The McNabb Center celebrated the opening of its newest building today, cutting the ribbon at the new Intensive Long-Term Support (ILS) program. ILS provides supportive living for adults recovering from psychiatric conditions who need assistance living with more independence.

ILS is a community-based program that focuses on recovery and includes treatment, social activities and skill building. The goal of the program is to help individuals achieve independence and live successfully within the community. 

The McNabb Center began the ILS program in May 2013 when the Lakeshore Mental Health Institute closed. This new $1.5 million building replaces and expands upon Willow Cottage, the Center’s previous ILS location at Lakeshore Park, which will permanently close as Lakeshore Park is further renovated. 

“We are excited to provide high quality care in a beautiful living environment,” said Jerry Vagnier, McNabb Center CEO. “We are here to serve people in our community and the program at this facility will do that well.”    

This project was made possible by the Haslam 3 Foundation’s Dee and Jimmy Haslam. 

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.