Helen Ross McNabb Center opens Morristown recovery home for women

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The Helen Ross McNabb Center cut the ceremonial ribbon Monday on their newest project at Morristown’s first “recovery home” for women.

It’s a sober living environment – for women who’ve graduated the center’s “Jail to Work Program.”

Women are transferred from the Hamblen County Jail to a 12-week transitional service.

Then, the women have the option to stay in this new recovery home.

It’s a community environment that offers support such as help finding a job as well as continued treatment for those in need of recovery.

Sharon Reid , the Director of Hamblen Co. Services, Helen Ross McNabb Center, saying it’s a healing part of the women’s journeys. 

“This is a place of healing – for women that need this type of support to continue their journey,” Reid said. 

“Everybody needs a safe place to lay their head,” Reid said. “Everybody needs a place that they can call their own. That they know that they’re safe, they know that they’re in a community of people working towards the same goal. That’s a very powerful thing.”

This recovery home is a project 10 years in the making, with Helen Ross McNabb crews excited to see it officially open.

WATE 6 On Your Side was told there are six women who will be moving into the facility Tuesday.

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