Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Services
Residential Services

The Helen Ross McNabb Center operates two residential facilities in East Tennessee. The residential setting provides treatment for adolescents, ages 13-18, for alcohol and drug abuse or dependence coupled with mental illness (if present). Clients receive evidence-based and evidence-informed treatment models including individual and family therapy, group process therapy, dialectical behavior skills group, and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy. Families are encouraged to participate in therapy and visitation sessions and in relapse prevention plans. Clients learn new coping strategies and how to manage their symptoms. Priority populations are IV drug users and returning clients. Registered nurses, child psychiatrists, therapists and case managers are staffed at each residential facility.

Residential facility locations:

  • Gateway Residential Center in Louisville, TN
  • Katie Miller Residential Center in Knoxville, TN

Benefits to the Helen Ross McNabb Center's Residential Programs include:

  • Adventure-based programming with trained facilitators
  • Accredited private schools
  • Time for physical activity
  • 24-hour crisis intervention
  • Ability to complete community service hours
  • A strengths-based re-education behavior modification program
  • Thorough and client-centered assessment and diagnosis
  • Client and family-centered treatment planning
  • Weekly treatment teaming of progress
  • Family consultation weekly

The Helen Ross McNabb Center abides by PREA standards related to sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Tennessee Department of Children’s Services: 877-237-0044
To report child abuse or neglect in the state of Tennessee, please visit or call 877-237-0044.
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Area Served

East Tennessee Region

Funding Source