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.