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Front Page - Friday, February 18, 2022

McNabb Center acquires new building, will move some 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, to the site.

Located at 960 Airport Road, the building will provide a better, more accessible space for individuals seeking services, says Gayle Lodato, senior director of Greater Chattanooga Area services for The McNabb Center.

“This change will allow us to continue to grow our services and find new ways to best meet the needs of the community.”

The new Airport Road location was previously a Greyhound Bus Station and will undergo cosmetic renovations before the programs move.

Renovations will include adding extra amenities such as showers, laundry facilities and a kitchen.

The center’s peer support programming is funded through the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and is designed to provide opportunities for adults with a mental illness to develop social skills in a community setting and also learn illness management skills.

Nearly 90 individuals are active members of the peer support services.

Also moving is Move Initiative, which provides up to one year of wraparound services for individuals who have been hospitalized at Moccasin Bend for 90 days or longer due to mental illness.

McNabb Center staff help these patients work toward recovery, obtain sustainable housing and connect to other community resources.

The new location will also house the center’s homeless outreach staff, who go into the community to provide services to homeless individuals.

Architectural plans for the renovation will be developed this summer.

Source: The McNabb Center