More than 100,000 military veterans call East Tennessee home. Oftentimes, veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression or traumatic brain injury (TBI), all of which may impact the veteran’s daily life. Helen Ross McNabb Center believes it is especially important for all those who have courageously served their country to have access to the resources and support they need to continue healthy and purposeful living. The program is available to anyone who has served in the military and/or their family members, without a fee. Members of all branches of services, regardless of discharge status and length of service, are eligible.
The Helen Ross McNabb Foundation is launching a capital campaign in support of expanding the Center’s Military Services program in Knox County. In 2019, the Foundation secured funding through the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Hidden Heroes grant. This contribution allows the Center to continue serving the caregivers of our military veterans. Funds raised for this program expansion will be used to hire a third Masters Level mental health clinician to serve veterans throughout East Tennessee. The goal of the campaign is to raise $3 million, which will fund 10 years of serving East Tennessee veterans in need at $300,000 annually.