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Front Page - Friday, June 7, 2024

McNabb to receive $200,000 to support active-duty military, veterans

State Rep. Patsy Hazlewood (R-Signal Mountain) has secured $200,000 in state funding to support the McNabb Center.

The investment will allow the nonprofit to expand into Chattanooga and provide outpatient mental health services for military service members, veterans and their families in southeast Tennessee.

“The McNabb Center provides vital mental health resources to those who have served our nation,” Hazlewood says. “This funding will ensure these potentially life-saving services are available to these heroes in Hamilton County.”

State Rep. Greg Vital (R-Harrison) co-sponsored the budget appropriation request in the House.

The McNabb Center launched its military services behavioral health outpatient treatment program in 2016. Since that time, the program has served more than 1,000 individuals and provided approximately 13,000 therapy sessions for those with mental illness or a substance use disorder.

The appropriated funds are part of a $52.8 billion budget the General Assembly passed in April.