MHC Chattanooga Office To Hold Open House

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Mental Health Cooperative (MHC) will hold an open house at its Chattanooga site on Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

MHC is a nationally-recognized, nonprofit behavioral health agency that helps people with mental illness, who are living at or below the poverty level, to have satisfying and productive lives. The Nashville-based organization opened its first location in Hamilton County last September. Services, including psychotherapy, child and adult psychiatry and community-based case management, are available to eligible families, adults, adolescents and children in Hamilton, Bledsoe, Bradley, Marion, Meigs, Rhea and Sequatchie counties.

“In the short time we’ve been here, we know that we have made a positive impact on the Chattanooga area because we offer another option for TennCare recipients,” said Peggy Hoffman, MHC’s chief administrative officer. “Our team approach is to assess the total individual, not just their mental health, to determine exactly what services they need. The community wins because we help reduce the financial burden on public services, and the families we help benefit from professional treatment. The Chattanooga area has embraced our presence. We’re thankful for their warm welcome, and we invite anyone interested in knowing more about what we do to come to our open house."

Located at 801 North Holtzclaw Ave., Suite 101, the Open House is Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and staff will be on hand to answer any questions. For more information, call 423 697-5950.


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