Tennessee finds a way home for many with mental health disabilities

WUNC - North Carolina Public Radio logoAround the country, advocates have come to realize that one of the most important services for people with mental health disabilities is housing – and that most people with disabilities are able to live independently with some help. States have tried many strategies to create suitable housing options. Tennessee dedicates a small amount of state money every year to local groups that are succeeding pretty well.

Clinton Toy in front of his house

Clinton Toy stands in front of his newly renovated house in Nashville

For this third installment of North Carolina Voices, Mental Health Disorder I traveled to Tennessee to examine that state’s housing program, and to see what that it might teach North Carolina.

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Story guest-edited by Cheryl Devall, news editor, Southern California Public Radio

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