The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded the McNabb Center a five-year, nearly $2.5 million grant to provide employment services to individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorder.
The program is intended to implement evidence-based programs to help individuals in substance use disorder treatment and recovery live independently and participate in the workforce.
“Obtaining employment helps individuals maintain their recovery,” says Michael Waltke, McNabb Center’s senior director of adult outpatient mental health and recovery services. “Through this grant, we will be able to help clients develop job skills and find and keep a job.”
This service will be offered to individuals active in the center’s existing outpatient treatment programs. The goal is to help people who have a substance use disorder diagnosis quickly and then obtain and maintain employment, a press release says.
The McNabb Center will hire four employment specialists who will serve Anderson, Blount, Hamblen, Hamilton, Knox, McMinn and Sevier counties.
Source: The McNabb Center