Justin had been living with mental health issues and bouncing in and out of assistance programs for years when his luck fell and he found himself homeless. At rock bottom, with nowhere else to go, Justin turned to The Helen Ross McNabb Center’s Transitional Living Program, and all of his luck changed.

The program is designed to help young adults at risk for or suffering from homelessness- it offers financial assistance, educational opportunities, job readiness classes, mental health screenings, and much more. While at the Transitional Living Program, Justin joined a mental health program and began taking medication regularly. The staff also helped him file for disability due to his mental health issues, and he began saving money to move into his own apartment. After several months, Justin was able to reunite with his family and successfully move out of the Transitional Living Program.

United Way of Greater Knoxville is proud to support The Helen Ross McNabb Center and its programs that help the homeless youth in Greater Knoxville. Together, United Way and Helen Ross McNabb work to support those with mental and physical disabilities in our community, and prevent them from ever having to face homelessness. Change doesn’t happen alone. To live better, we must LIVE UNITED.

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