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May 2 2022

McNabb Center observes Mental Health Awareness Month throughout May

During the month of May the McNabb Center is hosting a virtual campaign to start a conversation about the importance of mental health. As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, it is important to recognize…


May 2, 2022
McNabb Center observes Mental Health Awareness Month throughout May
During the month of May the McNabb Center is hosting a virtual campaign to start a conversation about the importance of mental health. As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, it is important to recognize…

April 1, 2022
Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee hosts virtual Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities
The McNabb Center’s Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee invites the community to support its virtual campaign this April during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Every 68 seconds, someone in the United States is sexually…

March 29, 2022
McNabb Center recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month with virtual campaign
The McNabb Center is launching a month-long awareness campaign to bring attention to Child Abuse Prevention Month. According to the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Tennessee, nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. annually and…

March 2, 2022
Harbor of Hamblen dissolves, McNabb Center to begin providing domestic violence advocacy in Hamblen County
Harbor of Hamblen, which was formed to provide services to victims of domestic violence, will dissolve and discontinue services on March 3. The McNabb Center, a regional not-for-profit organization that provides mental health care, substance…

February 28, 2022
Officers, first responders graduated Friday from Crisis Intervention Team training
A group of more than twenty five law enforcement officers, first responders and Knox County School staff graduated from Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training on Friday, February 25, 2022. This graduating class included staff from…

February 9, 2022
McNabb Center acquires new building, will move intensive community mental health services
The McNabb Center recently acquired a new building in Chattanooga and will be relocating several community mental health services, including its peer support program. Located at 960 Airport Road, the new building will provide a larger,…

February 1, 2022
McNabb Center breaks ground on CenterPointe expansion
The McNabb Center broke ground on the expansion of its residential substance use treatment facility, CenterPointe, on Tuesday, February 1. This expansion will increase the number of treatment and medical detoxification beds by 40 percent…

January 24, 2022
McNabb Center receives $1.1 million to increase children’s mental health crisis services
The McNabb Center received a $1.1 million grant from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) to create three Crisis Response Teams to help children experiencing a mental health crisis. “We…

December 6, 2021
Elevate program receives grant from Henry’s Fund to support students in recovery high school
(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) The Elevate recovery high school program received a grant today from Henry’s Fund, a local non-profit started in honor of a Knoxville teenager who lost his life to a drug overdose. The $5,000 grant…

October 15, 2021
McNabb Center awarded funding to develop & enhance programming for children experiencing mental health crisis
The McNabb Center was awarded a Community Mental Health Services Block Grant to address a gap in children’s crisis services in the Knoxville area. The Center will be using the funding to develop a Family…

October 11, 2021
New McNabb Center collaboration helps Hamilton County families
(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) The McNabb Center was recently awarded a $276,400 grant to provide services to families who have been involved with both the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) as well as the Tennessee Department of…

October 7, 2021
McNabb Center awarded SAMHSA grant to open crisis stabilization unit at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
The McNabb Center was awarded a $5 million grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA) to create a crisis continuum of care for children including the opening of a crisis stabilization…

October 1, 2021
McNabb Center to cut ribbon on Hamblen County Crisis Stabilization Unit
The McNabb Center will celebrate the ribbon cutting of its new Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) in Hamblen County. The 15-bed unit will offer care 24 hours a day, seven days a week for those who…

September 20, 2021
McNabb Center seeks Wish List sponsors for Dear Santa program
For more than 20 years the McNabb Center has partnered with community organizations, local businesses and individuals to provide holiday gifts for children in East Tennessee. The Dear Santa program gives the Center’s child clients…

August 10, 2021
McNabb Center awarded grant to help families in Chattanooga
The McNabb Center is proud to announce that it was recently awarded $414,000 to provide homeless outreach services to individuals in the greater Chattanooga area. The funding comes from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency in…

July 19, 2021
Officers, first responders graduated Friday from Crisis Intervention Team training
A group of more than two dozen law enforcement officers, first responders and Knox County School staff graduated from Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training on Friday, July 16, 2021.  This graduating class included staff from…

July 16, 2021
Mary Katsikas promoted to McNabb Center clinical vice president
The McNabb Center is pleased to announce the promotion of Mary Katsikas to regional clinical vice president. As regional clinical vice president, Mary will oversee nearly half of the Center’s clinical services, including the children…

June 18, 2021
McNabb Center cuts ribbon on new ILS facility
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…

June 2, 2021
McNabb Center to cut ribbon on new Intensive Long-Term Support facility
The McNabb Center will host a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of its newest building. This $1.5 million project will house the Center’s Intensive Long-Term Support (ILS) program, which provides supportive living for adults…

May 17, 2021
“Stock the Library” event for McNabb Center’s Little Free Library
(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) Members from The Lighthouse, the McNabb Center’s peer support program, came together to build a Little Free Library for the Watkins Street Park. The Lighthouse provides opportunities for adults with a mental illness…

May 5, 2021
May is Mental Health Awareness Month The McNabb Center can help you find the care you need
While it is important to recognize the need for mental health care throughout the year, as Mental Health Awareness Month, May is a time to intentionally convey the importance of addressing mental health concerns.  “The…

May 4, 2021
McNabb Center peer support members build Little Free Library, hosting “Stock the Library” event
Members from The Lighthouse, the McNabb Center’s peer support program, came together to build a Little Free Library for the Watkins Street Park. The Lighthouse provides opportunities for adults with a mental illness to develop…

May 4, 2021
McNabb Center announces promotion of Mona Blanton-Kitts to President
The McNabb Center is pleased to announce that our most senior regional clinical vice president, Mona Blanton-Kitts, has been promoted to president. As the Center’s president, Mona will be responsible for all clinical services and…

April 26, 2021
Become a Foster Parent! McNabb Center seeks foster parents during National Foster Care Month
May is National Foster Care Month, a time to raise awareness about the nearly 8,000 Tennessee children in foster care. The McNabb Center provides foster care services for children in East Tennessee and is seeking…
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