in this client’s room after she had discharged. We believe we at CCSU are making a difference in pediatric...

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Opening of Military Services

Mitch & Debby Steenrod were vital in the Helen Ross McNabb Foundation’s Military Services Campaign, which raised $2.5 million. Their dedication and tireless efforts helped launch the innovative program in 2016. Since its launch, the...

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Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)

The Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) is designed to help adults with severe mental illnesses reduce or eliminate their symptoms, function in the community, live independently and reduce hospitalization. Sherry Light, LSCW recalls the...

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New Hamblen County Crisis Stabilization Unit

The McNabb Center adds a new Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) in Hamblen County.

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