The Helen Ross McNabb Center announced it plans to merge with Child and Family Tennessee on Monday.
The types of services these two organizations offered won't change, but if there is an overlap in the same county, they will consolidate. HMRC Vice President of Operations Jerry Vagnier said these two organizations share the same mission of caring for the community's most vulnerable.
"For Helen Ross McNabb, it means we have a great partner, and we've got a great dedicated staff who's going to help us fulfill the mission of these two organizations going forward," said Vagnier. "And for Child Family Tennessee, I think we provide stability of our organization, and some medical expertise that wasn't available to them."
The attorney general still has to sign off on the merger. Child and Family Tennessee serves more than 44,000 women, kids and families each year. Helen Ross McNabb Center has offered behavioral health services in East Tennessee since 1948.