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McNabb Center opens women’s recovery home in Blount County
Published September 16, 2023; 4:48 p.m.

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Blount County Women; image by McNabb

MARYVILLE - The McNabb Center celebrated the opening of a new women’s recovery home in Blount County this week. The 10-bed house is a safe, healthy and sober living environment where women have access to the aftercare they need to maintain a successful recovery from substance use disorder and transition back into the community. The home was dedicated in honor of Richard and Joni Maples, longtime supporters of the McNabb Center.

“Today is a special day for our community in Blount County. We are excited to open our recovery home where women have the opportunity to continue their journey in a safe, supportive and healing environment, said Mona Blanton-Kitts, McNabb Center President & CEO. “September is Recovery Month and we know when people have access to a full continuum of services recovery is possible.”

The recovery home fosters a culture of recovery through a combination of the social model of recovery and clinical services provided by trained staff. Participants in the recovery home provide and receive support through peer led groups and participate groups led by clinical staff including life skills, work skills, employment placement, relapse prevention and planning for independence.

This project was made possible due to the financial support from Clayton Homes and the Creating Homes Initiative 2.0 Grant from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

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 43,000 people throughout East Tennessee each year. For more information, visit or call 1-800-255-9711.


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