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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Helen Ross McNabb Center Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Homeless Housing Development
Mayor Daniel T. BrownFebruary 1, 2011 - The Helen Ross McNabb Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, February 1 at 1:30pm to celebrate the completion of permanent, supportive housing for homeless single-parent families with mental health disabilities. The newly constructed 8-unit apartments are located at 1125 Baker Avenue in Knoxville. City of Knoxville Mayor Daniel T. Brown spoke at the ribbon cutting.

The housing complex located in South Knoxville will provide housing for single-parent households where one or more family members have a mental health disability. There will be an on-site case manager and a live-in resident manager with meeting space for case managers to work with occupants. Features for the permanent-supportive housing includes beds, furniture, appliances and other equipment and fixtures necessary for daily living. The facility will also be energy-star certified. The project was designed by Allan and Associates Architecture and built by Richardson Turner Construction.
Ribbon Cutting at 1125 Baker Ave.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Maple Grove Apartments at 1125 Baker Ave.
The project is funded through private donations, local government grants and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati's affordable housing program.

The Center's goal is to construct durable and attractive housing which has access to public transportation. In addition to city services, all tenants will have access to the Helen Ross McNabb Center's full array of social services. The Helen Ross McNabb Center's existing housing units are well maintained and are a positive addition to the communities where they are located.

The Helen Ross McNabb Center is in its 63rd year of providing quality mental health care services in Knoxville and East Tennessee. In 1948, the McNabb Center began as a child guidance clinic and has evolved through the years to become a multi-service regional agency. The Center currently operates in 17 counties, providing mental health care, addiction/recovery treatment and social services for nearly 10,000 children, adults and families.

For more information please visit www.mcnabbcenter.org or call 865-637-9711.
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